Unable to open wireless mouse (A1015) to replace batteries

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by boldreceiver, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. boldreceiver
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    macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2008
    Ok, I know this seems silly, but I can't figure out how to open an A1015 to replace the batteries. The useless instructions on apple.com begin with "take off the battery cover" which is exactly what I cannot do. Can some please explain whatever the trick is? Slick design means the seams aren't very obvious....
    Thanks, Terry
  2. hughvane
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    macrumors 6502


    Aug 25, 2008
    Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
    Have you fixed this problem yet? If not, can you post a picture of the mouse, both top and base (or sides if you think that's where the latch is).
  3. gusious
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    macrumors 65816


    Dec 2, 2007
    Have you checked on youtube? Maybe there's a video that shows you how to do it.
  4. bgbevan
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    macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2011
    Changing Batteries in Apple Mouse A1015

    It can be a little frustrating trying to figure it out the first time.

    1. Turn the mouse upside down.

    2. The battery cover is a plastic cover encompassed in the gray ring. You have simultaneously push the small catch so it clears the hole, and pry the plastic battery cover up with something thin(like a razor blade). Pry up the inner most plastic plate inside the gray ring.

    3. It's obvious what to after you get the plate off.
  5. Tumbleweed666
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    macrumors 68000

    Mar 20, 2009
    Near London, UK.

    Wipe your blood off the mouse and get your bleeding fingers stitched ? :D

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