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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    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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    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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    Have you checked on youtube? Maybe there's a video that shows you how to do it.
     
  4. bgbevan
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    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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    :eek:


    Wipe your blood off the mouse and get your bleeding fingers stitched ? :D
     
  6. Alexios
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    To open the Apple Wireless Mouse A1015

    The rectangular white catch underneath the mouse has to be pulled downwards, that is, away from the on-off button. The underneath of the mouse is a white plate with a rectangular cut-out in it that matches the size of the catch. When the catch is pulled down the plate will come away.

    N.B. because of gravity, the plate won’t come away if the mouse is upside down. So, keep the mouse the right way up and when you pull the tab down, the plate will fall away by itself.

    Also, be aware that the top of the white plate has a small tab that fits into the body of the mouse.
     

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