Absolutely ****ed (Mouse doesn't work after Bootcamp install)

gimmeiphone

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Sep 25, 2007
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Installed bootcamp, magic mouse wouldn't work, booted into Mac, magic mouse still won't work, tried everything removed it from Bluetooth devices, still won't discover it, now I can't reinstall it without the mouse as it's just a picture of the mouse telling me to switch it on, please help me get my mouse back!!
 

tshort

macrumors regular
Jul 20, 2007
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You've encountered a chicken/egg-type of problem. You can't pair your mouse without a mouse...

Borrow a USB mouse from another computer or friend?
 

gimmeiphone

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Original poster
Sep 25, 2007
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Only person I know has a bluetooth mouse, rest have laptops I can't even login to an account because the mouse setup stops me, just sits their trying to connect forever...
 

meb91

macrumors member
Jul 19, 2010
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I would get a cheap $5-$10 USB mouse for situations like this... sorry I can't be of more help than that
 

tommyav

macrumors newbie
Jul 28, 2010
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i had the same problem when installing bootcamp. just used the keyboard to navigate through menus to install mouse drivers off disk and then nothing!!!!! i know this might be a long shot but have to tried just clicking the mouse!!! i was moving it around and it needed to switch on by pressing it! worth a mention.
 

CBAviator

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Jun 10, 2007
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Nederland
I always keep a USB mouse around for things like this. Even when replacing the batteries in my magic mouse, there have been times that it hasn't paired without a restart of the computer...usb mouse comes in real handy!
 
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