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

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gimmeiphone, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. gimmeiphone macrumors 6502

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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!!
     
  2. newdeal macrumors 68020

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  3. gimmeiphone thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nop lol I wish it was, I'm ready to throw it out of the window now
     
  4. tshort macrumors regular

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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?
     
  5. gimmeiphone thread starter macrumors 6502

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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...
     
  6. meb91 macrumors member

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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
     
  7. tommyav macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  8. arcade99 macrumors member

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    The same here. I had to click the Mouse once to activate it.
     
  9. CBAviator macrumors 6502

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    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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