Cleaning Magic Mouse

elpee

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Apr 19, 2009
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A friend of mine plays with my magic mouse after eating nachos. Now the mouse is greasy and smells like salsa. How do I effectively clean the mouse and remove the smell? Thanks guys
 

aresinferno

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A friend of mine plays with my magic mouse after eating nachos. Now the mouse is greasy and smells like salsa. How do I effectively clean the mouse and remove the smell? Thanks guys
Congratulations. I am impressed. No matter how close I am to someone, if they touch my stuff with filthy hands, they are going to know what they have done wrong and will be forbidden to touch the stuff ever again. Of course all this is assuming I will let them use it in the first place ;)

You could try eBaying it and buying a new one.

Or just use a damp cloth. As for the smell...
 
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dalvin200

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Mar 24, 2006
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The smell should come out by using this super awesomely amazing method and a Clorox disinfecting wipe, followed by a damp paper towel.
that article doesn't even make sense when related to the magic mouse:

For the Apple Magic Mouse, use the same procedure to clean the scroll ball if it has become discolored or dirty. Use a clean, lint-free cloth lightly moistened with water. Wipe the ball and the surrounding area, making sure to rotate the ball itself to ensure complete coverage.
Since when did the Magic Mouse have a scroll ball??? lol!!
 
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akswun

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Dec 29, 2009
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Clean it with sandpaper first... use a coarse grit... then wipe down with lighter fluid and touch with a flame... while on fire then proceed to wipe with down with a hammer!

Does the trick everytime!
 
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Patrick J

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Mar 12, 2009
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You could clean it with alcohol, with a cloth, and then spray perfume on the cloth and rub it into the magic mouse. Then you get a Magic Perfumed Mouse :)

(I spent half an hour looking for synonyms to Perfumed/smelling nice that begin with m- .. no luck )
 
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turtlemansam

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Jun 25, 2009
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Clean it with sandpaper first... use a coarse grit... then wipe down with lighter fluid and touch with a flame... while on fire then proceed to wipe with down with a hammer!

Does the trick everytime!
i tried it and it broke my mouse. thnx alot.
 
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elpee

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Apr 19, 2009
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Guys, you know what? Half a year later after the incident, the smell is gone all by itself. Apple product is so awesome!
 
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endurojim

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Aug 11, 2011
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The real way to clean the Magic Mouse!

A couple of times my Magic Mouse did not work properly. I look in this Forum several times and try some of the hints to clean my mouse and it worked. But the last time it did not work anymore, now I know why? Because the four magnets which controls the trackball are dirty and they can not cleaned with rolling or rubbering over some paper or other things!
The only way to do it right is to open up the mouse and clean the 4 Magnets which are placed around the Trackball. Her I put a link to some photos how you can open up the Magic Mouse.
[URL="http://www.applematters.com/index.php/gallery/category/C4/"URL]
 
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CylonGlitch

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A couple of times my Magic Mouse did not work properly . . . . Because the four magnets which controls the trackball are dirty and they can not cleaned with rolling or rubbering over some paper or other things!
FYI, Mighty Mouse != Magic Mouse. There is no trackball in the Magic Mouse. And as others have pointed out, there is no scroll wheel on the Magic Mouse either.

Mighy Mouse


Magic Mouse
 
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