Cleaning Magic Mouse

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by elpee, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. elpee macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2009
    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
  2. mreg376 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 23, 2008
    Brooklyn, NY
    Remove the friend.
  3. sammy2066 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 3, 2007
    Hahahahahahah :D

    On a serious note, use a soft lint free cloth and iKlear Apple Polish or something ...
  4. aresinferno macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2008
    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...
  5. NYY FaN macrumors 6502

    NYY FaN

    Jun 22, 2009
    New York
    this is what I did and it worked pretty well.. i love iklear it works great on everything apple related
  6. spillproof macrumors 68020


    Jun 4, 2009
  7. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

    Mar 24, 2006
    Nottingham, UK
    that article doesn't even make sense when related to the magic mouse:

    Since when did the Magic Mouse have a scroll ball??? lol!!
  8. Fa7mac macrumors regular


    Aug 27, 2009
    ahahahahahahhahah :D:eek::D
  9. akswun macrumors regular


    Dec 29, 2009
    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!
  10. Patrick J macrumors 65816

    Patrick J

    Mar 12, 2009
    Oporto, Portugal
    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 )
  11. turtlemansam macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2009
    i tried it and it broke my mouse. thnx alot.
  12. elpee thread starter macrumors newbie

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

    Aug 11, 2011
    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.
  14. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030


    Jul 7, 2009
    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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