I Can't Unplug My Mouse!

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Infrared, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. Infrared macrumors 68000

    Infrared

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    #1
    New style thin-keyboard, mighty mouse.

    I can't physically unplug the mouse. The
    connector doesn't seem to want to work
    free. Any hints?

    Thanks.
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

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    #2
    Here's a tip:
    Hit the weight room.

    EDIT: wiggle it, pull harder? I dunno, what exact kind of advice do you expect?
     
  3. Infrared thread starter macrumors 68000

    Infrared

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    Any advice that doesn't involve breaking the keyboard would be nice.

    I've applied serious pulling force. Any more would be risky.
     
  4. jsbarone macrumors regular

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    Can you provide us a picture of said port? Might give us some ideas...
    In my experience, USB ports shouldn't be very hard to remove USB devices from. There's nothing actually holding onto the plug, just metal/plastic contact. One possible method of removal if the port/plug have expanded is to cool them or heat them to get it to relax a little. I'm not talking a blowtorch---maybe an icecube inside of a sandwich bag or something similar.

    It really should be pretty simple to remove it---wiggle it a little!
     
  5. Infrared thread starter macrumors 68000

    Infrared

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    I've now managed to free the mouse by wiggling, but looking at that
    socket, I can't see why the mouse's USB connector was so difficult
    to remove. Something must be catching.

    The new thin keyboards are lovely, btw. They have that intoxicating
    post-it note smell! :)
     
  6. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

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    Don't put the mouse USB in upside down perhaps? Isn't it obvious that something is broken? Aside from telling you to pull harder, what in the world do you expect someone to tell you? I'm really not trying to be harsh, but very very very few people here have experience with whatever it is is going wrong with your keyboard.
     
  7. Infrared thread starter macrumors 68000

    Infrared

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    It was not upside down.

    How would I know that except by asking the question?

    But do carry on. I'm sure it is very important for you to
    tell the whole world this :)
     
  8. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

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    Hmm, drunk MR-ing is not recommended. Sorry dude, it was unnecessary.
     

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