I need to open up my optical mouse

job

macrumors 68040
Original poster
Jan 25, 2002
3,794
3
in transit
I have a lot of crud inside my Apple Pro mouse.

Is there any way I can open it up to remove the dust that has been jammed up under the clear plastic bottom?
 

G5orbust

macrumors 65816
Jun 14, 2002
1,309
0
Re: I need to open up my optical mouse

Originally posted by hitman
I have a lot of crud inside my Apple Pro mouse.

Is there any way I can open it up to remove the dust that has been jammed up under the clear plastic bottom?

probably u can just take a small, flat head screwdriver and manage to pry open the plastic casing. Not sure what that would do to the mouse itself, but its the best i could come up with off the top of my head.

I know this may be an exhausted option, but have u tried compressed air?
 

job

macrumors 68040
Original poster
Jan 25, 2002
3,794
3
in transit
Re: Re: I need to open up my optical mouse

Originally posted by G5orbust

I know this may be an exhausted option, but have u tried compressed air?
Nope. But I'm not sure how I'd be able to maximise the effects. I don't even think I could concentrate the air enough for it to be effective.
 

G5orbust

macrumors 65816
Jun 14, 2002
1,309
0
Re: Re: Re: I need to open up my optical mouse

Originally posted by hitman


Nope. But I'm not sure how I'd be able to maximise the effects. I don't even think I could concentrate the air enough for it to be effective.
Yea compressed air may not be powerful enough to get into the cracks to dislodge the dust. I would suggest a commecial ari compressor, but that would cost more than a new mouse itself!

If compressed air doesnt work and taking it apart is too risky for you, i suggest a new mouse is in order.
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.