Magic Mouse Battery Replacement

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  1. Upsandowns macrumors newbie

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    I recently purchased my first Mac, a 27" iMac, and I just noticed that the battery life of the Magic Mouse is down to less than 70% after about 2 weeks, much of which has been without power as storms have knocked out our electricity far too frequently during the past week or two. Can the batteries in the Magic Mouse be replaced, and if so, how does one remove the back to get at them??? Much of what I've read indicates they cannot be replaced without buying a new mouse and I find this totally unacceptable. However, my efforts to remove the back have been unsuccessful thus far, and I don't want to force something to happen just because I'm impatient. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
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  2. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    What?! Where have you been reading this?! The mouse's back comes off which gives you access to the AA batteries. You had to put the batteries in there, didn't you? Just snap the back off.

    You can follow the instructions in the manual for your iMac, if you need help. Look at page 48.

    P.S. Congrats on your first Mac :)
     
  3. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    Just FYI ziggy, the batteries are now supplied installed in both the keyboard and the magic mouse.
     
  4. davidjearly macrumors 68020

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    Of course they can be replaced. See here.
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    The batteries come pre-installed.
    OP: you take that little black piece on the bottom of the mouse and slide it down, the door will pop open a bit. Take it off, remove old batteries and add new. I suggest having 2 sets of rechargeable AA batteries to cycle as needed. That's what I am now using.
     
  6. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    Strange... I didn't think they did when I opened up the box to the iMac. I even remember thinking, "Wow, Energizer batteries." Hmm, maybe it was just a figment of my imagination...
     
  7. Upsandowns thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Magic Mouse Battery Replacement

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU !!!!

    You've made an old man very happy ! I was trying to push the release the wrong way, and the second I went the other way it popped off, revealing the 2 AA batteries !!! I went to the sit David recommended and it must have taken me all of about 5 seconds to discover the error of my previous attempts. Live and learn !!!


    As to where I read the information that indicated the batteries could not be replaced, it was on another forum on MacRumors, and I apologize that I can not provide you with the chapter and verse as to where to locate it, but it was pretty specific.

    None of that matters now, I am very grateful for your insight and assistance.
    Upsandowns
     
  8. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    It is possible that mine were preinstalled (stand alone purchase) and all that came with the iMacs aren't? :confused:
     
  9. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    They were definitely pre-installed on my 27" iMac.

    I know they used to be supplied uninstalled on the previous generation 20" and 24" iMacs
     
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  12. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    Unless you are 6 or younger, you do not deserve a magic mouse.:eek:
     
  13. akbc macrumors 6502

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    All of you are right,

    they DO come pre-installed. You just have to put the backplate on yourself :)

    So yes, it's inside, you can see the energizer batteries, then you had to have the battery cover on.

    So all in all, you're all correct. They come pre-installed and you probably have seen the batteries inside it before doing it making you think that you put them in yourself.
     
  14. aaquib macrumors 65816

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    We all make mistakes. I've had my fair share of moments with Apple where I'd over think things and the solution was much simpler than I thought it'd be.
     
  15. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    And I have made my fair share...;)
     

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