Magic Mouse Bottom Plastic Rails

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by R3DH3R0, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. R3DH3R0 macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2010
    I just noticed this tonight, I was changing the batteries in my Magic Mouse and the Plastic Rails had eraser like shavings coming off of it. It wasn't a lot, and they just wiped right off. But is it normal for the plastic rails to wear like this?

    Oh, I am using a mouse pad, it's a firm one, like plastic.
  2. R3DH3R0 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2010
  3. munkery macrumors 68020


    Dec 18, 2006
    The plastic rails will wear down over time. Usually more pronounced at the ends of each rail.
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    no it is not normal. The only wear you would see on them is them getting shiny.
  5. randomerratum macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2009
    Santa Monica, CA
    Look closer,
    it may not be shavings of the rails themselves but stuff that it's collected from weeks of rubbing around.

    I recently changed my batteries and was surprised by all the different crap it seems to have hanging off it considering how clean I keep my table.
  6. R3DH3R0 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2010
    My desk and mousepad are pretty clean. When I slide my finger on the plastic rail, the plastic was pealing, or shaving. It definitely wasn't from anything else.
  7. John T macrumors 68020

    John T

    Mar 18, 2006
  8. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    The plastic does wear down over time. I've had my mouse for about a year now, but the wear is only minimal so it's nothing to worry about. Dirt and dust from the oil on your hands does make its way down there though.
  9. gnychis macrumors 6502

    May 24, 2009
    mine seems to have held strong after 6 months of use
  10. R3DH3R0 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2010
    But I like my vintage Apple mousepad :[ O well, I have a cheap cloth one somewhere, I'll have to find it or buy a new one.

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