Magic Mouse - can't close the battery case

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by badcrumble, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. badcrumble macrumors regular

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    My Magic Mouse just arrived and as I opened it it fell out of the case and the battery case lid popped off. I can't for the life of me get it closed again - the part with the little switch simply won't shut properly. Help!
     
  2. glossywhite macrumors 65816

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    You have probably bent or distorted the aluminium lid... oops!.
     
  3. badcrumble thread starter macrumors regular

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    Could someone take theirs off and show me a picture of what the underside of the lid is supposed to look like? Would be REALLY helpful.
     
  4. glossywhite macrumors 65816

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    I wish I had a camera, I'd be more than glad to oblige you, sorry.
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    It is flat. You may have bent yours. It should go in top first then bottom. It's thin and undoubtedly easy to bend.
     
  6. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    It kind of will snap into place, at first I had slight difficulty but you know the old adage if it doesn't fit force it! just a little extra center pressure seemed to have worked for me.
     
  7. glossywhite macrumors 65816

    glossywhite

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    In that case Miss, the earth is flat too.

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    The cover is SLIGHTLY curved across it's width, in order to give it rigidity & to follow the form of the mouse. Lengthways, the cover is completely straight.

    Next, they'll make it Unibody! :D
     
  8. badcrumble thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks - the problem was with that little nub underneath, where the battery cover button is. Had to sort of hammer it back into shape, very delicately. It's not a perfect solution, but it stays shut and doesn't drag on the ground now.
     
  9. glossywhite macrumors 65816

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    Ahh, well therein lies your problem; mice are for desks, not the ground! :p :D
     

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