Magic Mouse Loses Connection When Bumped

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by zachsilvey, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. zachsilvey macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2008
    Battle Ground
    Any other Magic Mouse users that gave had connection issues. When the battery level drops below 50% on mine a slight bump or drop will cause it to loose connection momentarily. It isn't a huge issue but can be annoying.
  2. tassos macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2013
    The same…

    It is happening to me also.
    With the smallest bump, in example when I pickup the mouse to move it in my desk and I touch the 'ground' the connection is lost. It's very annoying:mad: The strange thing is that it wasn't happened at start but gradually. So it makes me think that it's something related with the hardware and not related i.e. with batteries used (as I saw in some suggestions) or the bluetooth connection itself (the mouse shuts down completely for a second).
    Need to point that the same thing happens with the trackpad.
    I have both for year and a half now and the strange thing is that they both started having the same problem almost simultaneously.
    It makes me think…
  3. Pimptastic macrumors regular


    Nov 27, 2006
    Up North, UK
    We have multiple iMacs at work and most of them do this. It seems to be battery related though as we can go for a while without it happening, then suddenly they all do it at the same time. I put it down to dodgy batch of batteries but perhaps not!?
  4. MacLekt macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2013
    Another victim! Absolutely in the same boat with my mouse. No solution found as of today.
  5. jtc2 macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2012

    I have a Magic Mouse at home and at work, and they both had this problem. My solution was to fold up a piece of paper and put it on top of the batteries before putting the battery cover on. This keeps the batteries in place when the mouse is jarred, and it seems to have fixed the problem.
  6. Acorn macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2009
    this has happened to me i picked the mouse up to move it and dropped it by accident about 4 inches from the desk and its connection was lost. it wasnt a big drop but enough to likely jitter the batteries.
  7. Commy1 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2013
    Same here, seems to be a common problem. The mouse always manages to reconnect but it's still annoying if you're really in the zone.
  8. 147798 Suspended

    Dec 29, 2007
    Glad I found this thread. Paper trick worked for me!
  9. stelfyelfy macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2014
    Magic Mouse keeps loosing connection easy fix

    Hi there i been seeing a lot of posts about this and its mostly all to do with the battery as everyone rightly points out. A very slight difference in size makes the terminals not connect. The easiest way to fix this is to get a pair of pliers and simply squash the protruding terminal on your obviously slightly too small batteries. I point out that its only a slight squeeze, pinch once and then move the pliers around and pinch again. The idea is to deform the cap just enough to lengthen. It works for me and in no way recommend this without a degree of care but hey it works.
  10. Altemose macrumors G3


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
    Try using a small piece of paper in there under and above the batteries to keep it steady. I do not have this issue but have used others's mice that had this same problem. That is how I fixed it for them...
  11. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I had this problem and it frustrated me to know end. I then realized the batteries were not seated proper and viola back to normal.
  12. LarsDane macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2014
    Horsens, Denmark
    Batteries not made to standard??

    I have had a related problem with my otherwise fine Magic Mouse. Several times, when the batteries went dead, I changed them to new ones. Some (actually quite a few different) did NOT work in the MM - i.e. no light when switched on. What I have discovered is the following:
    - Duracell of almost any type AA is a no-go, won't work in the MM
    - Duracell rechargeable AA more or less the same
    - Energizer rechargeable AA more or less the same
    - Normal Energizer AA - some will work, actually most of them
    And when I found batteries that worked I have had absolutely no issues with sudden connection losses.

    I just today ran out of power - and much to my frustration I only had rechargeable AA's and Duracell AA's in stock, no normal Energizers. I looked high and low and discovered a few IKEA AA's lying around in my daughters desk drawer (I guess i bought them for a small torch or her LED light chains together with unnecessary items which you always buy when in IKEA).
    Presto!! The mouse worked perfectly with the IKEA batteries (and no rattling around)

    I have found a few references to problems with Duracell batteries (and other brands) and it seems that maybe Apple decided that Duracell was not Apple standard. So some batteries apparently has too short +terminals to connect properly. This is a simple game of trial and error.
    Seen in the light that the size was standardized by ANSI in 1947, it's frustrating that different manufacturers utilizes different ranges of the tolerances and Apple's MM likewise. But anyway - IKEA saved the day...
  13. wardy73 macrumors newbie


    Jul 2, 2016
    Nottingham England
    Hi i tried wrapping aluminium foil around both positive ends of the batteries and hey presto no moire connection isssues.

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