Magic Mouse touch feature broken. any fixes?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by pixeltarian, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. pixeltarian macrumors member

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    Mar 21, 2009
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    My magic mouse no longer responds to touch. I can move the cursor around and left click, but nothing that requires the touch surface. I do remember dropping it from the desk to the floor, but I'm not sure if that's when it went out because I had been using the magic trackpad for a while before going back to the mouse.

    I have tried all the usual things like removing and adding it as a device and rebooting.

    Has anyone seen any articles about this or know of any way to try and address this issue?
     
  2. matreya macrumors 65816

    matreya

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    Nov 14, 2009
    #2
    Seems pretty obvious to me that you've broken your mouse. Buy another one? :)
     
  3. andreyirra macrumors regular

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    Same thing happened to me. I formatted my Mac to no avail and then suddenly next day it wa working again. I even posted here but nobody responded.

    Until this day I don't know what happened but the behavior was exactly the same as yours.
     
  4. pixeltarian thread starter macrumors member

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    Mar 21, 2009
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    It was the ribbon that attaches to the touch surface from the circuit board.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK3RFd6EBp8


    ANYONE who attempts to repair it - be very careful when popping out the glide rails and very careful when putting them back in. You may need to clean them off and snip them a teeny tiny bit with a nail clippers. I kind of messed mine up and they won't go back in quite right. It's usable but not ideal. I have to believe glide rails are get-able form the apple repair department or something...
     

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