Magic Mouse won't turn on

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by jrose94, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. jrose94 macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2014
    My mouse, which has worked seamlessly since I bought it, was running low on power (but still working perfectly) so I replaced the batteries and now it won't even turn on... I've tried multiple sets of new batteries so I know it's not that; there's something wrong with the mouse. I know there isn't a reset button on the mouse, any way to reset it from the hardware itself without it being connected to a computer? Thanks.
  2. hfg macrumors 68040


    Dec 1, 2006
    Cedar Rapids, IA. USA
    You might verify the batteries are installed with the correct polarity. They both face the same way, which it not how most twin battery devices arrange them. :)

    I have also had the power switch "catch" on the cover which prevents it from fully switching to the on position, at which time you will see the green LED light briefly.

    You might try a different "brand" of battery. On some, the positive terminal doesn't protrude enough, or is too large diameter, to fully enter the recessed "+" contact on the mouse.
  3. PlantDock macrumors newbie


    Aug 22, 2007
    El Paso, TX
    --- Post Merged, May 26, 2018 ---
    I took alead on the tip you just gave about the positive ends not connecting correctly.
    I took a piece of gum wrapper placing it around the positive post. This corrected the problem instantly.
    Thanks for the tip.

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