stupid question about magic mouse

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by sinser, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. sinser macrumors 6502a

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    I just bought a magic mouse and unlucky as I am it dropped on the floor while unpacking :mad: Since this is the first time I use one, is it normal for the top surface to slightly slide or should it be completely still/non movable ?
     
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  3. sinser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So you can't move the top surface if you try ? So maybe I broke it :(, strange because it works well and the slight allowed slide feels somehow normal.
     
  4. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    Mine doesn't slide either. It should just click up and down.
     
  5. sinser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sigh...then it's broken....it does some sliding, a few millimeters, on both left and right side...
     
  6. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Mine moves to the left and right ever so slightly.

    Does yours still work? That's the main question.
     
  7. sinser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes it works, but you know, it feels stupid to think to have broken something even before starting to use it
     
  8. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    I don't think you broke it. Mine's been like that since I got it new out of the box two years ago. :)
     
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  10. Lennyvalentin macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't dropped my magic mouse, and there's some very slight play in the top surface, in all horizontal directions. It's probably less than 1mm however, so unless your mouse shows significantly more looseness than this I wouldn't worry, especially if it doesn't hamper everyday use of the mouse.

    Unfortunately the magic mouse is held together with magic glue rather than regular ol' boring screws, so you can't really take it apart and see if there's any way to tighten it back up again.

    If you're really concerned about this I suggest you take it back to the point of purchase, tell them what happened, and ask if the mouse seems OK or not from their experience. You could also lie of course and say it was like that coming out of the box, but that would most likely damage your karma and I don't recommend it. :p
     
  11. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    LMAO - I need some of that magic glue for many a broken things in my house. :)
     
  12. Lennyvalentin macrumors 6502a

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    Well, it's not really magic glue of course, but rather quite regular boring glue. Makes manufacturing cheaper I suppose, and, in the case of the "magically" glued-shut Apple keyboards in particular, make cleaning and repairs impossible in the case of fluid spills and whatnot.

    Really disappointing I have to say. Instead you have to junk the whole thing and add to the enormous piles of electronic waste we humans produce each year. :(
     

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