Unable to open wireless mouse (A1015) to replace batteries

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by boldreceiver, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. boldreceiver macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2008
    Ok, I know this seems silly, but I can't figure out how to open an A1015 to replace the batteries. The useless instructions on apple.com begin with "take off the battery cover" which is exactly what I cannot do. Can some please explain whatever the trick is? Slick design means the seams aren't very obvious....
    Thanks, Terry
  2. hughvane macrumors 6502


    Aug 25, 2008
    Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
    Have you fixed this problem yet? If not, can you post a picture of the mouse, both top and base (or sides if you think that's where the latch is).
  3. gusious macrumors 65816


    Dec 2, 2007
    Have you checked on youtube? Maybe there's a video that shows you how to do it.
  4. bgbevan macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2011
    Changing Batteries in Apple Mouse A1015

    It can be a little frustrating trying to figure it out the first time.

    1. Turn the mouse upside down.

    2. The battery cover is a plastic cover encompassed in the gray ring. You have simultaneously push the small catch so it clears the hole, and pry the plastic battery cover up with something thin(like a razor blade). Pry up the inner most plastic plate inside the gray ring.

    3. It's obvious what to after you get the plate off.
  5. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000


    Mar 20, 2009
    Near London, UK.

    Wipe your blood off the mouse and get your bleeding fingers stitched ? :D
  6. Alexios macrumors newbie


    Apr 14, 2016

    To open the Apple Wireless Mouse A1015

    The rectangular white catch underneath the mouse has to be pulled downwards, that is, away from the on-off button. The underneath of the mouse is a white plate with a rectangular cut-out in it that matches the size of the catch. When the catch is pulled down the plate will come away.

    N.B. because of gravity, the plate won’t come away if the mouse is upside down. So, keep the mouse the right way up and when you pull the tab down, the plate will fall away by itself.

    Also, be aware that the top of the white plate has a small tab that fits into the body of the mouse.
  7. Jane Licht macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2017
    I am unable to remove the battery plate from my A1657 mouse. It has a slim white top with no apparent catch or rectangular cut out or anything. It has a silver underbelly with a light, on-off switch and a small opening near the bottom. That's it! I have tried removing the plate with a screwdriver but not forcefully enough to break it.
  8. chown33 macrumors 604

    Aug 9, 2009
    Sailing beyond the sunset
    An A1657 mouse uses rechargeable batteries, not replaceable ones. You should recharge it with the supplied cable. See here:

    The mouse should have come with a Lightning to USB cable:
  9. billin macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2008
    This post is ancient, but, for those poor souls like me who still have one of these mice...

    There is a method for prying off that bottom cover which has always worked for me. You will need a small flathead screwdriver or tweezers:
    1. Hold the mouse in your left hand so the bottom is facing up and that little black tab is facing you
    2. Use the tip of the screwdriver to push down on the top side of the tab, sliding the little black tab down towards you
    3. Wedge the tip of the screwdriver in between the top of the black tab and the now exposed internal lip of the metal case
    4. Pull the screwdriver up, as if you're pulling it straight out - do NOT pry. The cover will pop right off
    5. Do a little victory jig (optional)

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