Opening an Apple pro mouse :
the "Kurt" way (light version)
As usual, I cannot be responsible for any damage to
your machines when you will experiment the following
In reaction to my first article reparation
of an Apple pro mouse, I receive two remarks.
Emmanuel Bourreau' suggests me to cut the corona at the
place where it retain the, he says, "ears".
The other one was Erik Zeimert's idea: "I buy a new one.
I sheathe the cable just close to the mouse with epoxy glue.
Just one droplet: by gravity, the glude will consistently
slide along the cable, conserving a little of its original
The, last but not least, Kurt's reaction on macbidouille
can be summarized as: "open the mouse like... an oyster"
Why not... especially if the "oyster" mouse is connected
to a clamshell iBook ;-)
Here is the minutes of the "oyster" operation.
Place a lever (for instance, a screwdriver) just in
between the black and the white rings.
The yellow arrow shows a glue droplet, on of the four
droplets use to fix the ring.
Open while moving the tool towards the USB cable.
Oups: the ring breaks off :-(
Same operation on the opposite side.
Same glue droplet.
We change the tool relative position, to avoid another
The "oyster"... opened.
The 4 glue spots (and where to use the tool as a lever).
The mouse internal circuit...
We just have to remove the connector.
... like this.
The serial number.
For the rest of the operation, see this article
We repeat the operation... on another mouse ;-)
But now, we know wher exactly we have to attack the glue
Hourrah ! ;-).
On the rear of the mouse, hourrah again.
The mollusk out of its shell ;-)
A better, cleaner and quicker way of opening a mouse,
isn't it ?
The serial number again.
(Update) With this technique, only one mouse over
4 has been openend without damage ! Obviously, the amount of
glue and the location of their spots have a direct influence
on the success of the operation.