fixed : need to replace batteries in new Magic Mouse

Question :

I am using my friends iMac at this moment, and I get a message “Mouse Batteries Very Low – Replace or recharge the batteries soon.”. So I turned this Magic Mouse upside-down and now it turns out that the bottom side is different from my own Magic Mouse… I can’t find the lid to open the Magic Mouse and get the empty batteries out…

What is wrong ?


Answer :

The Magic Mouse you have yourself is a 1st generation Magic Mouse that does have a battery compartment with normal AA-type (rechargeable) batteries in it.

The Magic Mouse you are holding now is a Magic Mouse 2 (2nd generation) that has a rechargeable battery pack built-in. There is no battery compartment you can open, there is no lid. You just have to take out the Lighting cable from the iMac-keyboard (or get a Lightning-cable equipped USB-charger from your iPhone or iPad) and plug it into the small oblong hole in the bottom of the Mighty Mouse 2 and it’ll start recharging.

That’s it.



info : could it be my Eye-Fi disturbs Bluetooth ?

Question :

I’ve just installed a Eye-Fi’s WiFi-enabled SD/SDHD-memorycard into my digital camera, and ever since I did so, my Apple Bluetooth mouse is jiggly… it doesn’t fully respond to the movements I make and seems to be disconnected most of the time, even though my Mac isn’t reporting a disconnected mouse… could it be these things have to do with each other ?


Answer :

I’ve not found any info on this on the internet, but I seem to have the exact she problem myself. Since the Eye-Fi card can only use WiFi over 2.4GHz, and there are a lot of other peripherals also using the 2.4GHz band (e.g. Bluetooth-connections), this just might be the case…

The easy solution is exactly what one would expect :

if you make sure that your Eye-Fi-camera stays at least 1.5 meters from your Mac and any Bluetooth-peripherals, you will see that your mouse will start responding normally to your movements…