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Archived - Apple Wireless Mouse: How to Install or Replace Batteries

This document explains how to install or replace batteries in your Apple Wireless Mouse.

This article has been archived and is no longer updated by Apple.

The Apple Wireless Mouse uses two AA batteries. To install the batteries:

  1. Turn the mouse over and turn it off.
  2. Remove the battery compartment cover.
  3. Slide the batteries into the battery compartment as shown in Figure 1.
  4. Replace the battery compartment cover.
  5. Turn the mouse on if you are ready to use it.

    Figure 1 Inserting batteries

If you have never paired your mouse with your computer, you'll need to do that before you can use it. See Bluetooth: How to Set Up Your Apple Wireless Mouse for more information.

If you have previously paired your mouse with your computer, you do not have to set up the mouse again after replacing the batteries. The mouse should automatically pair itself with the computer a few moments after you turn it on.

The Apple Wireless Mouse comes with two nonrechargeable AA lithium batteries. You can also use alkaline or rechargeable AA batteries.

Important: Make sure to put the positive and negative ends of the batteries in the mouse as shown in Figure 1. The mouse will not turn on if the batteries are incorrectly installed.

When you change the batteries, replace all of them at the same time with the same kind of battery. With lithium and other battery types, do not open the batteries, expose them to flame, or in any other way violate the manufacturer's instructions. Dispose of batteries according to local laws and regulations.

For additional information, see the Apple Wireless Mouse User Guide.

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