mod the Apple mouse

Posted by: maestro

mod the Apple mouse - 02/04/05 09:07 AM

Now that I got a new mouse, I want to use my old Apple mouse for my wifes B&W G3. I would
like to paint the inside of it to match. Has anyone taken one of these apart? If not I am
willing to sacrifice it for the cause and do a mod guide on it. That is if I can ever finish my
other mods. whistle
-maestro
Posted by: maestro

Re:mod the Apple mouse - 02/04/05 09:08 AM

Also, I would like to put a blue LED in it so it glows. Anything on that would be appreciated
too.
-maestro
Posted by: krusher117

Re:mod the Apple mouse - 02/04/05 09:55 AM

I have one laying around here somewhere I think. I'll see what I can do this weekend!

Post edited by: krusher117, at: 2005/02/04 17:55
Posted by: oojacoboo

Re:mod the Apple mouse - 02/04/05 04:10 PM

are you talking about the hockey puck mouse?
Posted by: whitlock

Re:mod the Apple mouse - 02/04/05 04:47 PM

I assumed it was the pro mouse. Well, it's possible but you have to break every pressure tab in the mouse to do it. Let's say once you have it done, it's going to stay like that. A good epoxy will treat you right, and do something else while you are at it. See if the Isopropyl alcohol trick removes the paint in the pro mouses.
Posted by: oojacoboo

Re:mod the Apple mouse - 02/04/05 05:28 PM

if it is painted from the underside, like i think it is, then 99% isopropyl should do the trick. I don't think that 70% will quite cut it. But I know 99% does well. You can find it at your local hospital products distribution center.

Post edited by: oojacoboo, at: 2005/02/05 01:29
Posted by: maestro

Re:mod the Apple mouse - 02/05/05 02:43 AM

Um, I think I could get it open without breaking it, at least I hope I can. I guess Ill wait for
Krusher to break his first. :silly:
-maestro
Posted by: krusher117

Re:mod the Apple mouse - 02/05/05 04:15 AM

laugh
Posted by: whitlock

Re:mod the Apple mouse - 02/05/05 06:32 AM

Here is a mod guide on modding/taking apart a Pro Mouse. I may have mispoke about pressure tabs, but they were the epoxy joints (they feel the same when you are cutting them).

Link :: Pro Mouse Dissasembly
Posted by: maestro

Re:mod the Apple mouse - 02/05/05 08:38 AM

Thanks Whitlock. Thats helpful.
-maestro
Posted by: whitlock

Re:mod the Apple mouse - 02/05/05 02:25 PM

All this talk about taking apart a Pro Mouse got me yancy...so I painted my Pro Keyboard. There's a mod guide on it too. Not bad for less than 4 hours from idea to finish.

Link :: Black & White Pro Keyboard

Post edited by: whitlock, at: 2005/02/05 22:26
Posted by: krusher117

Re:mod the Apple mouse - 02/06/05 07:32 AM

Apple Mous is MIA! I thought I had 2 laying around here and I can't find either one

Sorry it looks like I can't help you out with that mod