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Giving back purpose to my bluetooth magic mouse

by gabrieldroulers

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My Problem

I got a christmas gift 2-3 years ago : a magic mouse!! After several months of happy use, the bluetooth started having some down times... I checked everywhere on the web for answers, but found none that really helped except that one where the heat seems to affect the bluetooth circuit. After opening my macbook 2-3 times I figured that the bluetooth cable linking the motherboard and the BT board seemed to be the problem ergo my fix!

My Fix

The repair went very well! No trouble at all except a couple of screws that are damaged a bit after the fourth opening of the laptop. Hopefully, it lasts for another 2 years (8 total!!) After that... probably retirement :)

My Advice

Pressing on the keyboard around the center near the "U" key would often help to regain BT function for a while. I think it might have been a broken wire in the cable between the BT and mother boards. If this happens to you, the first hardware fix I would try is changing the MacBook Bluetooth Board!! The ifixit guide is already very good help for this and their parts are affordable and good!

Thanks ifixit!