The Apple Magic Mouse is a multi-touch mouse manufactured and sold by Apple Inc. It was announced and sold for the first time on October 20, 2009.

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Why Magic Mouse curser does not move?

When i switch on my magic mouse, it stated connected in my mac but the curser is not moving. Button and scroll work well. It seems like the mouse laser is not functioning. Need help.

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Hi Azmir, did you solve the issue with your mouse..? I have the same issue, please let me know if you have any recommended solution.

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I had the same issue....turns out a piece of hair got into the tracker lens under the mouse. Blowing it out made the mouse start working/tracking again.

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Unfortunately, I didn't had the same luck. I am stuck with a mouse that I do like but that doesn't work. And it seems it's quite common with this module...

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Someone fixed that? I am with the same problem :/

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Not from this side...

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Jan 23, 2013 11:42 AM in response to henryfromgreen cove springs

Had the same problem. Here's the process I went through to getting it working again:

Tried fresh batteries. Clicks worked, but no mouse tracking.

Another set of fresh batteries. The same result.

Tried removing and re-adding the mouse in the Bluetooth Preferences. No difference.

Found a blog post that suggested cleaning the battery contacts. Mine looked nice and shiny, but I scrubbed them anyway. Still no good.

Went into Bluetooth preferences, highlighted the mouse then under the gear menu, clicked "Update Services" then "Monitor Connection RSSI". Monitor Connection RSSI opened a new window with a graph. It took a few seconds for it to start plotting data, but as soon as it did, the mouse began working correctly.

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Feb 1, 2013 12:14 AM in response to henryfromgreen cove springs

Delete the extension named USBOverdrive.kext in the extensions folder under \System\Library\Extensions. Restart the computer and it work.

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With bluetooth on and the mouse connected, hold OPTION+SHIFT and click the bluetooth icon in the menu macOS menu bar. Select Debug>Factory reset all connected Apple devices. Restart mouse & reconnect.

Not sure if this will work with your model, but it may be worth a try. Worked for Model Number A1296 3vdc. Running MacOS High Sierra 10.13.1 on 13" MBA Mid 2011.

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Didn't work for me... Mouse disconnects, then reconnects, but same behavior..

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Above solution worked for me, thanks.

@ rmteixeira, I use to have the same issue as you, then I found that folding a small piece of aluminum foil and placing it between batteries and cover fixed the problem. I read that the Apple rechargeable batteries are a few cm too small.

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@ Laura B, thanks! I am already using the card-inside-the-battery-compartment hack. Seems to be a different thing now...

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Is there a protective sticker/cover over the laser? (It's not really a laser)

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nope. i had been using it for few years and suddenly it cant move. I cant see anything cover the 'laser' part. as it do not have any laser lights like other normal mouse, i do not know what is wrong.

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Apparently it is a common problem for these mice to stop sending signal. I found a couple videos, if they do not help then you may just have a bad mouse... But I hope these help!

I would recommend trying these out in the order they are posted.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vlDEVfV...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhqMAxtd...

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thanks for the recommendation but it does not work. My Magic Mouse connect well to my mac, it is just that the cursor is not moving. button and scroll work fine. Might be my mouse is broken.

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You need to disassemble and put a soldering iron on the laser pinouts. It's worked for me.

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I noticed the same problem after I got Apple Airpods. All of sudden my Magic Mouse stopped working. It responded to clicks but cursor did not move. The problem was solved by remove Airpods from the list of connected bluetooth devises. Go to Preferences / Bluetooth and remove Airpods and mouse. The go to Preferences/Mouse and reconnect your Magic Mouse.

If you run Windows via bootcamp restart in Mac to remove Airpods and re-connect Magic Mouse.

Hope this helps.

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Sometimes the Bluetooth mouse and sometimes even the USB wired mouse stops moving properly.

That is usually caused when the laser lens gets dirty.

Get a Q-tip or a small cloth like from a cotton tee shirt. Moisten it with rubbing alcohol, (not the drinking kind). Clean the lens thoroughly, then try the mouse again. If it still does not move, and the batteries are good, then its time for a new mouse.

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Easy solution : I got the same issue with my magic mouse 2. scroll works well but curson moving like drunken guy. when i saw the bottom of the mouse the lazer light is also clear. but i just took a small tissue and wiped those bulbs to make sure. then its started working nicely , then i found the reason that the laser bulbs are covered with some cream or oil, it can be anything , just try wiping the bulb @mouse bottom using some tissue paper , it should work.

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