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  1. Use a spudger or coin to twist out the battery door. Use a spudger or coin to twist out the battery door.
    • Use a spudger or coin to twist out the battery door.

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  3. Slide out the two AA batteries.
    • Slide out the two AA batteries.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Ronnie

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Hello there, is the Trackpad destroyed by misplacing (wrong polarity) the batteries?

Toto1411 - Reply

I recently found a Magic Trackpad on a junk pile, to find that the batteries are corroded and won’t come out.

I poured a small amount of isopropyl alcohol in the battery cylider, pried with a thin plastic pick and banged it against a table to get out the first battery, but the second one doesn’t want to move.

Any suggestions for how to get it out without destroying the device? The only thing I can think of would be to crazy-glue a thin rod to the top of the battery, maybe pour in some alcohol, and pull/wiggle the battery until it comes out. I’m afraid that any kind of stronger solvent will cause real damage.

Opinions?

shamino - Reply

The best solvent for leaked alkaline batteries is… tap water!

michel.firholz -

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