For this project I did a complete teardown of Apple’s Magic Mouse 2. This product, originally released in October of 2015, offered a new integrated lithium ion internal battery making it rechargeable. If you ask me, the rechargeable aspect of it is kind of dumb, due to the fact that the charging port is in the bottom, making it useless while it is charging. Six years have passed since this product came out and apple has yet to change this, so they are definitely up to something.
The teardown of the mouse was quite difficult because it was mainly glue holding the object together. It gave me the impression that they don’t want the average consumer looking into how they manufacture their products. So I started picking the plastic rails from the bottom with a box cutter in order to cut away the glue until I had enough surface to pull the whole piece out. After that I started prying open the top part with my fingers and realized that it was held by these four plastic clips that were part of the main tray that held the battery, as well as the motherboard and most of the electronics. Once I exposed the motherboard, I took apart all of the screws with a tiny screwdriver, this just mainly took apart the spring that would make the mouse click.
By the end of the teardown, the only thing I had left to do was to take out the battery. This was probably the most tricky and scary part due to the fact that it was completely glued to the plastic tray. I was kind of skeptical about taking it apart because I once poked a lithium battery and it did not go well. so I carefully went about it and managed to take it out using a flat screwdriver to pry it out of the case.
- ST Microelectronics STM32F103VB 72 MHz 32-bit RISC ARM Cortex-M3
- Broadcom BCM20733 Enhanced Data Rate Bluetooth 3.0 Single-Chip Solution
- Unknown 303S0499—probably a proprietary Apple touch controller
- NXP 1608A1 Charging IC
- Texas Instruments 56AYZ21
- Bottom sliding rails
- Click Switch
- On/Off Switch
- Lithium Ion Battery with Lighting Port
- Top Cover and Touch Sensor Array
- Aluminum Base
- Plastic Tray