Ooops! Our posts crossed!
Nothing there, Slowhand. It appears there is a door that should open, but the button isn't releasing it. Could just be me trying to preserve my nails, although I've poked at it with a pen, letter opener and very small screwdriver.
I give up! I'll see if the pros have any ideas. My corded mouse will do for the moment and we'll order a new one, if necessary. Tax season just isn't conducive to mouse anxiety!
OoOoOoOh! those battery things are an absolute G20 SUMMIT to open!!! They look like this;Originally Posted by Taja, post: 120173
See the little bit with the curve in? You should squeeze the piece of plastic that is next to there and it will open.
Thanks, Josh! It's in the hands of the IT pros in the building. The optical mouse isn't an emergency at the moment, so they'll check it out in the next week or so when someone has a spare moment.
My old Dell corded mouse is working very well.
I've poked and prodded what appears to be a cover for a battery compartment with various small implements to no avail. And I'm being very girly and protecting my fingernails.