Introduction: Creative MuVo Mouse Dock

I have an old 128MB Creative MuVo MP3 Player but the battery contacts are all corroded, possibly because of an old battery left there for too long. I could just replace the contacts but, heck, why not make something nice out of it. Also, it uses a single AAA battery - quite expensive and won't last long, well , at least for me.
 

Step 1: Gather Materials

Since I was back at home for the holidays, I dug through my stuff I had in college and found an old PS/2 mouse. Perfect!

Here are the rest of the stuff I needed:
-slide switch
-super glue
-wires
-AA Battery
-2 x AA Battery holder (cut the other half since I only need a single AA battery)

Step 2: Assemble

1) Remove PS/2 mouse innards

2) Cut 2 slots on the side of the mouse for the slide switch and the USB connector - held them in place with a glue. For the battery holder, I used a double sided adhesive tape.

3) Connect the (-) battery terminal to the muvo dock and the (+) terminal to one end of the switch, the other end of the switch goes to the (+) terminal in the muvo dock.

Step 3: Close the Mouse

Here's how is should look like.

Step 4: Test

1) Plug-in the MuVo MP3 player

2) Turn the dock switch on

3) Power up the MP3 player

Step 5: Enjoy!

Without the MuVo player and the headphones, it could easily be mistaken for an ancient wireless mouse.

Comments

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hellstudios made it!(author)2010-03-22

I would love to know what happened to my old mp3 player. i had the same exact one.

I guess it's gone along with a few other things I've lost in my preteens. D:


R.I.P. My one and only mp3 player.

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roadieflip made it!(author)2010-02-08

How about putting the player inside the mouse too and using the mouse buttons for play/pause, etc?

It shouldn't be much more work than you have already put into it.

Nice fix for a problem that everybody has trouble with, though.

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Nevwe made it!(author)2010-02-08

Great idea! I could pry the mp3 player open, remove the switch buttons and replace it with wires going to the original mouse buttons. Thanks!

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spacepirate04 made it!(author)2010-02-08

 I have that same mp3 player i love it i washed it and it still worked lol

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