Might Mouse Woes

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by EvilDoc, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. EvilDoc macrumors 6502a

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    Any one else having a problem with their might mouse? Mine all of a sudden will not scroll down, it will scroll up and sideways but not down. i have a new 20inch iMac. How do you take the damn thing apart maybe it just needs to be cleaned? :confused:
     
  2. MacAficionado macrumors 6502

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    Funny, I just got the same thing happen to me. I restarted the iMac and the issue was solved.
     
  3. supremedesigner macrumors 6502a

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    Try to unplug USB from your mac and plug it back in. It also helped too. :p
     
  4. EvilDoc thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, it's a common problem. Your mouse needs to be cleaned. What worked for me was wiping the scrollball with a moist paper towel, and then rubbing it vigorously against a white piece of paper. I mean, you have to do it with some force, just roll that sucker around. Should work then, hopefully.
     
  6. Moshiiii macrumors 6502a

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    I heard a toothpick with a little alchohol (SP?)l works.
     
  7. MacRumoron macrumors 6502

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    i managed to take mine apart, but broke off the bottom gray thing (the one that holds the wire in place)

    but it was worth it, cause i cleaned it and now it works like brand new :p

    there was a site i used as a guide to open the mighty mouse, ill edit this post if i find it

    here it is: http://shirster.multiply.com/journal/item/194

    i didn't exactly do it the way they did, but the pictures helped a little ;)
     
  8. EvilDoc thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    unpluging was a no go, didnt work neither did various restarts..
     
  9. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Again, I seriously recommend rubbing the ball with a moist paper towel, and then holding the mouse upside down and rolling it all around HARD on a piece of white paper. It worked great for me, and has worked for others around here, too.
     
  10. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    Mine started doing this. I'd clean, and then it would break again. Apple replaced it.
     
  11. Eithanius macrumors 65816

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    read and followed the recommendations, it worked for a while until it died few weeks later, Apple replaced it, stating it was faulty....

    My question is, do I need to keep doing that and get it replace every 6 months or so....? :(
     
  12. Roba macrumors 6502

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    I to have been having these problems. I called Apple after support today and they said that i could select another mouse from their website and they would send me a replacement without me having to send my old mouse back in. I am looking for one to select on their site now. I love the look of the Mighty Mouse but this problem seems to be quite common in this model and i don't think that i will try it again. It is a shame as i like the design of it but it is just not so reliable in my opinion.
     

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