Mighty Mouse is skipping!

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  1. MattDell macrumors 6502

    MattDell

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    Tonight my Mighty Mouse (Wireless) started acting weird. It's like the tracking is skipping... the mouse just doesn't want to move unless you make long and exaggurated movements. The trackpad on my MBP works very well. :confused:

    Anything to check?

    -Matt
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I'd do a restart to see if that clears things up. What sort of surface are you using the mouse on? Does it work better on a mouse pad? :)
     
  3. MattDell thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I'm using a high-quality "Art Pad" and the mouse is less than a week old. I'll try a reboot later to see if it helps.


    -Matt
     
  4. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

    ezekielrage_99

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    Buy a Logitech or Microsoft mouse, the Mighty Mouse is probably the absolute worst product Apple has ever released.

    I've gone through 3 of the darn things and got so sick of the same problems happening over and over again, so I just got a refund and bought a Logitch Wirelees Keyboard and Mouse Kit.

    Don't waste your time with the Mighty Mouse they are complete rubbish.
     
  5. ripfrankwhite macrumors regular

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    The wired mighty mouse was terrible. I haven't used the BT version. But, just get a Logitech mouse. I'm glad I did.
     
  6. echeck macrumors 68000

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    Bah. The Mighty Mouse is just fine.

    I have a wired at home and BT at the office and don't have any problems whatsoever.

    If the scrolling is feeling lagged, it could possibly have something to do with your internal bluetooth as well. But I'm sure a reboot will fix whatever it is.
     
  7. MattDell thread starter macrumors 6502

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    A reboot didn't fix it.

    I did, however, notice that it's "most skippy" when there is a lot of thoroughput through my wireless router to my MBP. Could there be some interference between the two? I figured bluetooth and 802.11 worked on different frequencies so that wouldn't be a problem.

    -Matt
     
  8. echeck macrumors 68000

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    Bluetooth and 802.11x shouldn't interfere with eachother.

    You could try replacing the batteries. And have you tried it on other surfaces?
     
  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Weird. They should be fine but maybe try changing the broadcast channel on your router. :confused:
     
  10. MattDell thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Must have just been correlation (not causation). I turned off my router and turned off airport. Still skippy.


    Batteries are fresh. Computer is new. Mighty mouse is new. What could be wrong? It worked fine for like 2 days and now it doesn't.

    -Matt
     
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  12. disconap macrumors 68000

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    Spoken like a man who has never owned a Newton. ;)
     
  13. echeck macrumors 68000

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    Ha ha ha!

    The Newton wasn't necessarily bad.. well.. yes it was, but I think it was just before it's time. That was the main problem.
     
  14. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

    ezekielrage_99

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    I was more relating to the 2000 to 2006 rather than the 90's product lines.

    But the Newton wasn't that bad it was just before it's time, Apple should have released it when the hardware and software had time to do what they really wanted it to do.
     

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