mighty mouse issue

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by FullCollapse, Mar 17, 2007.

  1. FullCollapse macrumors regular

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    ok so i went to use the scroll ball on my mouse last night, and i noticed i wasn't able to scroll down. it didn't work for a few minutes but it eventually started working again. now that i'm using it today, i can't scroll down at all. i can still scroll left, right, and up. has anyone had a similar issue? is there any way i can clean it out? any help is appreciated.
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

    swiftaw

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    If you searched the forum you would find many posts about this.

    Dirt messes up the rollers stopping them rolling. Search for tips on cleaning.
     
  3. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

    Cybergypsy

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    Never had a problem with mine, then again, I wash my hands before using my keyboard or mouse...
     
  4. someguy macrumors 68020

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    Many, many threads on this issue.

    What it happens to me, I take a damp cloth and rub the scroll wheel with it for a minute or two. A lot of times the grease from your fingertips causes this problem and a simple cleaning is all that is needed.
     
  5. FullCollapse thread starter macrumors regular

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    you calling me dirty?? haha

    yeah i did just take a wet paper towel to it and that did the trick, thanks!
     
  6. bored911 macrumors 6502

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    I have had the same problem many times. Sometimes it's sweat (nasty) or other things. Agreed that a wet paper towel would work
     

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