Mighty Mouse Middle Button.

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by FlintAlt2, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Ok so I bought my iMac ( first Mac ) Back at the end of June and received it on July 7th.

    I love it.

    Only 1 problem. The Mighty Mouse. The right clicks only register like 70% of the time and the scroll wheel gets stuck like every 1 or 2 hours of use. I live in Spain where its hot and I have sweaty hands. Thus meaning I get a lot of dirt on my might mouse even If I wash my hands repeatedly 20 times a day.

    My middle button now broke because I used the technique of using a piece of paper, holding the mouse upside down and "rolling" it several times to clean out the mess. I've had to do this at least 3 times a day. Now the middle button doesn't work. It just gets registered as a right click. Makes a weird sound when I roll the ball upwards.

    Ok so analysis over my Mighty Mouse is f****.

    Thing is should I get another mouse or replace it with another Mighty Mouse. I love the Mighty Mouse but its really not practical.

    Any help?

    Cheers
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Does that help? :D
     
  3. macrumors member

    signatus

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    Don't know exactly where you live in Spain, but down here in Andalusia, by far the hottest part of Spain, we don't have that "sweat" problem that broke your MM: we use air conditioning :D
    No more jokes now. Tell Apple about your problems with the Mighty Mouse because maybe it has some defect. It's weird it broke after only a month use. IMHO, the Mighty Mouse looks stunning and works smooth. The best mouse I ever had. I love it.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I live Near Sotogrande in the Campo. its about 42 degrees. I have no air conditioning in my campo house :(.

    I love it too but it broke by me cleaning it to often. I had to clean it or it wouldn't scroll. So either I have it not scrolling or I wear the thing out crazy.

    :( ... I love my Mighty Mouse though.


    Anyone know if Apple is in the works of a new Mouse?
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    There is a trick to getting right clicks to register properly. When you do the click, make sure you're index finger is not resting on the left side of the mouse. I guess when Apple designed the mouse they just assumed that most people raise their index finger when they right-click. Cheers.
     
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    signatus

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    Wow. Nice place. Well, very very nice place. You're just lucky of living there... except for the air conditioning. In other parts of the world, air conditioning is a luxury; in Andalusia it is a need.
     
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    SnowLeopard2008

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    +1 I second that. Although I bought the wireless bluetooth version, it's still the same thing. But go contact Apple, it's a product defect.
     

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