Mighty Mouse stopped scrolling after 2 weeks

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by btc, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. btc macrumors member

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    is this common?

    perhaps i should have stayed with my Logitech (now installed and working perfectly) or my MacAlly, also a fully working mouse, neither needing extra software..just plug and play.

    when i installed the Mighty Mouse i just plugged it in and went to system preferences and the Mighty Mouse control panel was already there, i didn't have to install the mouse software that came with the mouse...and it worked perfectly for....2 weeks.

    i reinstalled the software with the CD that came with the mouse and it's just the same, no scrolling.....any help with this?

    TIA,

    btc
     
  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    turn it upside down and roll the scroll wheel on a piece of paper.
     
  3. Steve Jobless macrumors 6502

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    this is making me regret buying a mighty mouse....
     
  4. kettle macrumors 65816

    kettle

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    Just enough pressure...

    I found that applying nearly enough pressure as to activate the scroll wheel button and then scrolling in a circular motion helps to keep it clear. Definitely a problem with this design. At least with the pucks and before one could access the ball enclosure to clean the rollers.

    It seems a lot of these fail within warranty. Anyone had joy in returning their Mighty Mouse?
     
  5. btc thread starter macrumors member

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    Working Again

    i took a piece of paper and just dampened it with a little isopropyl alcohol. i turned the mouse upside down (unplugged, of course) and moved it in a circular motion. i then ran it across a clean sheet of paper until i could not detect any alcohol.

    now it is working again.

    Thanks for the help

    btc
     
  6. jordansampson macrumors member

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  7. powerbuddy macrumors 6502

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    Might Mouse sucks. I am myself using a Dell mouse. I wanted the right click. :rolleyes:
     
  8. mulletman13 macrumors 6502a

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    ... oh the irony.
     
  9. jordansampson macrumors member

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    mighty mouse has a right click function... to bad it only works 1/10 of the time i try it... again refer u to my post.
     
  10. macboy62 macrumors regular

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    I have to use a PC at work so I bought a Mighty Mouse to use on the PC. :D
     
  11. After G macrumors 68000

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    I don't know what's up with the way people right-click or use the scroll ball, but the Mighty Mouse is pretty good. You just have to try one out and make sure that it actually works for you.

    I wonder what the sensor actually detects though. When I press the right area of the mouse with something other than my finger, it doesn't detect anything. Maybe the sensor is heat sensitive or uses your finger as an electrical/magnetic conductor or something. It does work with a battery and a spoon though, so probably electrical ... weird.
     

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