Best way to clean your Mighty Mouse's ball?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by -Josh-, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. -Josh- macrumors regular

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    Hey everyone, I hear the ball on my MM will stop working evenually if I don't clean it once a week - What is the best way to clean this?

    Thanks,

    Josh
     
  2. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    ball?

    weren't the hockey pucks the last to have balls?
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Ball Cleaner?

    But really, I thought the MM was optical. Maybe you should ask how to clean your eye....to which I will then reply....Eye Cleaner?

    I'm on a roll, gimme another one!
     
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    I think the OP means the scrollerballthing on top of the mouse? Possibly?

    Best way is to turn it upside down and roll it on a piece of paper (apparently)
     
  5. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Scroll ball :)confused:)

    I didn't have any problems with mine for about 7 months then it needed cleaning, I used standard glasses cleaner did the trick.
     
  6. FatGolfer macrumors member

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  8. fsckminix6 macrumors regular

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    rubbing alcohol on a paper towel or towel turn the mouse over and scroll it. should work. works for my bt mm
     
  9. iPhil macrumors 68040

    iPhil

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    I just cleaned my BT MM scroller ball by using the paper trick on a hard surface ..

    Move the ball vertically with some pressure for like 30 to 45 seconds.. it worked.. :eek:
     
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  11. eman macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, take him to Denny's for breakfast first, then game on. (just kidding)
     
  12. Ilovemygeek macrumors regular

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    I would also recomend a 6 pack of Labatt, Mighty Mice like Labatt...
     
  13. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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  14. ClassicBean macrumors 6502a

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    Hold it upside down and wipe the wheel in all directions with a damp cloth. I use the one that comes with the iMacs and iPod touch. Do that for about 30 seconds and you're good to go.
     

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