Has your Mighty Mouse gotten stuck?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by gorby, Nov 12, 2007.

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Mighty Mouse?

  1. My Mighty Mouse scrollball has never gotten stuck

    6 vote(s)
    25.0%
  2. My Mighty Mouse scrollball is stuck permanently (i.e. dead)

    5 vote(s)
    20.8%
  3. It's only gotten stuck temporarily on some occasions

    13 vote(s)
    54.2%
  1. gorby macrumors 6502

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    #1
    For a Mac newbie, even I know this is a common issue.

    And yup, mine's stuck as we speak. How long have I owned an iMac? If you've seen a few of my threads here then you'll know that I've only had my (new) iMac (and therefore, Mighty Mouse) for less than two weeks. This is almost comical. I don't know whether it'll right itself (it's gotten stuck briefly before)... I guess I'll find out.

    I mean, I love the mouse otherwise, but come on.
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    #2
    Mine got stuck after 7 months of use but I cleaned it after having not bothered for about 3 months and now it works fine for about a month now.
     
  3. gorby thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, I've unclogged it (again) for now-- found this on a blog that seems to have worked for me:

     
  4. je1ani macrumors 6502

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  5. That-Is-Bull macrumors 6502

    That-Is-Bull

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    #5
    Mine gets stuck sometimes, I just rub it against my shirt and it works fine.
     
  6. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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  7. gorby thread starter macrumors 6502

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  8. EricNau Moderator emeritus

    EricNau

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    #8
    Yes, if under warranty.

    If it came with your system, it is covered under your system's AppleCare; if you bought it as a separate purchase, it's covered for 1 year.

    Either way, they try to clean it first, then, if they can't you get a new one. ...If you want to avoid this chance, call up AppleCare and exchange it by mail.

    (Trust me, I'm an expert at this now.) :D :(
     
  9. gorby thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Good to know for the future :D

    I know this issue ain't going to go away :eek:
     
  10. RevToTheRedline macrumors 6502a

    RevToTheRedline

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    My mighty Mouse saw the trash can after 1 hour. Useless, horribly designed mouse. Logitech MX Revo for the win.

    Mighty Mouse features.
    ergonomics = no
    accuracy = no
    function = no
    design = no
    gaming use = hahaha no (especially considering you cant left and right click at the same time, and there is no feedback on the scrolling)
     
  11. gorby thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Actually, I have no qualms about the Mighty Mouse aside from this. I know a lot of people loathe it though.

    The scrollball is beautiful when it works. It is also a little small, but that's not a full complaint from me.

    Now, I could see how it would be awful for gaming-- but I don't computer game (Xbox 360 ftw!), so it doesn't apply to me.
     

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