I can no longer scroll down

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by cbrain, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. cbrain macrumors 65816

    cbrain

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    #1
    Hi,

    I've just been browsing this website and my Mighty Mouse has just started disallowing me from scrolling down, I can scroll up but not down.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks.
     
  2. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

    TheAnswer

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    #2
    It's probably that your scroll ball is dirty. Rub it gently back and forth on a slightly wet lint-free cloth. Apple has full instructions here and a video here. You might have to try it a couple of times, but don't rub too rigorously or the button may stick in the down position.
     
  3. Genghis Khan macrumors 65816

    Genghis Khan

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    #3
    awesome...i've been having this problem as well with my wireless set:cool:

    EDIT: now my scroll isn't working at all :(

    EDITII: now it is...just rub extra vigorously :)
     
  4. cbrain thread starter macrumors 65816

    cbrain

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    #4
    Hi,

    The problem has now fixed itself.

    Thanks anyway for the provided info.
     
  5. eyebeaz macrumors 6502

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    #5
    That problem seems inevitable with the Mighty Mouse.. I used to get it on and off, and then would clean it, and now it doesn't matter what I try, it won't work.
     
  6. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

    TheAnswer

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    I've started following the cleaning instructions on a weekly basis. I figure even if it hasn't gotten to the point where it's not working, stuff is still building up in there. Since I started cleaning it weekly, I haven't had any problems (fingers crossed).

    Another thing I found helped (but you have to be careful)...is put a thick (or folded over) piece of (non-glossy) printer paper on top of a t-shirt (or something else of similar softness) and hold the mouse upside down and run gently back and forth on the paper, then move it in zig-zags a couple of times. As I warned above, don't press too hard or the middle "button" might get stuck.
     
  7. eyebeaz macrumors 6502

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    That seems like it could work.. I may just try that.
     

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