Is there any hope for my Mighty Mouse?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by benguild, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. benguild macrumors 6502a

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    Once again, my stupid Mighty Mouse won't scroll down with the little ball.
    All of the other directions work.

    Last time this happened, I took it apart and that lower roller was clogged with lint... but the mouse was never quite the same after reassembly so I bought another. This sucks, I like the mouse but not if it's going to do this non-stop.

    Anyone have a solution? :mad:
     
  2. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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  3. ivi7 macrumors 6502a

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    I had the same problem didn't have a solution so had to replace the mouse.
     
  4. Luap macrumors 65816

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    These mice are terrible for this. I too have taken 2 apart to clean them out for the same problem. Yet clearly they were not designed to be taken apart and serviced, but its a pretty tough little job, and they look rather scabby in places after the work too.. Its not something you could do more than once or maybe twice to a Mighty Mouse. It would just become an ugly wreck.
    I dont rate the Apple cleaning technique either, plus other similar ideas. At best it works ok again for a couple of days, then acts up again in my experience.

    The mighty mouse was a nice idea, but a very poorly executed one..
     
  5. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    I have to agree with that. They really need to redesign the scroll ball to be removable.
     
  6. lamina macrumors 68000

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    I agree 100%. I've had 2 MM's replaced, and the third one is now acting up. My family is pretty clean for the most part. I have my own pristine MM that I only use once in a while, and it's a joy to use.

    I think this is just an example of a really bad product that absolutely rocks when it works.
     
  7. benguild thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, I put the damp cloth on a table with the mouse upside-down on top of it and ran the thing back and forth as fast as I could.

    It works now. Yay :apple:
     
  8. benguild thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Scratch-that... it just stopped working again. Stupid mouse
     
  9. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    If you haven't cleaned it in a while, it may take several passes with the towel procedure.

    I hope they provide easier access to the nipple assembly in the next revision of the MM (even if it's just a small hole to blow canned air to clear out lint), as the current model truly is a pain to clean.
     

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