Lost mouse control

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by TayHarley, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. TayHarley macrumors member


    Mar 14, 2008

    Help - need advice on how to fix scroll down on the mighty mouse's little spinney wheel - I can scroll up, left and right but not downwards.

    I don't think I switched anything off and the mouse preferences seem to be ok.

    any advice appreciated

    happy holidays,

    thx . . . TayHarley
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    This is a known issue with the Mighty Mouse. As the mouse gets older, the ability to scroll down becomes unreliable. You may be able to fix it by rubbing the ball vigorously with a soft cloth to wipe off any dust or finger oil. It didn't work in my case, but some people seem to have had luck.

    Sadly, Apple can't even catch up to the days of the ball mouse 10 years ago, when the balls were actually removable so you could clean them properly from time to time.
  3. Solemony macrumors 6502


    Nov 26, 2008
    This is a known problem to the mighty mouse...Let just say the mighty mouse has a very short life span..

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