legaleye3000

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Lately my Late 2015 Mighty Mouse that came with my iMac doesn't move well at all. It doesn't track well. I turned it on and off again, rebooted the computer, and made sure its charged. Any ideas to get this to work? I've had to switch to a wired mouse because its so bad at tracking. I don't see any dust or anything in the laser/tracker area on the bottom. Thanks.
 

Pkupman57

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Apr 18, 2013
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What kind of surface are you using it on? I had the same issues with mine also when I used it right on the top of my Ikea Jerker desk. But Ive since gone to using it on one of those black "self-healing craft mats" and the problem went away.
 

legaleye3000

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I used 2 different mouse pads and 2 different desks and still having an issue. Its intermittent and really annoying.
 

Pkupman57

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Apr 18, 2013
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Since you have a wired mouse now, could you try turning bluetooth on the computer off and on again, and reconnect the mouse? Or unpair and and re-pair it again?

I tried that before also, and it worked for a while. But I think my problem was ultimately the surface I was using it on.
 

Pkupman57

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Apr 18, 2013
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Well, hopefully someone else with more experience will chime in. The only other thing I could think of, is something near by causing interference with the BT signal. But Im not as well versed in such things.
 

h9826790

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For testing purpose, disconnect all USB 3.0 device, only use 5GHz wifi network (or turn the wifi off), and make sure you have a good mouse pad (usually a piece of black paper can do the job well). See if the wireless mouse work well in this config.

Also, I believe that your mouse is the Magic Mouse. Apple Mighty Mouse is actaully a wired mouse.
 

dcmaccam

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Sep 14, 2017
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Make sure that there is no fluff or dust obscuring the sensor. My Magic Mouse2 was starting to do a similar thing and I found it to be caused by fluff stuck in the sensor.
 
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