Messed up Mighty Mouse

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  1. toxthexnines macrumors regular

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    I've heard several reports about the scroll ball on the mighty mouse stop working. So mine stopped working, im thinking probably because of dirt build up. So my question is can i take it apart and clean it off in hopes that it will work again:confused: Has anybody done this before? i would like to try to fix it before i spend more money on another mouse.
     
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    Its clean on the outside, but the scroll ball is most likely dead from too much dirt collecting in it. So i guess im going to have to buy a new mouse:mad:
     
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    how old is it? i´m on my third mm, i´ve had two replaced for free within the first year – same issue as yours.
     
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    Did you do this:

    I find that with enough upside down scrolling, particles do fall out and everything returns to normal. Having said that, I replaced my MM after about 5 months of use because of a dead scroll ball. If its less than a year old, get Apple to replace it if the upside down scrolling doesn't do it.

    I use a piece of paper and scroll the ball directly on that vigorously.
     
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    Dang, im just a little over one year. Im going to try the upside down cleaning, i hope it works
     
  7. MattJessop macrumors regular

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    For me whenever it messes up, just getting a very small piece of paper (long but thin, usually just teared off something) fixes it for quite some while.

    On an interesting note, I havn't had to change my batteries yet since I bought the mouse. Which was well over 2 months ago. I am quite impressed.
     

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