Mighty Broke!

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by hellodon, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. hellodon macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2006
    I have an imac from December here at work, and an intel mac from last month at home. BOTH mighty "mice" have scroll button problems. It gets stuck almost like its clogged when scrolling towards me (down a page).

    We had this problem with one when they first came out, but it was purchased AT the apple store, so when we took it back there it was exchanged no problem..but both of these came from online purchases and were included with the machines.....does anyone know the policy with these things? I can't really send my mice away to be replaced.....i have nothing to use for back ups. Anyone know if i can take it directly to the apple store?

    This may have been posted before so I apologize if that's the case....any help would be greatly appreciated!

  2. captainbeefheat macrumors regular

    Jan 21, 2006
    This seems to be a issue that has effected a lot of people, if you search around the forum you will find lots of solutions.

    If that doesn;t work and you need to return I would ring apple, they might even just send you a new one without sending it back. It probably depends how much the mice cost apple. For example I know that many companies will send out new keyboards without any proof as there like 50p each to them...although I suspect a mighty mouse is worth more then 50p :)
  3. quigleybc macrumors 68030


    Jun 17, 2005
    Beautiful Vancouver British Columbia, Canada
    The mighty mouse is a mighty annoying device...

    You need to clean the track ball when it stops scrolling up or down (and it will stop..)

    I took my MM and upside down, rolled the track ball vigorously over a wet paper towel. Then I scrolled the hell out of it, really digging down into the trackball.

    A day later it scrolls like new.
  4. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

    Apr 6, 2005
    I returned a mighty mouse TWICE for that very same problem. And in both
    times I got a brand new one. The first time scrolling down stopped working
    so I returned it and got a new one 2 days after. The second time (after using
    the mouse for 1 month), scrolling up stopped working so I returned it and
    they got me a new one after 5 days !!!
  5. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

    Apr 6, 2005
    One more thing I forgot, you can take it to an authorized service center or
    the Apple store but they probably wont be able to give you a new one right
    away. Sometimes they (or you can ask) offer you another mouse which
    you can use during the time your MM gets fixed.
  6. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816


    Sep 6, 2005
    Brilliant. Worked like a charm. <Bows down to quigleybc>

  7. jared_kipe macrumors 68030


    Dec 8, 2003
    probably work better with rubbing alchohol
  8. ITASOR macrumors 601


    Mar 20, 2005
    Yeah, cause not all geeks like us have 500 mice laying around. :p ...just kidding. :D
  9. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030


    May 18, 2004

    cleaning the track ball !!!! ah, just like the old days before the optical mouse.

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