Mighty Mouse defective?

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  1. jasimon9 macrumors regular

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    I recently got a new iMac. The included Mighty Mouse seems to me to be defective, in that the cursor frequently makes a sudden large jump to another location on the screen.

    That is, I am moving the cursor, when suddenly the cursor jumps quite a distance from where it should be.

    Is this a defect, or am I doing something wrong?
     
  2. Macmanrec macrumors newbie

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    I have the same Problem

    i dont have an answer but my wireless mighty mouse is doing the same thing.
     
  3. dantherevelator macrumors regular

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    Mine used to get a tiny piece of lint in the recess where the optical sensor is. That would make it act all frickin' crazy.
     
  4. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    I've seen some sporadic behavior on mine, from time to time. A few things to try:

    Different trackpad. Some materials track better than others.

    Compressed air (can type) on the lens. That's what usually fixes a "jumpy" cursor for me.

    Turn the mouse off and on (let the "mouse disconnect" show up).
     
  5. McShizzel macrumors regular

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    My mighty mouse is doing the same thing, it happens both in Mac OS and Vista. I just ordered a Logitech MX Revolution to replace my mighty mouse so I'll see if this cursor jumping continues with the new mouse.
     
  6. jasimon9 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The obvious follow up question: how to clean the mighty mouse?

    I was brand new one month ago today. My Microsoft mouse works well and hardly ever needs cleaning.
     
  7. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    I made a video about this topic on my YouTube channel. Please go watch it!
     
  8. ksmith80209 macrumors 6502a

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    The best answer I found for this (and the only one that ever worked for me) was to flip the MM upside down and depress/roll the little ball around on a clean sheet of white paper. It works every time.
     
  9. macuserx86 macrumors 6502a

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    The mighty mouse is inherently defective, as it is the worst mouse Apple has ever made. Go buy a nice Logitech or Microsoft mouse.
     
  10. bartelby macrumors Core

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    It's far from the worst...
     
  11. jasimon9 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'll probably just switch the Mighty Mouse with the "nice Microsoft mouse" attached to the Windows box I migrating from.
     
  12. jasimon9 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Today I finally took a trip past the Genius Bar with the mouse. The tech simply cleaned it of the dog hair, and it worked for him. So this maybe was the problem all along.
     

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