Mighty Mouse issue with new iMac

300ZX

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Oct 13, 2005
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Just got the new iMac (top end 20 inch model) custom configured to add more storage.

The Mighty Mouse does not work properly; it constantly clicks the side buttons if I just barely touch the mouse at all. I managed to disable the side buttons, but I can still hear the mouse making the clicking noise as if I was pressing them. Also, I have to click extremely far to the right to make the right click work.

I have tried plugging it into both the back of the computer and the keyboard, and I get the same effect. Other brand (read: dell / logitech) mice work fine. The Mighty Mouse works, but it CONSTANTLY tries to press the side/expose buttons. The USB ports on the keyboard work for every other device (iPod, other mice) that I have tried. I tried the Mighty Mouse on my Macbook and three iMacs at work, and it works FINE on every computer except for my new iMac. I swapped my Mighty Mouse for one of the ones at work and it still does not work properly on my iMac.

I called Applecare about it, and I was informed that the USB slots on the keyboard "are not for mice, but for hard drives and flash drives" (I'm serious).

I am just curious if anyone else is having this issue. I JUST got all of my stuff transferred to it, and I really do not want to be without it over something as minor as this; however, I am hesitant, as this could be a sign of things to come.

Anyone else having this issue, or have any thoughts?
 

rainydays

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I called Applecare about it, and I was informed that the USB slots on the keyboard "are not for mice, but for hard drives and flash drives" (I'm serious).
Haha, that's a good one.

Sound like you might have a defective mouse yeah.

I'm personally not going to open up my wireless mighty mouse box when the iMac gets here. I will sell it brand new and so it least covers half the cost of the MX Revolution.

It's just not a good mouse in my opinion. Although the design is really nice, and the idea of a "buttonless" is good it just doesn't' work that well.
 

300ZX

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I tried the Mighty Mouse on my Macbook and three iMacs at work, and it works FINE on every computer except for my new iMac. I swapped my Mighty Mouse for one of the ones at work and it still does not work properly on my iMac.
Two Mighty (Mice?) have failed on this iMac. I appreciate the ideas though. I may just go for a rechargeable, bluetooth logitech. A shame the Mighty Mouse did not receive an update along with the keyboard.
 

bc008

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if you read my other thread about the mouse, mine does the same thing.

sometimes my expose buttons just trigger even if my finger is just resting on it.

i ultimately solved this problem by putting 3 fingers on top and holding the other two out...

well im going to call apple soon
 

300ZX

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It seems software / driver related, considering the mice work on every other computer.

I'll just hold out for an update, but PM me if you hear anything.

Thanks.