Mighty Mouse issue with new iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by 300ZX, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. 300ZX macrumors member

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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?
     
  2. roland.g macrumors 603

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  3. rainydays macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  4. 300ZX thread starter macrumors member

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    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.
     
  5. bc008 macrumors 68000

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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
     
  6. 300ZX thread starter macrumors member

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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.
     

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