mighty mouse not so mighty...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by 1966Mustang, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. 1966Mustang macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2008
    I have what I think is called the "mighty mouse" for my 24" imac. It is the wireless one that my family bought with the computer but we have problems with it constantly. about once a week it will just stop working and then will take about 10 min. to reconnect to the computer. On top of that the scroll will not work sometimes. The mouse will move around and click but the scroll will either not work at all or it wont scroll one direction or something. Its all completely random. Any ideas of what could be wrong? Im pretty tired of dealing with it and the genius bar says that I need to replicate the problem for them to do anything...

    P.S.- not sure if this is the right forum to post this in... this isnt like most of the car forums I use, so if im in the wrong spot, would a moderator please move it to the correct place? Thanks.
  2. roland.g macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    Sounds like it is defective. Call Applecare and get them to replace it.
  3. tennisplaayer11 macrumors member

    Dec 15, 2007
    People have been complaining about the Mighty Mouse for a while now. You're definitely not the only one who this has happened to.
  4. gorby macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2007
    re: scroll ball

    take a microfiber cloth, place it in your hand

    with your other hand, turn the MM over and scroll over it vigorously

    works everytime for me. of course, it really shouldn't mess up to begin with, but that's the mighty mouse for ya.

    i would actually be quite exciting if one of those rumors you hear for these big Apple shows was a MM refresh
  5. JSchwage macrumors 6502a


    May 5, 2006
    Rochester, NY
    I think the Mighty Mouse has never really worked perfectly for anyone. The scroll ball seems to get gunked up frequently. I just replaced my wireless Mighty Mouse with a Logitech VX Nano mouse, and so far I am very pleased.
  6. montycat macrumors 6502


    Mar 19, 2007
    I got a new mouse from Apple within 48 hours, 1966Mustang. BTW, Im a big fan of Mustangs.
  7. 1966Mustang thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2008
    Thanks guys. Ill try to see if Apple will give me a new mouse, and if not ill just get one that isnt made by apple!

    Here is my stang:


    Thanks for the help and the quick response, ill be back the next time I have a question!
  8. YuriVoorhak macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2008
    I really like the mighty mouse. Granted, I also liked the infamous puck. :eek:
  9. cohibadad macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2007
    We use all might mice and the only problems we've had have been occasional scroll with a few of them. It has always been fixed with a simple cleaning as described above.
  10. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    I'm the same. A little wipe or air can to the scroll wheel does the trick. Every now and the rate at which the cursor moves gets REALLY slower for no reason. But that's maybe 6 times in the past year. Gets fixed with a reboot. After trying another wireless mouse on here, I don't think I'll ever go with anything else.
  11. southerndoc macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2006
    So do I. Only wish it had a back button!

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