Mighty Mouse - Unbearable Ticking Noise

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Justin122, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. Justin122 macrumors 6502

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    Hi all,

    I've recently got my 2007 iMac back and the Mighty Mouse makes an annoying noise as if it's constantly scrolling. The sound has been diagnosed as coming from the trackball. The trackball has never worked properly and wouldn't remind removing it. How would I go about doing this? Are there any other solutions which doesn't require such a destructive fix?

    Thanks!
     
  2. cerberusss macrumors 6502a

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  3. Justin122 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    10 years next year. It's been working fine the past couple months but recently has just started making this noise. I think it's worth getting another one too :) thanks for your help.
     
  4. cerberusss macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty amazing if you think about it... I'd say it earned its pension :D
     
  5. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    Well, you can just clean the ball. Back when I had this mouse, I used to do it repeatedly. Otherwise it would stop scrolling altogether. But the trick is just to keep rolling the ball while holding a cleaning cloth against it.
    I am pretty sure google will show you many DIY instructions for this.
     

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