mighty mouse won't scroll down

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by drater, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. drater macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2005
    Boston, MA
    Ok, so I went to the apple support webpage and did all the junk they told me to do, but my might mouse still won't scroll down. It scrolls left, right, and up just fine, but for some reason it won't scroll down. The ball moves fine when i'm trying to scroll down, but, again, nothing happens...anyone have any suggests??? and Yes, i've cleaned it and haven't done anything to it and I can't think of anything I could have done to cause this...:confused:
  2. 840quadra Moderator


    Staff Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Twin Cities Minnesota
    do you feel any resistance, or is it just free rolling?

    Mine will sometimes "not ketch" thus refuses to scroll.. I then flip the mouse and roll the wheel gently on a clean cloth surface for a bit. This usually fixes it.

    Sadly even the mightymouse can suffer from a bad scroll wheel from time to time. :(
  3. tivoboy macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2005
    mine does this

    mine does this too, but a reboot seems to fix it.
  4. iGary Guest


    May 26, 2004
    Randy's House
    I usually beat the **** out of it a bit, and then it works.
  5. tivoboy macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2005

    but, uh this mouse is brand new.

    whizzing 20" isight, mouse stopped working, wondering if I should send it all back.
  6. Les Kern macrumors 68040

    Les Kern

    Apr 26, 2002
    I have the SAME problem. I thought it was a Firefox issue, but no, it's defective mouse. I'm sending it back in for warranty repair.
    I LIKE the mouse, but even a new one is a bit flakey.
  7. simpkins17 macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2009
    mighty mouse won't scroll down

    Put a dab of rubbing alcohol on your finger tip and apply to the scroll button.
    This has always solved the problem for me
  8. Sonicjay macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2008
    lol.. I hope they weren't holding their breath for your reply!

    "Dec 29, 2005 06:28 AM - mighty mouse won't scroll down "

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