Mouse Scroll Help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jinkst, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. Jinkst macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    The scroll on my mouse will only work for up and right, not down or left. I was just wondering if there is a quick fix for this that anyone knows of, I cleaned a bit of dirt/dust build up out of it, but I have no idea how to actually open up the mouse, if you even can at all.

    Is it just a matter of taking it apart and cleaning it, or will I need to buy a new mouse?

    Any tips or help would be much appreciated as it's starting to frustrate me.

    Regards,
    Jinkst
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    It would help if you mentioned what brand/model mouse you have.
     
  3. Jinkst thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's just the standard mouse that comes with the new iMacs.

    Model No: A1152
    EMC No: 2058
     
  4. Morod macrumors 68000

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    If it's an Apple Mighty Mouse, do not try to take it apart! Instead find a nice sheet of white paper and turn the MM over onto the paper. Then rub the MM vigorously in all directions. This should dislodge any dust/dirt/gunk that is causing the problem. Hope this helps,
    Morod
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    In other words, the wired Apple Mighty Mouse. This might help:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1537
     
  6. Jinkst thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, I did as the site said, and it fixed the scrolling to the left problem, but I still as yet can't scroll down.

    When I scroll up, left, or right, there is a distinct sound as I scroll, but when I scroll down, there is no sound, and no movement on the screen.

    I'll keep doing this, hopefully it fixes it eventually, but it's getting even more frustrating and my arm is starting to hurt.

    Thanks for the help, much appreciated.
     

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