Mouse Scroll Wheel - Help!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bad1550, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. bad1550 macrumors regular

    Aug 13, 2007
    The mouse scroll wheel which came with my 20" iMac only scrolls down, not up.

    It used to scroll up and down.

    I would appreciate any help.

  2. bobr1952 macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2008
    Melbourne, FL
    I know from everything posted here and elsewhere that a lot of people have problems with that little scroll ball. I personally love the mouse and use the black cloth supplied with my iMac on the mouse every few days. It appears dirt, oil, and whatever else is on your hands easily gunks up the ball, so keeping it clean is the first priority. Hopefully, cleaning it now will help in your case.
  3. Wee Beastie macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2007
    In the snow with Rosebud
    The scroll wheel is probably just dirty. A tip that I picked up in another thread was to turn it upside rub the scroll wheel around in all directions a few times on a clean sheet of paper (does that make sense?). I did that, except on my mouse pad and it worked. Only the thing was clogged up again in no time. I have since bought another mouse that doesn't suck. There are a number of threads regarding people's favorite mice.

    My advice is, just keep cleaning it as needed or get a better mouse.

  4. bad1550 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 13, 2007
    Thanks for the help!

    I will give it a try.

  5. tsd macrumors regular

    Aug 10, 2007
    Greensboro, NC
    The instruction manual for the Mighty Mouse sais to clean the ball on a lint-free cloth, like your pants (assuming they aren't relatively new or dirty). Turn it upside-down and rub the ball in all directions quickly for 30 seconds.
  6. RobertD63 macrumors 6502

    Feb 17, 2008
    A place
    I think they said that to see how much dirt was really in there. :D
    -Robert :apple:
  7. Theatrics macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2007
    San Diego
    Yeah. its very annoying but its an easy fix. Just turn the mouse upside down and scroll like hell over a lint free cloth for a few seconds.
  8. Whimsy macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2006
    Oh god - how many countless times that's happened to me! :mad: The already mentioned cloth cleaning tip does work!
  9. takeabyteoutta macrumors 6502

    Jan 31, 2008

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