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Mouse Scroll Wheel - Help!

bad1550

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Aug 13, 2007
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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.

Bob
 

bobr1952

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Jan 21, 2008
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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.
 
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Wee Beastie

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Aug 20, 2007
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In the snow with Rosebud
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.

Bob

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.

Tata;)
 
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tsd

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Aug 10, 2007
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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.
 
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RobertD63

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Feb 17, 2008
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A place
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.

Tata;)
I think they said that to see how much dirt was really in there. :D
-Robert :apple:
 
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Theatrics

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Apr 1, 2007
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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.
 
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Whimsy

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