Non-Apple mouse not working on Mac ?????

partyBoy

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I bought a new mouse that is non~apple for my imac but for some strange reason it is not working, i tried restart like 3 times, uninstalled the mouse software that i had from my last mouse, disconnected all my devices on the usb's but nothing and to top it off i tried it on my nieces mac mini and it works :confused: Please help

FYI~ mac compatible
~ switched to the other usb's but nothing
 
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partyBoy

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I tried again on my nieces mac mini and it works ? but not on my mac, this is weird...
 

mchalebk

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Does it not work at all, or are there certain features that don't work (like right click)? If it works somewhat, have you tried adjusting the parameters in the System Preferences for the mouse?
 

partyBoy

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^^The cursor is not moving at all but the lights turn on, its weird cause im a geek and i cant figure this out ?
 

partyBoy

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****Update***Ok so i bought another from a different site and vendor, which did not work either ???, i give up, i got a refund for both and i ordered another different car mouse but this one does work and it even looks better. I guess it will stay a mystery ?
 

MattyO

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same boat ... Dell mouse

I am in the same boat.
I just plugged in my brand new 2011 mac Mini and can't get my Dell Bluetooth mouse to work. it works fine on my 6 year old powerbokk g4. But when I press the little button on the base of the mouse to let the mini know there is a bluetooth device, nothing happens. the cursor remains in the top left corner of the scren.

Any advice?:confused:
 

partyBoy

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I am in the same boat.
I just plugged in my brand new 2011 mac Mini and can't get my Dell Bluetooth mouse to work. it works fine on my 6 year old powerbokk g4. But when I press the little button on the base of the mouse to let the mini know there is a bluetooth device, nothing happens. the cursor remains in the top left corner of the scren.

Any advice?:confused:
1. restart mac
2. change to another usb port
3. uninstall any mouse drivers you may have
try that to start.
 

CylonGlitch

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I am in the same boat.
I just plugged in my brand new 2011 mac Mini and can't get my Dell Bluetooth mouse to work. it works fine on my 6 year old powerbokk g4. But when I press the little button on the base of the mouse to let the mini know there is a bluetooth device, nothing happens. the cursor remains in the top left corner of the scren.

If it is a bluetooth mouse it doesn't need the USB dongle, you have bluetooth in your Mini. You need to pair the mouse to the computer; once you do that it should work correctly from there.

From the bluetooth icon at the top, go do to "Setup Bluetooth device". Then press the button on the mouse. Once it shows up, just follow the on-screen prompts.
 

MattyO

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If it is a bluetooth mouse it doesn't need the USB dongle, you have bluetooth in your Mini. You need to pair the mouse to the computer; once you do that it should work correctly from there.

From the bluetooth icon at the top, go do to "Setup Bluetooth device". Then press the button on the mouse. Once it shows up, just follow the on-screen prompts.
I would try that but I am still in the registering part of the initial start up. I can use my keyboard and space bar to check items, but when I get to the screen for connecting to my WiFi network nothing happens and I figured I needed my mouse to highlight my network. I just keep getting the spinning circle thing (not the beachball) like it is loading.

I'll head to a store and buy a cheap wired mouse and see if that works.
 

CylonGlitch

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I would try that but I am still in the registering part of the initial start up. I can use my keyboard and space bar to check items, but when I get to the screen for connecting to my WiFi network nothing happens and I figured I needed my mouse to highlight my network. I just keep getting the spinning circle thing (not the beachball) like it is loading.

I'll head to a store and buy a cheap wired mouse and see if that works.
You don't need WiFi to setup the mouse, so why don't you set up the mouse first? When setting up the mouse you should be able to use the keyboard and trackpad.
 

grassmudhorse

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Guys, I just got a similar problem and googled it and found this post, but 5 minates later i figured out that it was not the mouse or mac's problem, it's simply my desk surface doesn't work with the mouse. A piece of paper solved it.
hope it can help some of u.
 
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