Wireless mighty mouse scrolling problem

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  1. roblyh macrumors member

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    Hi,
    I have this recent problem with the wireless might mouse, it won't able to scroll up. It will scroll down but not up. I can't find any solution, could anyone know how to solve this problem. Thanks
     
  2. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

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    Most likely there is junk where the scroll ball is held in place. Get a piece of paper and lay it on a flat surface. Flip the mouse upside down, press hard on the scroll ball, and rotate the mouse. This is so that the junk falls down and sits on the paper. You might not get much, but it will help you out.

    If this and all other solutions fail, then it might be some sort of hardware failure.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    Same thing happens sometimes on my BlackBerry, just roll it around (as the above says, upside down) until it clears.
     
  4. roblyh thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for you answer... but the problem still persist.
     
  5. sananda macrumors 68020

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    i have the same problem. the upside down rolling doesn't work for me either.
     
  6. drichards macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried fresh batteries? Mine can act up sometimes if my batteries are worn more than a couple weeks, because I use crappy old Kodak rechargeables. They're junk, about eight years old now, but they make a mouse work and its greener than throwing away.
     
  7. 88888888 macrumors 6502a

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    mighty mouse sucks :(
    at least the scrolling part does. i shoulda got another mouse
     
  8. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    Can you feel like there is some grit in there or is the rolling smooth?
    Check out CrackBerry forums for similar problems with the Pearl on their phones.
     
  9. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    please search! simply dampen a cloth and rub the ball in all directions.

    the Mighty Mouse is great as it has a 360 degree scrolling mechanism. show me another bluetooth mouse with a scroll ball. of course use another mouse if you dont like the single shell idea or it feels uncomfortable but the mouse isnt as bad as whingers make it seem on the internets.
     
  10. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    Kensington Slimblade Trackball - what the Mighty Mouse should have been :D
     

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  11. claytonblackbur macrumors newbie

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    Success

    Wow. I didn't think that rolling it around upside down on a piece of paper would work but it did! :)
     
  12. mcavjame macrumors 65816

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    You could try what I did.

    Carefully placed the mighty mouse in the retired tech cupboard, then purchased a cheap scroll wheel mouse that works just great.

    I also discovered the other day that tilting the wheel side to side does my horizontal scrolling for me.
     
  13. jnette macrumors member

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    I've had the same problem with the not-so-mighty mouse. :mad:

    Sometimes it will scroll up, but not down, other times the opposite. Mine is only less than a month old, same as my laptop, and I never touch it with "food hands" or anything like that. It's really annoying.

    I do as others have suggested, turn it upside down and roll the heck out of it.. usually works.. for a few days. :rolleyes:

    I like the looks of that Kensington.. can you provide a link ? :D
     
  14. maccam macrumors 6502a

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    I ditto all four statements!
     
  15. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    sure - though you could just google it...
    Here it is at Amazon
     
  16. maccam macrumors 6502a

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    It has the same reviews as the Mighty-Mouse, LOL
     
  17. jnette macrumors member

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    Thanx, dubhe... :)

    Will have to read the reviews..maccam says it appears no better than the crappy not-so-mighty mouse ??? Oh nooooooo-oo--oo-oooo. Dang.
     
  18. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    It appears, or it is?
    Well I have owned both, the MM for six months and the SlimBlade for about the same (and counting). The SlimBlade is far superior (IMO).
     
  19. maccam macrumors 6502a

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    I'll have you know that my Mighty-Mouse is 6 months old AND NO PROBLEMS.

    Can't say for the SlimBlade, I just go by reviews. :cool:
     

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