Wireless Mighty Mouse won't scroll up

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by joe8232, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. joe8232 macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2005
    I have been having some problems with my wireless mighty mouse. For some reason it has stopped scrolling up; it will scroll down but not up. Unfortunately, I have lost the disk that comes with it so I can't reinstall the software. Does any have any suggestions as USBoverdrive does not as yet support the mouse.

  2. vincebio macrumors 6502a


    Jun 27, 2005
    its not faulty....the scrollwheel is quite pourus and needs cleaning a lot.....any sweat or grease on hands (noticable or not) will get soaked up on it.

    you may notice that the slight clicking noise dissapears when it is dirty...sometimes only in one direction.

    ive had to clean mines twice now but its perfect again after this...

    to clean it you cant take it apart, you have to unplug it (or switch it off) and get a clean towel and rub scoll for 5 min in all direction....should be perfect after that..
  3. BoyBach macrumors 68040


    Feb 24, 2006
  4. joe8232 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2005
    It works!

    Thanks a lot for the tips guys it seems to be working as normal now. Does anyone know of a link to the software that comes on the cd as i have lost the cd.
  5. iJawn108 macrumors 65816


    Apr 15, 2006
    I completely took appart mine, it works amazingly well now even right click(i dont understand this). All you need is a utility knife, size 0 phillips head screw driver, contact cement(ill suggest brand if you'd like), and around 2-4 hours. But if your not good with working with delicate things I wouldn't bother.

    PS email me about the install disk.

  6. cjonesrocks10 macrumors newbie


    Feb 25, 2008
    thanks guys.i have had this problem with our desktop.it stopped going up and down. it only goes left and right. i will try the things you guys said!

  7. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    I usually have this happen to me like once every few months. Just take a towel with thick fibers (like a bathing towel) and get it damp on a small area. rub the scroll ball on that damp area and make sure it gets enough friction. My works like new afterwards. Also, check out my YouTube channel (link in signature), I posted a video on cleaning MM and should be on the front page.
  8. rbgirl macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2009
    fix for mouse won't scroll up

    My wireless mouse had same problem. Just pick up mouse, press down both buttons, turn it upside down while holding buttons and move the ball. This fix (found it on another forum) fixed my mouse.
  9. leblanc macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2009
    Eyeglass cleaner

    This is what I did. I used a cloth that I sprayed with a bit of eyeglass cleaner, and lightly rubbed the scroll ball in all directions (for about a minute), and voila. Like magic.
  10. offwidafairies macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
  11. MonkeyET macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2009
    Coachella, CA
    I called Apple about this issue. The rep said it happens all the time. He said to get a clean sheet of paper and turn your mouse upside down. Press down very slightly on the scrolling ball on the paper and roll it around. Sometimes you will see the bits of dirt and dust that became lodged in there. It happens because when you push it it creates a gap for stuff to fall it.

    At first I was a little upset that the rep was so "matter of fact" about it, but then I realized how much better I liked this mouse over my previous ones. I have since purchased a magic mouse...best mouse I have owned...:apple:
  12. Blow up tre1 macrumors member

    Nov 7, 2009
    Old Mouse

    Apple mice are badly designed for performance and are designed purely for aesthetics :mad:. Apple mice are also way to small (because there only have the one mouse for their laptops and desktops)
    After about two years of having a mm I just bought a proper, good quality mouse. There are so many better performing and nicer-to-use mice around, just not from apple.
  13. spacecadet macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2009
    This seemed like such a simple solution, I honestly didn't think it would work, but it did. Thanks for the help.
  14. gallatea macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2010

    That is purely your opinion. I used to try all other mice of the non-apple brand to save money. Really just depends on your needs and preference. I have narrow small boned hands, and I don't need some big funky mouse made for a guy's hands. The other types are aesthetically designed too and don't always work well either. Kinda dumb to stereotype all apple products because you don't like one thing.

    I've had my mighty mouse for quite a long time and love it and its function. Could care less how it looks because I'm not the biggest fan of white. But I bought it for performance.

    I used canned air to clean my mighty mouse out. I'm a little abusive with my techno gadgets - drink/eat around them, rough with them, and don't keep them under my desk on a keyboard holder to avoid dust.

    It just needed cleaning like all things do at one time or another.

    I blasted the scroller ball thingy with air (while unplugged). No need to go crazy and spend 4 hours taking it apart. It worked like a charm. I did all the crevices too just in case.

    This forum was fantastic for getting me started! I had no idea dirt would effect it as this never happened before after years of use! :p
  15. got2ride macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2011
    clean the mouse ball

    I used cotton swab and light amount of alchohol and cleaned the ball. Ball is tiny so tried to hold it in different positions and used the swab to clean it. Worked fine. Mouse had worked about 2 years before it got dirty.

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