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1992 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Apr 1, 2008 9:35 PM by TheDumbSmartGuy RSS
connie2323 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 4, 2008 9:24 AM
I've had a couple of mouses that haven't scrolled one way or the other after a bit of use. This one is only a couple of months old and it won't scroll down but will scroll up. It's a wired mighty mouse and sometimes a quick shot of air from hubby's compressor will get it started. He keeps saying that doesn't make sense as there is not a "ball" on the bottom but an infrared light, however, it does help for a while. Any suggestions? I'm getting of buying a mouse every six months or so. TIA
Connie
G5 tower, Mac OS X (10.5), MBP 1.83, G4 1.25, Cube 450, HP Laptop, iSight
  • maclover Level 4 Level 4 (3,855 points)
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    Jan 4, 2008 10:03 AM (in response to connie2323)
    Hi. It always seems to be the scroll-down that goes first. Sometimes using a clear spirit, such as denatured alcohol (or vodka...) when you roll the scroll-ball upside-down on the cloth helps, instead of the water suggested here

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=302417

    Good Luck.
  • day-day Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 14, 2008 3:54 PM (in response to connie2323)
    I have the same problem. Have you been able to fix it?
    iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • rmillsnyc Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Mar 3, 2008 3:05 PM (in response to connie2323)
    Same problem here no scroll down!
    Dual 2 G5, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • rmillsnyc Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Mar 4, 2008 3:27 AM (in response to connie2323)
    I resolved my issues with this.

    1. I tried Compressed air.

    2. I tried Windex/Cleaner.

    3. What worked.... I used a Tacky packing tape and rotated the ball while dabbing it with the tape.

    Good luck!
    Dual 2 G5, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • ran737 Calculating status...
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    Mar 16, 2008 10:51 PM (in response to rmillsnyc)
    Rmillsnyc,

    You are a genious! I've had my mighty mouse for only a few months and sure enough the scroll down stopped working. Your idea with the packing tape worked! Unbelievable! Thanks so much for the help!!
    MacBook 2.0 C2D, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • TheDumbSmartGuy Calculating status...
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    Apr 1, 2008 9:35 PM (in response to connie2323)
    First: I love the discussion forums! Thanks for your help, everyone.
    Second: Be sure to try the least abrasive methods first. Use a damp cloth first, then if necessary, a dilute cleaner, and if further action is needed try a more invasive method like the toothpick.
    24'' iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.8)

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