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  • Kathylee Level 1 (65 points)
    Thanks! When I had this problem before, I just vigorously pushed the mouse ball down and quickly spun the ball around and it worked. However, this time I really thought it was busted. Looked up this discussion and tried the Q-tip trick. On close inspection, I saw numerous tiny blue threads/dust particles on the mouse. Q-tipped them off, blew a few times while depressing the scroll button, and it's back !

    Thanks - I sure didn't want to take it apart, and I sure didn't want to spend another $80 for another one!
  • loekie Level 1 (0 points)
    I have had to clean my Mighty Mouse about 5 or 6 times by taking it apart. This in well over a year of use. Rubbing didn't work and my, was it dirty inside. I use it all day for long hours, partly with video editing. Wouldn't want to go without a MM with video editing: scrolling the timeline!

    However, I would desperately like a non mechanical mouse.

    Paul Delcour
  • capnlarry Level 1 (0 points)
    YOW! You're a genius... My BT Apple mouse stopped scrolling down tonight. Tried your suggestion and I'm back in operation at least in terms of scrolling. I still can't get button options through Steermouse, that worked up until tonight, to come back, but maybe that's a different issue.
  • Jessedc Level 1 (0 points)
    I love my mighty mouse, but I have only had it the last two months and already it stopped scrolling. - I honestly thought it was broken, or something to do with 10.5 but no -> the age old 'crap in the balls' I had long since forgotten after retiring my last ball mouse years ago.

    Can't say I'm that impressed that I'm having to clean my new mighty mouse already, but maybe it's saying more about myself than the mechanical parts :P
  • eichi Level 1 (0 points)
    what a scout! opend the mouse and solved scrolling problem by cleaning the little wheels. But you have to be careful with puting them back to their original position. Be sure that these tiny wheels are able to turn. Tx a lot wingdriver...
  • tmb Level 1 (0 points)
    I love these discussion groups! My pesky little mouse stopped scrolling down and turning it upside down and rubbing vigorously restored it instantly (started with simplest solution first). Thanks to all for suggestions and help.
  • stephenblaski Level 1 (0 points)
    I just blew on my scroll ball and trough it on the couch. somewhat lightly, taped it on my desk somewhat lightly. and it works fine. I had this problem before and took for ever to fix. thanks to the www. It took about 1 hour to find this page
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