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fuzzymonk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Everything else works: Scroll up/down and left/right, left and right click, Expose and Dashboard. It just won't move the cursor.

I have no idea, the computer says it is connected (full battery) and paired. It is a brand new mouse, connected to a power mac running Leopard -- did I just get a bad mouse?

Power Mac, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • DaddyPaycheck Level 6 Level 6 (16,035 points)
    Hi fuzzymonk-

    Greetings and welcome to the Apple boards.

    Any light coming out of the LED portal?

    Have you tried fresh name brand alkaline batteries?

    Luck-

    -DaddyPaycheck
  • nerowolfe Level 6 Level 6 (13,070 points)
    DaddyPaycheck wrote:
    Hi fuzzymonk-

    Greetings and welcome to the Apple boards.

    Any light coming out of the LED portal?



    The light from MM is invisible IR so that's a red herring. You need one of those cheap plastic IR detectors that convert the light to visible when you shine the Laser on it.
  • DaddyPaycheck Level 6 Level 6 (16,035 points)
    My bad.

    My MM is wired.

    Luck-

    -DaddyPaycheck
  • geluso Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the same problem. My mighty mouse will connect and all the buttons work fine but it won't move the cursor. It actually will move the cursor if I move the mouse around violently and knock it on the table, but then it only moves a fraction on the screen.

    A friend let me try his mighty mouse on my MacBook and it worked fine. It seems like the problem is in the mouse itself. Probably something to do with the optical sensor.

    Any one have any tips to fix it?
  • George Thomas Level 1 Level 1 (130 points)
    I bought one today and plan on returning it tomorrow! It's the most erratic mouse I've ever seen.

    I had absolutely no problems installing and pairing it but the cursor response to mouse movement ranges from not at all to jerky. There are no apparent problems with the batteries because they show a full charge.

    I'll replace it with the wired version -- that's my fix for for the problem.
  • George Thomas Level 1 Level 1 (130 points)
    Oops!

    Since I've had my G5 for quite a while I had forgotten that it came with a separate Bluetooth antenna that I had to plug into the back of the computer.

    Once that was done, the mouse works perfectly. It won't be going back to the store tomorrow after all.
  • bobcatji Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi,

    This has happened to my mm also and I just brought it from apple as a refurbished mmm. The solution I have found was to shut down my mac and restart it. The mouse then works properly.

    I known it is not the best solution.
  • The BB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi

    I'm having the same issue. I haven't used mine in a while, and when I just fired it up today, it will do everything except move the cursor. Anyone figure out what this is? I thought I use to see some sort of red light? Maybe that's another mouse I'm thinking of from work...

    Thanks so much
  • The BB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Forgot to mention... I tried restarting, set-up the mouse again, etc. Nothing has worked. I can get the track ball to work sometimes too - all expose, etc commands work fine...

    Thanks
  • The BB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Oh, and... one last item:

    Every time I start up my computer (even if it was just asleep) I have to set up the mouse again under Bluetooth assistant. The bluetooth keyboard (apple) is fine though...

    This is driving me crazy!
  • bobcatji Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi,
    I read on another discussion board that the sensors within the mouse get dirty. The solution tried was to turn the mouse upside down and roll the ball firmly on a white sheet of paper to get the gunk out of it. The responses to this solution was favorable.
    I tried it and my mouse has not lost connection in a while.

    Good Luck,
    Bob
  • The BB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yep - tried cleaning... Doesn't help. I have to press down super hard to "jump start" the track ball, this gets scrolling working, and the left / right etc buttons still work fine, but moving the mouse will not make the cursor move at all. I've tried everything... I think... Unless someone has another idea....

    Thanks
  • rhardy27 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    This seems to be a problem shared by MANY - at least for the hundreds who have written seeking help.
    TRY THIS - Remove you batteries>using a clean plastic pencil eraser lightly "erase" the contact points for the + end of the battery. This worked for me and I hope it will be your solution.
    Ray
  • bobcatji Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi all, like most of you I have experienced my MM losing connection with my Mac. However, I think I found another piece of the puzzle. I had to reset my router last week because of a power surge. I notice my mouse lost connection when I was mucking about trying to figure out how to configure my new router. In the process, I notice how this affected my airport as could not even detect nearby WiFi, and it somehow unpaired my MM. It's still a mystery. Anyway, my MM has not acted up since and works great!
    I hope that helps.
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