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howwow Level 4 Level 4 (3,500 points)
Hello all.

I got my Mighty Mouse from my local Apple Online Store a few days after the "mouse got out"... I read on the Apple webpage that the mouse...

"...When you scroll or click, Mighty Mouse produces subtle sound effects based on your actions..."


All I hear when I click is any regular click sound like the original Pro Mouse and the Wireless Mouse, and the Scroll sound just sounded like any "scroll sound"?? It sounded almost like winding a very small mechanical toy...

b Are those the "subtle sound effects" I am supposed to be hearing?

Thanks and cheers
  • Gregg Green1 Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
    Same here. It is getting on my nerves. I switched back to the original mouse but missed the scroll feature. It definitely should not make sounds other than the click.

    It sounds like it needs oil or something. I only had mine for a couple days.

    It is really driving me crazy. I have to play some music or something so I can't hear it.
  • Kyn Drake Level 7 Level 7 (21,515 points)
    I've found that it squeaks more when I'm squeezing it. As long as I'm lightly touching it, it's quiet.
  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,315 points)
    This guy gutted his Mighty Mouse
  • howwow Level 4 Level 4 (3,500 points)
    So that should be the sound of the Scrolling?? Actually I am ok with it! I actually thought the sound effects is louder and more audible to be able to easily hear and distinguish!!

    If this is what Apple meant by subtle, then I am a-okay with it... nothing louder than this!! Actually I posted this because I thought my Mighty Mouse is not squeaking enough!!

    Cheers !
  • Gregg Green1 Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
    No it sounds like the casing is rubbing against something but you know it might be just that its new. Maybe the more you use it -- it may go away. I am noticing it less now since I have been using it heavily for the first time today. It was really bothering me before but not at this time. I never had to break in a mouse before but maybe that's what it needs.
  • Kyn Drake Level 7 Level 7 (21,515 points)
    Definitely some sort of rubby scrubby going on. As long as I handle my mouse gingerly, it's not there.

    Although, I have to admit that initially I had thought it might be intentional as well. Sure sounds a lot more "squeakish" than I'd expect
  • David DeCristoforo Level 5 Level 5 (6,175 points)
    FWIW, my "Mighty Mouse" does not "squeak". The clicks just sound like normal clicks. The scroll ball makes a very subtle "ratchet" sound that seems completely appropriate for it's function.

    DD
  • lookmark Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
    My MM started squeaking -- one of every five or ten clicks, it seems -- just yesterday. It is, unfortunately, very, VERY annoying. Ugh.

    This is not the pleasant, quiet tick-tick-tick of the scroll-ball, btw. It's like the sound of a creaky spring.
  • Patrick Gotschall Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
    It sounds like the squeak is not supposed to be there (some have it some don't)? Has anyone else taken their squeaky mouse back and exchanged it? I am fed up with it and ready to take it back.
  • Dirk Bolle Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
    took mine into the apple store in pasadena calif. exchanged, no problem.

    the problem appears that the side button on the right is somehow set into the casing too far (barely noticeable)...causing the squeak when you push down. i have 2 of 'em, the other one has never had the problem. the store guy couldnt duplicate it...i did for him. it appears that if you rest your hand on it a certain way, the effects are more pronounced. (my hand on it did it, the salesman's didn't). interesting.
  • JonathanDC Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    I am experiencing the same problem as mentioned here. Depending on when and how I click, I hear a horrible squeaky click from the mouse, which sounds very bad. Sounds like it's poorly constructed. I'll be returning mine this weekend.
  • Eric Hamburg Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    I had a squeak on my original purchase. Called in an got a replacement. The replacement squeaked worse than the original. Am sending back in for a refund. It's too bad, because I liked the mouse, but I can't live with the squeak!
  • Mike Purcell Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same squeaking noise here, getting to be very annoying. I expected better QC for an Apple $49 mouse.
  • Silent Steve Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
    Might as well add my voice. I purchased the Mighty Mouse last night. Played with it a bit at home. Now at work this morning the "squeak" is really getting to me. The joke about my new squeaking mouse is not funny anymore to my cubicle neighbors. Noticing it more on the left than right.

    That said, I am really enjoying the features. It is good to read that others have had no hassle returning. Coincidently, my purchase was also in Pasadena, CA, like a previous poster.
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