12 Replies Latest reply: Sep 22, 2012 7:31 AM by Dylrob
dtelena Level 1 Level 1

Recently I bought an used Wireless Mighty Mouse (first version with grey side buttons), the mouse is working perfectly minus the single little detail that I can not hear any clicking sound from the internal tiny speaker inside the mouse when I use the little scroll ball above the mouse or when I press the grey side buttons, is this normal or should I hear the clicking sound simulated by the internal speaker? is there a way to enable or disable the internal speaker by software? Maybe is disabled by default, I don't know. I really don't think the speaker could be damaged due to the rest of the mouse is working like a charm but maybe mine came without a speaker, could be? or maybe it got disconnected somehow. Any clues or ideas would be very helpful. Thanks !


Wireless Mighty Mouse, OS X Mountain Lion
  • Barry Hemphill Level 8 Level 8
    expertise.peripherals
    Peripherals

    Hello:

     

    I have a Magic Mouse so I cannot test what you describe.  As far as I know, however, the "click" is not a speaker.  I think that is an audible noise when you "click" the device.

     

    Barry

  • dtelena Level 1 Level 1

    No you are wrong, in fact there is a tiny speaker inside the Mighty Mouse and the Wireless Mighty Mouse that simulates the sound of clicking when you use the little scroll ball located above the mouse an also when you press the two pressure sensitive side buttons but this speaker inside my Wireless Mighty Mouse is not working at all !!! (Magic Mouse does not have this speaker at all)

  • b j t Level 4 Level 4

    I pulled apart a Mighty Mouse, there is NO speaker in there.

  • dtelena Level 1 Level 1

    OK then that is a thing to consider, maybe there are some models of the Mighty Mouse and the Wireless Mighty Mouse that have the tiny speaker and maybe others don't, maybe Apple did remove the speaker at some point for any reason but if you see some disassembly videos in YouTube or do a Google search you will see that there is or there was a speaker (I haven't pulled apart mine so I actually don't know if mine does have this speaker or not).

     

    b j t what version of the Mighty Mouse you have? Version 1 or Version 2? Version 1 does have GREY side buttons and Version 2 have this buttons painted in WHITE just like the rest of the mouse itself.

  • b j t Level 4 Level 4

    There are NO speakers in ANY of the Apple Mouse products, what you are hearing is a physical click caused by the Miniature snap-action switch / Microswitch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microswitch) that is in ALL mice so that the user will know that they have successfully clicked the button.

  • dtelena Level 1 Level 1

    I know what a microswitch is, please look at these links, here are the proof there is (or maybe there was) a tiny speaker in some mighty mouse and wireless mighty mouse:

     

    http://arstechnica.com/uncategorized/2005/08/dissect/

     

    and this:

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/988965#988965

     

    and this:

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/1429358#1429358

     

    and this:

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOw04wTtlIo

     

    and this:

     

    http://macdailynews.com/2005/08/02/apples_new_mighty_mouse_provides_audio_feedba ck_for_clicking_and_scrolling/

     

    and I can keep giving you tens of links to proof you that actually there is (or maybe there was) a tiny speaker inside the mighty mouse and the wireless mighty mouse, If yours came without one it doesn't necessarily mean all came without one, right? That is why I asked you what version you have in order to figure out which ones does have the speaker and which one doesn't.

  • Barry Hemphill Level 8 Level 8
    expertise.peripherals
    Peripherals

    BT:

     

    You are absolutely correct.  There are no "little speakers" in an Apple mouse.  Can you imagine the extra cost and shortened mean time to failure?

     

    Those posts that the troll posted are hardly definitive.  My suggestion would be to ignore the person.  As I said, it is either a troll or someone who has their "mind" made up.

     

    I am removing the E-mail notifications myself.

     

    Barry

  • dtelena Level 1 Level 1

    I am not a troll, maybe you are!!! You may believe what you only WANT to believe and not be open minded, any way I don't care about it. I am not assuming that all mighty mouse or wireless mighty mouse DOES have this tiny speaker, maybe at some point Apple didn't include the speaker anymore, or maybe they did disable it for any reason (by the way, I never said the Magic Mouse came with an speaker).

  • b j t Level 4 Level 4

    To Barry,

    And the excessive battery use that a speaker inside a mouse would cause every time you pressed the mouse button.

  • mlechman Level 1 Level 1

    Wikipedia still insists that there is a speaker inside the Mighty Mouse which creates the clicking sound, but I've had several of these over the years and all of them still clicked loudly even when not connected to the computer. Therefore, it must be a physical sound, not an electronic one.

  • mlechman Level 1 Level 1

    I'M AN IDIOT: The scroll-ball and side-buttons most-definitely stop clicking when the mouse is unplugged, so there must be a tiny speaker producing at least those sounds. But I believe that the main button click sound is still a real physical sound as it works when unplugged.

  • Dylrob Level 2 Level 2

    b j t wrote:

     

    I pulled apart a Mighty Mouse, there is NO speaker in there.

    Take another look:

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    The circular part on the lower left was long ago identified as a small piezoelectric speaker.