New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Desktops Discussion of Apple's desktop machines including Mac Pro, iMac, Power Mac, and mini

Help! Mouse stopped working on Mac Mini


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
McPenguin

 
Member Since: Feb 11, 2010
Posts: 2
McPenguin is on a distinguished road

McPenguin is offline
Hi, as per title, my mouse has stopped responding.


I can't move the cursor at all, the only thing that works (intermittently) is the right click.

It's not the mouse as I have it working on another computer, and I've tried another mouse on the mac, same problem.


It did it yesterday for a minute and then worked again, but it's been broken all day today and I can't figure out what to do.

Help! (please )
QUOTE Thanks
VegasGeorge

 
VegasGeorge's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 23, 2006
Location: Las Vegas, NV USA
Posts: 893
VegasGeorge is a jewel in the roughVegasGeorge is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: iMac, and Macbook Pro

VegasGeorge is offline
Try going to (user)/Library/Preferences/ and delete the com.apple.mmouse.plist file. Then reboot the Mac.

PS: Hum .... sorry, I just realized that without the mouse you will have a hard time doing that. Try booting the Mac with no mouse. It will prompt you to add a mouse. Maybe that will get it working temporarily. Try a different USB port. Try a wireless or bluetooth mouse. Boot from your install disc and see if that allows you to use the mouse. When you get a mouse, try what I suggested.
QUOTE Thanks
McPenguin

 
Member Since: Feb 11, 2010
Posts: 2
McPenguin is on a distinguished road

McPenguin is offline
Thanks. There doesn't seem to be any such file though?

It's happened again this morning, although its working now. The mouse seems like it's doing something though, as if I sleep the computer with the button it instantly wakes up again, and occasionally the cursor flickers around and selects something.

Incidentally, sleeping and waking the computer a few times seemed to make it work. Don't know what I'll do if it doesn't though, anyone got any ideas for a permanent fix?

Cheers
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Mac Mini vs Mac Mini Server | ps3 to imac27" HELP ME! »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Data Partition: Using a FAT32 Partition to exchange data between Mac and Windows XP MartinT Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 9 11-12-2009 02:56 AM
Very odd and annoying Mac Mini firewire error unlokia Apple Desktops 3 05-01-2007 02:57 PM
Switching soon with a Mac Mini from Linux and Windows walkerj Switcher Hangout 7 02-14-2005 02:23 PM
Mac Users Get More ISP Choices schweb Apple Rumors and Reports 1 03-06-2003 10:57 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:37 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?