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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Apr 29, 2011
    Mouse problem
    I have mac mighty mouse.

    It scrolls left, right, and up.

    It does not scroll down.

    It works for weeks ok then stops scrolling down.

    Then it starts scrolling down for no apparent reason and repeats this cycle.

    I have visited mouse apps and all seems in order.

    Any help greatly appreciated.

  2. #2

    EvenStranger's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 09, 2010
    Currently 13" Late 2010 MBA, 4GB/128GB; Early 2011 13" MBP, dual core i7 2.7ghz, 4gb ram, 500gb hd
    Take a clean piece of paper and lay it flat on the table. Turn your Mighty Mouse upside down and run the scrollball back and forth, up and down, for about 10-15 seconds. That should clean the ball and pull out any trash that might be preventing it from scrolling properly. Test it out afterward. Repeat if necessary. An alcohol pad spread out on the table can help as well, provided it's not too damp.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    May 28, 2011
    I have the same problem. I tried what you suggested, EvenStranger, but I'm afraid that didn't work. Any other suggestions?

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    chscag's Avatar
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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    If you've cleaned it as suggested above and it still is acting erratically or won't scroll, it means you'll have to take it apart to clean it from the inside. There are several videos available on U-Tube which show how. Personally, I got disgusted with cleaning mine and put it aside. I replaced it with an inexpensive USB optical mouse purchased from Wal-Mart for $14.95. Works great.

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    Member Since
    May 28, 2011
    Thanks chscag. Maybe this is the reason Apple came out with that touch mouse. Thanks again.

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