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Hi,

Was wondering if anyone would be able to help me. I'm not sure what happened but my mouse will only scroll up now not down.. which I am finding a big inconvenience as I love to use the mouse for scrolling!

Please help if you can, thanks in advance!
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Whose make of mouse is it, how old is it, and what machine and version of OS X do you have?
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If it's a mighty mouse... it's probably just a bit dirty.

I hold it upside down and blow into the scrollball area a few times.
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I'm using a new imac (2 weeks), using the mouse that came with the computer. my daughter was playing preschool games on the computer so not sure if maybe she accidentally hit a key that would have changed preferences?

I tried blowing it out but it didn't do anything to fix the problem.
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Well I guess that was the problem, i pressed it down and rolled it around and then blew some more air in and now it seems to be working fine. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Great! Welcome to Mac-Forums and Congrats on the Mac!!!
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Welcome to Mac-Forums, mackristin!

Yes that scroll button does get a bit dirty with dust and whatever else can enter there! I use a Q-Tips moist with rubbing alcohol and roll the ball over so the alcohol will dislodge any oily dirt and stuff. It works every time. :girl:
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If it's a mighty mouse... it's probably just a bit dirty.

I hold it upside down and blow into the scrollball area a few times.
Great technical tip, mostly overlooked.

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I just used the alcohol and q-tip fix. It worked fine.
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