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Jammed Mighty Mouse Scroll-button Solution


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I've discovered a sure-cure for the jammed mighty mouse scroll-button problem. Just take a piece of paper(plain preferably), and rub the ball vigorously on it, vertically, horizontally, and then in clockwise and anti-clockwise direction. A guaranteed cure! Only issue would be that doing this too many time might leave scuffs on your beautiful mouse. Hope that helps.

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how does it help, do you know? i would assume the paper attracts the dust particles, so why not use a vacuum to do the trick?

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how does it help, do you know? i would assume the paper attracts the dust particles, so why not use a vacuum to do the trick?
I'd be scared the vacumm would steal my balls.

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I'd be scared the vacumm would steal my balls.
As a last resort couldn't you just buy some new ones, or better yet go into the vac and grab back whats yours?

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Id imagine it works because the material is usually pretty sticky and the paper gives it something thats more porous to stick to.
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It only works for so long, as I've discovered.

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you say anti-clockwise
i say counter-clockwise
let's call the whole thing off

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how does it help, do you know? i would assume the paper attracts the dust particles, so why not use a vacuum to do the trick?
It's more of a grime substance that it just naturally built up over time from stuff off your fingers. So a vaccuum wouldn't do much.

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It only works for so long, as I've discovered.
Yes, because more grime gets in there...


Btw, calenerd, it's not something you discovered =P Unless by discovered you mean found something online telling you how to do it... I've posted this many times in other peoples posts complaining about their "stupid Mighty Mouse" when really it only gets like that because they don't have clean hands... admittedly Apple could seek to improve the design though.

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Btw, calenerd, it's not something you discovered =P Unless by discovered you mean found something online telling you how to do it... I've posted this many times in other peoples posts complaining about their "stupid Mighty Mouse" when really it only gets like that because they don't have clean hands... admittedly Apple could seek to improve the design though.
LOL. Okay. An inappropriate use of a term. Just wanna share this with the rest since its pretty useful anyway, as compared to Apple's method of using the cloth instead since its pretty much useless. And it's pretty therapeutic too, for me haha.

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I think a better solution to an unresponsive scroll ball is to dab a Q-tip in rubbing alcohol and gently push the ball around with the Q-tip. This breaks down the grime on the inside of the mouse and pulls it onto the cotton of the Q-tip. Afterwards, you could try the paper technique to help the ball dry faster.

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