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    new iMac mouse scrolling and Firefox
    HI

    Just got a new imac,


    24 inch 3 ghz


    the mouse (wired, not wireless) will scroll down BUT WILL NOT scroll up


    it is the mouse with the very tiny ball at the front......it doesnt seem like there is a way to take it apart and clean it......help?




    sometimes when using firefox, the system will not accesss the internet

    a nd sometimes when using firefox, the system will not display pictures, but will display the rest of the webpage I am surfing


    any ideas?


    thanks!

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    Put a blank piece of paper on your desk, hold your mouse upside down and rub against the paper vigourously for a minute or so.

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    Mine stopped scrolling properly 2 days after I bought my iMac. It's now 3 weeks old. I've tried everything suggested short of taking it apart. I will be returning it for a replacement.

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    ++24" imac 3ghz / may-08+ ibook G3-500mhz-10g-384m-12", nov-07 +G4 quicksilver 867 mhz/512MB july/08
    paper rub upside down worked!


    thanks

    big al

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    LOL... Yes it did help...

    Thanks

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    Happens all the time to mine. I just press down at just the right pressure, and it starts working again ( I will try the paper trick next time). My first Mighty Mouse did this, and frustrated me to no end. One of the downsides to a wireless mouse is that there is no tether to stop it if you throw it at a wall. I am being more patient with my second Mighty Mouse.

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    LOL thanks for that paper trick. Much quicker than cotton buds and alcohol.

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    Mouse scrolling
    Have recently bought the same Imac, and have had a similar problem with my mighty mouse, except that my mouse would scroll up but not down!

    I fixed it by closing the little sliding flap under mouse over optical reader and opening it again. Yes, I know, it was highly untechnical and probably chance, but it worked !!

    I guess it was the equivalent of the Help Desk panacea for all computer ills - turn the machine off and on again !!!!

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