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Wireless Mighty mouse scroll ball on the fritz


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I've heard of people saying that their scroll ball's have gotten clogged up and their wireless m.m require cleaning. I've had mine since christmas and just a couple minutes ago the scroll ball stopped scrolling down, it works every other direction. Any tips to get it working again? I tried blowing into it (habit, I just bought an old sega haha)

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turn the mouse up side down and roll the ball around. this usually works
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wow just tried this and my mm is up and running perfectly, thanks!

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Unfortunately this is a pretty common problem with Mighty Mice. It's really easy for oil and gunk off your fingers to clog up the ball and make it unresponsive.
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My wireless mighty mouse would scroll upwards but not downwards. Tried cleaning it with water and lint free cloths etc... had no joy so i found a vid of someone taking a mighty mouse apart on youtube and then cleaning it. The mouse was full of crap after a good clean it works like new. (does involve breaking a seal but glued back together with a tinny pit of supper glue)
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[QUOTE]I've heard of people saying that their scroll ball's have gotten clogged up and their wireless m.m require cleaning. I've had mine since christmas and just a couple minutes ago the scroll ball stopped scrolling down, it works every other direction. Any tips to get it working again? I tried blowing into it (habit, I just bought an old sega haha)/QUOTE]

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Have a look at this:-

http://www.brendanfenn.com/cleanmouse.html
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finally a different suggestion, I was out of ideas trying to clean mine with no results it first started not scrolling upward, after a few weeks it started scrolling upward but not downward!!! haha

hope your suggestion works thanks
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Let us know the outcome? Personally use a MM dust jacket available from Apple stores and sure keeps the wireless mouse clean and in tip top condition and is a snazzy deep blue.
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