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    Wireless Mighty mouse scroll ball on the fritz
    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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    no problem

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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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    broken scroll
    Hey
    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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    harry b2448

    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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