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    Quadra 700 mouse problem
    Hello,

    i've just bought an old Quadra 700, connected the mouse on the keyboard and the keyboard to the q700...
    The keyboard work correctly, but the mouse doesn't move vertically... I've tried to connect the mouse to the other adb port on the keyboard and directly on the other port on the mb, but the result is always the same...

    What you think ? The problem is the mouse ? Or the mb ?

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    If it's an old ADB mouse you can try opening it up and giving the rollers a clean, try that first
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    Is an old adb G5431 apple mouse. Yes, i've tried with no success...

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    It goes horizontally I take it? Might be a bad ADB cable if cleaning does not work. Take out the ball and find the moving parts and move them with your finger. One should make it move Vertically and the other Horizontally!

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    Yes, horizontally have no problems...
    I've tried moving the wheels with my finger, but nothing happen...

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    Then it's probably the cable. You an find those old Apple mice sometimes on Ebay for almost nothing.

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    I hope is the cable...
    I've been able to move the mouse vertically, it's a bit difficult to make you understand the movements i've made with my arms for make it move...
    A sort of jumping mouse downward...

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    Been down that road a few times! I have many old Macs and a bunch of those mice! I also own a Working Quadra 700.

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    Do you've one to sell me ?
    I live in Italy...

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    Unplug the keyboard cable and turn it around and plug the other end into the keyboard.

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    Do you mean connect the mouse on the other adb plug of the keyboard ?
    If this i've tried with the same result...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberFox View Post
    Do you mean connect the mouse on the other adb plug of the keyboard ?
    If this i've tried with the same result...
    Turn around the cable from the keyboard to the computer...the coiled one. The problem may be the keyboard cable and not the mouse. Dont use a ADB printer cable as a keyboard cable.

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