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    Mighty Mouse... Grrrr
    I've just spent ages cleaning that silly little ball in my mighty mouse. Et voila I was so happy - it's working the best it has since I got it... BUT now the middle button doesn't work so I can't load up dashboard unless I move my hand all the way over to the F12 key... life just isn't fair

    Seriously though what could I have done to the mouse? I only used a damp lint free cloth over my knee and rubbed mouse back and forth for 5/10 mins.

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    That ball mechanism is really fiddly, it would be quite easy to dislodge the switch. Personally, I gave up using the Mighty Mouse, I just didn't get on with it - the ball is too prone to jamming up and my hand is too big for the MM anyway.
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    I dunno. I've used a Bluetooth Mighty Mouse since last September and didn't encounter any problems with it yet. Apart from the odd ball-roller cleaning with rubbing alcohol, I've enjoyed using it so far.

    You might have a defective unit in your hands. Take it back have them check it out in the store you bought it from is my suggestion.

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    Yeh this is the first time I've had any problem other than ball cleaning.. just thought that maybe I had cleaned it a little too throughly and dislodged the middle button sensor thing

    Who knows.. it scrolls and that is the maing thing

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    Sounds like you may have cleaned it too enthusiastically?!

    I had a usb MM and even though I enjoyed it thoroughly, it was too long for my small hands! I was so bummed when my hand and arm felt the strain and I had to return it.
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    Seems to be a common problem, I love Apple, but the peripherals suck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam View Post
    Seriously though what could I have done to the mouse? I only used a damp lint free cloth over my knee and rubbed mouse back and forth for 5/10 mins.

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    Adam
    You used water and not alcohol, the button is a switch and it's probably short-circuiting due to the moisture.

    Get some alcohol (the tape head cleaning sort) and use that, it should displace the water.

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    iKitten - I may have got carried away - even the colour of the ball changed back to grey

    gilesjuk - I'll give it a shot!

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    I love all my Apple stuff... apart from this Mighty Mouse... why Apple didn't design this mouse so you could open it up to clean that **** ball and the sensors properly I don't know... major design fault imho...

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    Yeh I agree! But as I'm too tight to buy a new one I have just set a corner to activate the dashboard which is what my middle button did. It's no bigger.. but it's not perfect anymore lol

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