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    Cleaning Mighty Mouse
    I know I know! Another Mighty Mouse thread!

    After reading dozens of Mighty Mouse threads, I know everything about it, except how to clean the scroll ball.

    I am actually incredibly satisfied with my Mighty Mouse (apparently this is rare) and I'd like to clean the scroll wheel, because it's gotten stuck.

    Thanks.

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    Cleaning Mighty Mouse
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    ha ha. you must have missed this thread, huh?

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    Cleaning Mighty Mouse
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    You could try this as a last resort

    http://web.mac.com/karelgil/iWeb/Mac...ightyMEng.html
    Now with Leopard

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    Cool
    I use a dry or damp cloth to clean mine.
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo View Post
    ha ha. you must have missed this thread, huh?
    O_o

    How did I miss that?

    Thanks for linking me.

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    Try getting a piece of paper, turning the mouse upside down, have the scroll ball on the paper, press firmly, and rub like crazy.



    Quote Originally Posted by Neo View Post
    ha ha. you must have missed this thread, huh?
    Quoted from there.

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    I roll mine about on my sleeve til it works again
    Man of much music.

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    cleaning stuck iMac mighty mouse
    symptom:
    Scroll ball will not work to scroll page down.

    1) Turn the mouse over and roll on a clean piece of paper. Up down sideways and in figure eights using moderate pressure.

    -this dislodged specks of dirt, but did not correct my problem.

    2) Dampen a clean handkerchief with 91% Isopropyl alcohol. I placed a white handkerchief on a white plate and dripped alcohol on it until there was a 3" circle. Damp not soaked.

    UNPLUG THE MOUSE ...
    and roll on the alcohol dampened handkerchief and then on a clean piece of paper. Up down sideways and in figure eights.

    -this dislodged a speck of dirt and after letting the Mouse sit over night to dry and rolling on clean white paper again, the scroll ball became functional.

    3) There is a clip on YouTube showing how to dissemble a might mouse in case there is no cleaning it. Sorry I did not keep that address.
    ----------------

    It appears that this will be a regular maintenance issue and I plan on doing it once a week on paper and maybe once a month with alcohol (?)

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