The amount of gunk, oil and fibers clogging those tiny little magnet wheels could be rolled up and shaped into a mouse (the fuzzy kind). After reading the posts, here's what I found useful - 99.7% isopropyl alcohol (in my case a "Klean-Kloth" thermal printhead cleaning cloth" and a can of compressed air (like the ones It worked.Reply Ben says: February 20, 2013 at 9:52 amwell I am very happy that it works again .. Was all set to go buy a new one…. this contact form
It might be your computer - take it into the shop with the mouse? The scroller stopped going upwards after about 4 weeks with mine - not too impressed about that. Answer 4 Yes No 5 of 7 people found this useful Related Questions How do you clean it? Something went wrong with one of the flex cables, so that the scrollball works fine, but the pointer doesn't move any more.
Thanks very much.Reply sdsjhb says: March 30, 2016 at 12:47 pmit works!!!Reply Nicholas says: April 2, 2016 at 6:11 pmI have to admit I was skeptical when I read this… Then Thanks all for your comments, especially Adam. Lets hope one of those whizzo Apple boffs pick this up and suggest some ideas that don't involve dumping NV-RAM, P-RAM and the like. My Mighty mouse is scrolling down again after so many days !!
Twist the spudger to separate the ring from the body of the mouse. The roller shafts should be brushed lengthwise with a soft toothbrush dipped in isopropyl; this is where the crud settles that disables the ball motion. And all the other places said you had to take it apart-which I KNEW I didn't want to do!Reply Klaas says: April 15, 2016 at 4:47 amGreat tip!Reply David says: April How To Take An Apple Mouse Apart I was happy not to have to return the new mouse. [ Reply to This | # ] How to clean the Mighty Mouse's scroll ball Authored by: divinechef on Feb
Saved at least $20 for a new mouse, to say nothing of saving one more item from the Great American Throw-Away Pile. The mouse works like new. Seems to me to be very powerful....just spray and press, rotate the ball and it will work and shine too. [ Reply to This | # ] How to clean the
I have been living with a mouse that barely tracks for months now.
Small - 600px Medium - 800px Large - 1200px Preview View Statistics: Past 24 Hours: 38 Past 7 Days: 273 Past 30 Days: 1,064 All Clean Apple Optical Mouse CoolReply Steve says: December 7, 2015 at 11:57 amOK, this worked like a champ. I did what you said with the piece of paper and rolling mouse upside down, it is now scrolling again perfectly.Thanks Rob Board Dec 2, 2007 10:03 AM Helpful (0) Reply There was almost no residue visible on the paper but when you look very closely you could see some fluff or lint.
This site is not responsible for what they say. https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Apple+Mighty+Mouse+Scrollball+Disassembly/2926 Thanks for the tip.Reply Dave says: April 25, 2015 at 10:03 amThe best method I have found is;A use a pledge (furniture polish) cleaning towel (they come in air tight sealed Mac Mouse Ball Won't Scroll Down Easy to fix the scroll button. How To Clean Mac Mouse Scroll Ball Cancel Most Helpful Answer bac @bac Rep: 7.8k 40 20 8 Posted: 12/02/2009 Options Permalink History I'll offer an alternate fix that I find works very well (I have 3 Mighty
The divinechef - find me on youtube! [ Reply to This | # ] How to clean the Mighty Mouse's scroll ball Authored by: huffwd on Dec 26, '11 07:18:23AM I http://vicnot.net/mouse-scroll/microsoft-arc-mouse-scroll-not-working.html Thank you!Reply Matt says: September 10, 2013 at 11:18 pmThat didn't work for me but spraying the scroll ball with screen cleaner did!Reply James says: September 19, 2013 at 10:35 amHoly I tried the alcohol/cloth route with no success. I was using it to browse the web when the scrollball stopped scrolling down. Clean Apple Wireless Mouse
No need to open up the mouse for this fix.Reply jonpetts says: June 10, 2015 at 6:14 amThanks! It's also cleaner. :) So thats what to do. [ Reply to This | # ] How to clean the Mighty Mouse's scroll ball Authored by: Siouxsie on Jun 29, '07 This use to happen to me a lot, and the way I fixed it was by flipping the mouse upside down and scrolling hard. http://vicnot.net/mouse-scroll/microsoft-mouse-scroll-not-working.html I tried Apple's recommendation of turning the mouse upside down and rubbing it on a clean soft surface, but that didn't help.
Authored by: bermudamac on Aug 13, '09 12:47:58PM Worked perfectly. Apple Mouse Scroll Down Not Working Sign in 157,449 views 264 Like this video? I spent 15 minutes trying to figure out how reading forums and whatnot, and my coworker walks over and shows me: 1.
not a notebook)Reply Theo says: July 13, 2012 at 5:28 amMate, you are a magician:-) hahahaha I was calling my mouse funny names all morning and now it is fixed in Does anyone know where I could buy a replacement scroll ball? It worked!!!Reply George Sawyn says: April 24, 2014 at 12:32 pmI did a google search for this problem, found this page, read the solution and thought, "No, it couldn't be this Apple Mouse Ball Won't Scroll Down I suggest trying this BEFORE anything else.
The rollers accumulate stuff which sticks to them, and prevents them rolling. WJH Miami Answered by William H from Miami Aug 5, 2012 Flag as inappropriate Answer 3 Was this useful? Luckily, I have a wireless mouse as well, so was not completely stuck. http://vicnot.net/mouse-scroll/mac-mouse-scroll-wheel-not-working-down.html I was back in (scrolling) business. [ Reply to This | # ] This mouse is awful.
This discussion is locked rob board Level 1 (13 points) Mac OS X Q: Mighty Mouse: Scroll ball does not scroll down My scroll wheel on my 'might mouse' I'll give it at least six months before having more of an opinion about its reliability. Eureka! How did we manage before?!!
Shame on Apple, somebody should do a class action suite for this.Reply Wayne says: January 24, 2016 at 6:22 pmI've had my Apple mouse with a scroll wheel for years and The mouse is back to 100% :-) [ Reply to This | # ] How to clean the Mighty Mouse's scroll ball Authored by: ProfPaul on Nov 10, '07 11:12:07AM Would I hold it down with my thumb and forefinger at each end. Valerie October 14th, 2009 Ahhhh….
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After 45 minutes and two phone calls to Apple support to have the first one replaced, I lost money.