Apple Mighty Mouse Scroll Ball – FAIL

I’m now on my second Apple Mighty Mouse thanks to my good friend Andrew. My first Apple Mighty Mouse came with my iMac and worked great. Well, it worked great until some dirt built up under the small scroll ball and scrolling came to a┬áhalt. I attempted cleaning the wheel with some alcohol but the smooth scroll never returned to that mouse.

Now I have a brand new Apple Mighty Mouse. Opened the box and plugged it in this morning excited to have a nice functional mouse again. Immediately I noticed that scrolling worked great when I scrolled down a page. But the mouse would not scroll up! This almost makes this mouse useless. I’m very disappointed at Apple for this design.

3 Comments

  1. Reply
    Scott June 6, 2009

    I have been using this Logitech Bluetooth mouse with my Macs for over a year. I have changed the battery three times total and I never turn the mouse off. Highly recommended.

    http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Bluetooth-Cordless-Laser-Notebooks/dp/B000UY4XQI

  2. Reply
    Jared June 23, 2009

    I’ve had the same problem,

    Try turning the Mighty Mouse upside down and roll the scroll ball on a sheet a printer paper. That seems to do the trick!

  3. Reply
    Annie July 29, 2009

    Thank you, Jared! Just did the trick.

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