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Goodbye Mighty Mouse

I had complained that my Apple Mighty Mouse could no longer scroll down and now it’s dead.

I had taken it to the Apple store in hopes they’d help. Instead they sent me to YouTube to watch a video on how to clean the Mighty Mouse. Well, I tried to open the mouse and ended up killing it instead. šŸ™

The good news is I just got a new mouse on Ebay for $2 and I hope it’ll be nice.

It’s a Microsoft wireless laster 5000 mouse. Everyone says how good Microsoft mice are, so now I just have to wait for mine to arrive.

If you have an Apple Mighty Mouse that no longer scrolls down, start looking for a new mouse. Or, if your computer is still under warranty, take it back and see if they’ll replace it. It was never made to open up.

6 Responses

  1. Guest says:

    All you had to do was roll it upside down gently on a piece of paper or lint free cloth for a few minutes. Gets rid of all of the crap.

  2. Thomas says:

    That so didn’t work. I tried everything before pulling it apart.

  3. chris says:

    Thanks for the tip I was about to try and take it apart.

  4. Jay says:

    I have gone the route of taking the mouse apart and cleaning with alcohol without taking it apart. If it’s got too much crud in it it has to come apart but if you clean it on a fairly regular basis it’s pretty easy to maintain. What I’ve done is soak a paper towel in rubbing alcohol making sure plenty of the liquid enters the ball section. I then run it upside down pushing fairly hard on a dry paper towel. This usually cleans the crud out or at least gets it off the tiny rollers. Taking it apart is not for the faint hearted but it can be done successfully. I’d recommend that most people not even try it. I’ve done it several times but it is tricky. There are parts that are glued and need to be re-glued carefully. I have also done this using tape to make it easier if the mouse needs to be taken apart in the future. I have been using a mighty mouse for well over a year cleaning it with alcohol and have not had to take it apart yet.

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