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How to clean the Mighty Mouse's scroll ball
Authored by: astrosmash on Jul 09, '09 10:56:08PM

I've had my Mighty Mouse for a couple of years now and it still works fine, you just need to clean it periodically. Here's what I do:

I usually get dirt or crumbs in my scroll ball when I use it while eating something. When that happens you can usually feel it in the scroll ball, or one direction will stop working altogether.

When that happens, take a sheet of paper towel and fold it over once. Give it one or two light squirts with Windex; you just want it damp, not wet. Turn the mouse upside-down and run the scroll ball over the damp part of the paper towel, 360 degrees of motion, you should only need to do a few circles. Next, do the same over a dry part of paper towel.

And that's it. Your mouse will be as good as new until the next time you eat food around your computer.

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