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How to clean the Mighty Mouse's scroll ball
Authored by: murk on Feb 21, '10 03:14:08PM

I am on my third year with the Mighty Mouse. I'll admit I am frustrated by the scroll ball's less than stellar performance in the long run, but I've found two solutions to the issue. Every few months the scroll ball stops working (usually in one direction). I can hear the clicking that occurs in one direction, but the other is silent. Turning the mouse upside-down and rolling the ball on a piece of paper has been effective (until this month). After about 10 minutes of trying to "clean" the scroll ball on a piece of paper, I soaked a Q-Tip in rubbing alcohol and, using my fingernail to hold the ball in place, cleaned a small section of the ball. Once clean, I rotated the ball and cleaned another area. After cleaning the ball entirely, the scroll ball is working fine again.

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