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How to clean the Mighty Mouse's scroll ball
Authored by: Donald Gudehus on Feb 12, '11 01:00:32PM

My new Mighty Mouse only scrolled up, not down. The ball mechanism didn't make the soft clicking sound in the down direction either. I tried Apple's recommendation of turning the mouse upside down and rubbing it on a clean soft surface, but that didn't help. So I hooked up the crevice tool to our house vacuum system and held the scroll ball next to the opening. With my thumb, I also pressed the ball inward so that a gap appeared which would allow any dirt to exit, while occasionally rolling the ball. In addition I pressed the thumb of my other hand against the intake of the crevice tool to narrow the opening as much as possible. This treatment did the trick! I was happy not to have to return the new mouse.

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