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How to clean the Mighty Mouse's scroll ball
Authored by: nutron on Jun 18, '06 10:30:38AM

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'''But there is a cheap and quiet safe way to clean it !!!'''

Tough some people say that you got to open it by bruteforce i prefer to clean it chemicaly.

All You need are :

-some cotton tiges
-some 97% isopropanol alcohol.

'''DON"T USE PARFUMES OR OTHER CLEANING FLUIDS !!!'''

step 1:

dip one end of the cotton tige into the alcohol ,it's got to be real wet.
then put the wet cotton end on the ball and rotate a the cotton tige so that the ball is rotating too.
after a while you will see how some dirt is appearing on the ball ,if possible try to remove this dirt from the surface of the ball.
you should rotate the ball in differnt directions.

step 2:

dip the other end of the tige into the alcohol and do the same as in step 1 but this time don't rotate the cotton tige ,just move it above the ball away in all directions once.this will bring out very nasty dirt from inside of the trackball case.
while you are performing this step you might feel is hanging.don't worry about that.

step 3:

after step 2 you should dry the ball by rolling the ball above your pant or a piece of dry tissue and test weather if it works or not.
mind that while the ball is wet it behaves differently from dry state.
so it needs a little try to find out when it's clean..

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How to clean the Mighty Mouse's scroll ball
Authored by: divinechef on Feb 26, '11 07:34:44PM

Thanks this worked perfectly and a bunch of gunk came out!



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