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How to clean the Mighty Mouse's scroll ball
Authored by: Ianws on Nov 03, '06 04:27:58AM

Well having spent most of the morning speaking with Apple Tech Support on a 0870 number and Apple in Ireland 0845 number (more wasted money) they agreed to replace the mouse as the tracking ball was not working in the downward direction - even wanted to know what the serial number of my G5 was ?? Tech support then asked if I had cleaned the tracking ball - I asked how as the mouse is a sealed unit - ' I don't know was the reply ' .
Anyhow I did a Google search and came across the numerous advice in this article - I found a very thin sable brush - pushed down the grey tracking ball and managed to clean the contacts .
Wished I had found the above info before wasting numerous phone calls ,

Thanks MacOSX hints


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How to clean the Mighty Mouse's scroll ball
Authored by: semiotek on Nov 03, '06 05:43:50AM
Too late for you now, for this issue anyway, but there is another way to contact Apple and avoid excessive phone charges. You can find free and/or geographical numbers for them (and for masses of other companies at Sometimes there are hoops to jumps through, and appropriate advice is also available.

HTH - Nick

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