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Apple mouse prob

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Larry F, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Larry F

    Larry F Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

    Nov 5, 2006
    Iowa City, IA
    I'm going through my trouble-shooting steps, but am stymied. I'm using a Mac desktop and wireless keyboard and mouse. No probs for a few years. Today, though, I have found that the small button atop the mouse is not working right. Normally, with this button I can scroll vertically and horizontally. Now, though, I can scroll down, but not up. This is true both with Word and Chrome. I futzed with the system preferences mouse options, re-started the computer, and replaced the batteries.


    Words of wisdom?
     
  2. Tdub

    Tdub Friend of Leo's

    Jan 22, 2009
    Florida
    Take a clean piece of paper, turn the mouse over and roll the button around on the paper for about 30 seconds. You'll probably see some gunk and fuzz and dust come out. Try that.
     
  3. speedingjet

    speedingjet Tele-Meister

    Yep, what he said. Don't be afraid to push hard. May take a minute.
     
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  5. Bri-Sonic

    Bri-Sonic Tele-Meister

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    Oct 9, 2010
    Warwick, UK
    I do the same on mine but with a disinfectant kitchen wipe to fetch out any gunk/sweat - read it on a Mac forum and it works a treat. I've also got a wireless Apple mouse without the ball (basically a tracker pad on a mouse) and it's top.
     
  6. JBennett

    JBennett Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    38
    Jun 23, 2008
    Cold Spring, NY
    This is a problem with the "mighty-mouse".

    I am always having to clean mine. I usually turn it over and rub the ball on my leg or quickly on a piece of white paper. Yes, don't push too hard or the ball won't roll. You can also carefully use a corner of a piece of paper and run it around the ball to get the gunk out of there.
     
  7. Larry F

    Larry F Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

    Nov 5, 2006
    Iowa City, IA
    DUDES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yeah, worked beautifully.
     
  8. rangercaster

    rangercaster Friend of Leo's

    May 8, 2008
    portland, or
    i was once hired as an IT tech because i knew how to clean a mouse ...
     
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