• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    scrolling not working anymore

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    Had thise mouse for a year and now the scroll ball doesn't scroll down anymore.

    For the 3 times the scroll ball didn't work I cleaned it (with apple's instructions) and everything was fine, but at this time cleaning the scroll ball does not work anymore.

    I thought this mouse would last a long time but I guess it didn't... Due to how the mouse was made there is no way to fix the scrolling, you can't even take the mouse apart. Seesh, what bad design.

    Next time I buy a mouse it won't be a mighty mouse.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    finally, its just junk

    • Written by from Vancouver

    when this mouse works, it quite good. I have had two, (wired and Bluetooth), and both have been plagued by trackballs that stop scrolling. The video on Apple Support helps a bit, but cleaning this mouse to keep it going is just a huge waste of time- and now, it will not scroll at all. Not to mention that its overpriced.....there is no guarantee, and no service. Straight to the garbage can!

    As far as I am concerned, this product is a real insult to Apple customers.

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Mouse

    • Written by from San Antonio

    This is the most useful mouse Apple has put out. The design is great and the functions are elgant and streamlined.

    Cleaning the roller ball may be an issue. I've had mine for over a year and not had any problems. I use it everyday for at least 8 hrs at a time. Just keep your hands clean and no problems should arise with the roller ball.

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy this mouse!

    • Written by from Garrattsville

    This is the most frustrating and infuriating piece of junk I've ever encountered. The stupid thing makes pages fly all over the place zooming in and out and sending out crazy commands and never doing what you want it to do. I work in Logic and Photoshop and need to do precise moves but it always misreads my slightest touch and sends all the pages on a zoom out and then back in and then out again... relentlessly. It does it at the most inopportune moments and basically freaks out constantly, upsetting any kind of flow I have and messing up important info I am trying to click. The sad part is, I bought this to have as a backup to my wireless mouse which constantly gets cut off from my bluetooth and won't reconnect. So, now when that happens, my back up is an even worse piece of garbage. Apple mouses are complete junk. I'm about to chuck them both out the window and try another brand. Sad they can't get their act together on these very basic products. And sadder still that others are doing such a better job.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Abysmal.

    • Written by from Newburyport

    The tremendous two feet of cord provided would easily be enough to meet anyone's needs, unless they happen to own a recent Mac laptop. You see, in a stunning display of carelessness, Apple decided to place all USB ports on the left side of their laptops, giving the user about eight inches of usable cord. You can always run the cord under the laptop if you don't mind the inevitable wobble that will occur every time you try to actually use your computer. The scroll ball is an abomination. It's just an awful idea that has been poorly executed. The "touch sensitive shell" only recognizes right clicks when you deliberately take the time to think about where you will placing your fingers, and even then it doesn't always work. I don't even know where to start with unnecessary and, quite frankly, useless side buttons. Anytime I try to use them, I have to squeeze the mouse so hard that it registers as a left-click. Even now, I am now being forced to use a stack of paper as a mouse pad because even the slight discoloration of wood grain throws off the "precision optical sensor", which the website assures me does not require a mouse pad. Overall, a saddening amount of money, resources, time, and labor went into making this travesty.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad mouse, they last me only 10-12 months buy at your own risk

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Like everyone said the trackball stops working I am currently on my third mouse soon to be called into AppleCare. This is a poorly designed product, while I love the function of the mouse being told I need to clean the trackball by rubbing it on my leg is crazy. I have older mice without the trackball that work fine years and years later, not months. My big complaint is in another two months I'm off AppleCare so I will need a FIFTH MOUSE by next year which I will never buy, just replace with a normal USB mouse instead. I refuse to waste money on a poorly designed product just to match. This mouse should of been designed to be cleaned and no rubbing on your leg or a piece of paper is not something anyone should be forced to do.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Help for cleaning the Apple Mouse

    • Written by from Olympia

    Thanks to @RB from Fort Myer, my Apple Mouse now works again! I've had little trouble with the mouse since 2007 when I bought my Intel based iMac... until yesterday. Then I read RB's post about rolling the trackball on a sheet of clean paper to clean it (make sure the paper is on a hard flat surface) and, viola! For now it is working perfectly again!

    BTW, I also turn off the side buttons... to annoying to use.

    Apple, Steve, whoever is listening, LISTEN to your devoted users, admit that, while beautiful and (for me at least) ergonomic, this design needs work!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    • Written by from Woodland Hills

    I LOVE this mouse! I'm writing this review because I've seen negative reviews that are clearly PEBMAC (Problem Exist Between MOUSE and Chair)!

    The people who say the scroll ball gets dirty too fast must not wash their hands... or maybe they wash their hands with sand, either way, if your hands are clean the scroll ball will be too! Also, if it gets dusty (assuming your hands are clean but you live in a saw mill) you can simply use a a can of compressed air to clean it our (hint: spray air while you scroll for a few seconds).

    And for the people who say it randomly clicks for no reason... are you fat? Do you have fat hands? Don't keep your hand resting on the device... duh. Some people have said "it's not ergonomic", look, I use my mouse a lot... A LOT, and its only tough on your hand if you sit all funny and leave your wrist in at a funny angle.

    Stop hating on the mouse, probably the best I've used!

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Dirty Roller Ball

    • Written by from Wayland

    After 2 years, I was about to replace my Apple Mouse because the roller ball had refused to work. I checked out the price and happened to see the comments. The ones that jumped out were the instructions on how to clean the roller ball. Which I did, following the Q-tip and alcohol advice. Now my roller ball is working in all directions again. Ergo, no pointless trip to the Apple Store. I've had to replace Mousies before -- eh, it's just part of the natural decline of most things. In this instance, hygiene matters. I guess if yo use the mouse with food and other stuff on your fingers, you really can't expect it to work properly longterm.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    scrolling no good

    • Written by from Rochester

    The scroller on the mouse doesn't last very long, the components on the inside are very cheaply made and fragile. It constantly gets gummed up. Very bad mouse for $70, wow, apple you can do better really!!!!good luck scrolling up or down for more than a year or two even after cleaning the components start to break down??????

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Moody

    • Written by from Omaha

    I will never buy another one of these. The scroll bar requires constant maintenance, and only works about half the time.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just some common misconceptions.

    • Written by from Cape Carteret

    I’ve had this mouse for two years now, and I absolutely love it! It has much more functionality (and more buttons) than Apple’s Magic Mouse; however, there are some things you should know.

    Here are the fixes one should be aware of when purchasing this product:

    1. The scroll ball must be cleaned occasionally by rolling the mouse upside down on a piece of printer paper. All the dirt and oils come right out onto the paper, and the ball works just like new!

    2. In order to right click, your left finger cannot be touching the left side of the mouse. You must life your left finger and press the right side of the mouse with your right finger. If you press the mouse with both fingers, it automatically registers as a left click.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    cord is way too short

    • Written by from Austin

    Unfortunately, since the USB inputs on my MacBook are only on the left (???WHY???) the cord barely reaches to the right making the mouse almost useless for right-handed people. Do I have to go buy a USB extension cord now? Uggh!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst mouse ever

    • Written by from Cuxhaven

    After a few month the scroll wheel stopped working, and after cleaning it , it was working again for some weeks.
    After cleaning multiple times, now the scrollwheel is no longer working at all how it should.

    Apple should take all mice back due to bad design.

    nevermore

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    The scroll ball fix works

    • Written by from Kearns

    This mouse gets low marks mostly because of problems with the scroll ball. My mouse was acting up, too. I read the "fix" of turning the mouse over and vigorously rubbing it on a white piece of paper (in order to see the dirt coming off it). I was about ready to pitch the mouse, so I got quite aggressive in the rubbing process. There wasn't much to lose. Well . . . the process works; the thing scrolls just fine, now. I really like this mouse, and it's too bad the solution to a common problem of sticking roller balls isn't very straight forward.

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Buy This Mouse

    • Written by from Kennett Square

    My first Apple (Mighty) Mouse died after the scroll-ball stopped working. I've had my second Apple (Mighty) Mouse for about six months and I can't scroll up. I've tried cleaning it, but it still won't work. Do not buy this mouse.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks Down quickly

    • Written by from Louisville

    I've had my MAC for only a month or two and already the mouse isn't scrolling properly. I'm hoping I can get a replacement at no cost.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great except for scroll ball

    • Written by from Chicago

    Serious design flaw with the scroll ball. Collects too much gunk and stops scrolling after a little while. I'm constantly cleaning it off.

    18 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Miserable Mouse!!! Not worth the money!

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    I LOVE my new Macbook Pro, but I HATE the stupid Mighty Mouse, which I bought at the same time, a mere 2 months ago (mid-December 2008. It is now mid-February 2009, as I write this).
    Firstly, the right click NEVER works properly (not since the day I bought it), which is annoying in and of itself... However, I circumvented that problem by using Command + left click, so if that were the only problem, I could still give this mouse an O.K. rating.
    However, the scroll ball DOES NOT WORK!!! I have followed the suggestions for cleaning it repeatedly - I clean it, it works for 2-3 seconds, then it messes up again. I clean it again... same result. Cleaning doesn't do any good at all, in this instance. There is something intrinsically wrong with the design and the internal workings of the scroll ball. It started giving me trouble 4 weeks after I bought it. That should tell you something!
    I have now relegated this miserable contraption to the "used mouse" plastic funerary bag that I reserve for such infernal machinery. I got out my old, cheapo Microsoft wireless $20 mouse, and it works like a charm. Macs work FINE with regular PC mice - don't waste the $60+ for a mighty mouse. It is SOOOOOO not worth it!
    I dearly wish I hadn't wasted my money. (And I lost the receipt, or believe me, I'd be taking it back to the store, pronto).

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Track Ball

    • Written by from Astoria

    I have never written a review in my life. I am also a new Apple fan and will be for life. Plain and simple this mouse is terrible. The track ball requires a lot of cleaning, it works for a bit then fails again. I went to the Apple store today to change it but they insisted on cleaning it first. It failed again a few hours after I got home. Apple is great, I love all their products but this mouse is TERRIBLE! Im an Engineer and it surprises me this product has not been recalled sooner. I have to state again that this product is the only problem I have with Apple, everything else is great.

    12 of 13 people found this useful