• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    apple mouse scrolling disfunction

    • Written by from Webster

    I have an apple mouse, and it to has stopped scrolling from time to time. A little cleaning will restore proper operation. I took the mouse into our Apple store, and they advised me to clean the ball with rubbing alcohol on a lint free cloth, hold it upside down while doing this, and manipulate the ball in all directions. Also, use canned air to blow dust out. Although I have to do this monthly, it works every time.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    scrollball maintenance needs some rethinking

    • Written by from Savannah

    The concept behind this mouse is great. Unfortunately, Apple forgot to take into account what happens to mice during real world use, such as accumulation of that gray goo from sweat and dirt on one's mouse hand. I'd love to buy a wireless version of this because I really like the sidescroll, but not until there's a way to clean the scrollball. Yes, I've read in the support forum that you can dislodge debris by vigorously rubbing the ball back and forth and/or using a drop of clean water, which sort of does work for short periods of time ... but seriously, I'd rather be able to take it apart and do a *real* cleaning.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Yep. 4 months and it won't scroll down

    • Written by from San Jose

    Right on schedule. Loved it while it worked. Maddening to know that if I could just take it apart I could fix it in 5 seconds. This mouse costs as much as the fancy new keyboards. It should last better than this.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but....

    • Written by from Chico

    I have owned two different mighty mice a wired and wireless and both have been great that was until the scroll ball broke and i could no longer scroll down. since that was the direction i scrolled the most it was a huge inconvenience and makes the scroll ball all but useless if i can only scroll up and side to side (which i never used)

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome until it BREAKS in a year

    • Written by from Miami

    This is a beautiful mouse which works as intended UNTIL the scrollball breaks on you in about a year. We have had two mice break exactly in the same fashion and around the same time here at the office. I see it's a common problem from reading the reviews. I guess I will be getting a logitech to replace it. I'll end up with an ugly looking mouse, but at least it will last. :( Come on Apple, fix this problem.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice, does not last!

    • Written by from Hayward

    This mouse is AWESOME. However, after about a year the ball mont work and you cannot scroll! Not cool. Over all, a good mouse but not for 50.00.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nevertheless disappointing

    • Written by from La Begude de Mazenc

    I trusted it like everything else from Apple, but sadness finally invaded myself.

    First, you can't count on playing game (you have only one physical button so you can't click a side without releasing the other one). So frustrating…

    Then after a few months I couldn't scroll down (only up) and can't scroll up either at all after one year. (only left and right which is pretty annoying)

    That's it. This mouse is perfect to browse your OS and FileSys. It's perfect for any graphical app as well as the classic - all days - MacOS use. But don't expect playing with it at all. Unless you play RTS or really slow / not action game.

    I'm gonna try to clean it anyway, but two of my mates broke their doing it. So i'm gonna take my time. Magic one seems cool though. Will write a review as soon as I got one.

    10 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    My Mighty Mouse is back, like men in skinny pants!

    • Written by from RICHMOND

    This mouse is dope, except for the scrolling issues.

    @ CS from Brantford:
    Thanks. I completely forgot about turning the mouse upside down.

    My Mighty Mouse is back, like men in skinny pants!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Mighty Mouse

    • Written by from Cliffside Park

    The imac is wonderful but the mouse is weak. After 1 month it got stuck but I was able to clean it. What annoyed me the most is that the support pages only give solutions for the wireless mouse. But to be fair to the mouse, after a while my hands do get oily and sweaty so I expect the mouse to sense it and get stuck itself. No big deal, just dry your hands or put a bit of alcohol on the mouse and ready to go!

    There is something weird about it though. Sometimes the pointer will shoot right off the page so my stuff gets messed up. Have to figure out how to control that.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    short cable

    • Written by from NEW YORK

    Because the cable on the Mighty Mouse is so short, it cannot be used with a MacBook unless you place it on the left side of the computer, which makes it useless for right-handed mousers.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good mouse, but trackball needs improving

    • Written by from Kennesaw

    I love the look and feel of this mouse, it doesn't irritate my hand like the one at my work. Only issue I have is occasionally trackball spins free with no click sounds and does nothing unless I press down hard to get it to work again. The idea for this mouse is brilliant and I love it but the quality of the build needs improving and also the cursor speed is a little slow.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Mighty Mouse

    • Written by from Lowell

    After reading some of the other reviews on the disfunctionality of the scroll ball, I realized that dirt had caused my problem. I just wanted to let you know that I was able to clean it out with an old soft toothbrush. Seems to be working now. I am hoping for the best because I am very satisfied with all of the features

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Mouse Scroll Ball

    • Written by from Monroe

    I used alcohol as described in the wireless mouse reviews and it did work for this one. However, with all of the other mouses I have owned for my various PCs, I really have never had this problem. I did have get the dust out of the track ball but that is it. The only reason I gave the mouse 3 stars is because you can scroll all ways which comes in very handing. If it wasn't for this feature, I probably would have given the mouse only 2 stars. Hopefully, Apple is reading these reviews and improving the mouse.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Short Cord

    • Written by from Virginia Beach

    I like the mouse. It looks really cool, but the cord is too short. I have a mac mini, and the cord will not reach all the way around the back of it. I have to end up plugging it into my keyboard. Also, when you go to use the right click, you have to completely take your finger off of the left side of the mouse in order for the click to register. Other than these two issues, the mouse works fine and the scroll ball is innovative.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mouse Has Problems

    • Written by from Mendota Heights

    Some times when I use the scroll wheel on the mighty mouse it will not scroll up or down. Some times it will just scroll down not up.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice....but

    • Written by from STOW

    I am on my second one of these and for the price I should still be on the first. The scrolling feature is great for a while, and then it is very touchy. Some days the scroll would work, other days it would not, some days it would only work in one direction. All in all I am not pleased with the endurance of the mouse... I love the mouse when it is working properly.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasts Forever!!!!

    • Written by

    I got this mouse when it first came out it shipped with my iMac G5. First of all it lasts forever i have had it for almost three years and it still works like new. EXCEPT the scroll ball nevr went down. This mouse has been through all sorts of things but it still works. I haven't even had ant trouble with the right and left clip part. All around it is a good looking mouse that will last a long time but if you need to use the scroll bar then don't get this.

    10 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    scrolling

    • Written by from Campbellsville

    As the previous poster said, the scroll dimple stopped working for me too. Up and not down. Apple are you listening??

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek, good programming, but scroll ball lacking

    • Written by from Wheaton

    I love how the Mighty Mouse's sleek design fits in with the rest of Apple's hardware. It especially looks great next to the new keyboard. However, as with lots of other users, I have had significant problems with the scroll wheel. I have gone through two Mighty Mouse's so far, and each time, the reason for getting another one is the scroll wheel not scrolling in one or multiple directions. Cleaning it sometimes works, but most of the time doesn't.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Why did the manufacturer not supply us with a way into the mouse

    • Written by

    I got my iMac last year and was very pleased with the Mighty Mouse at first. Then the inevitable happened with the scroll ball. Apple should note that reliablity of their products is equally important as great looks. I am sure who ever designed this little rascal would have thought to incorporate some way of getting into it for cleaning, but then whose to know if they initially did and it was quashed.......!!!!! There is no way I would pay out $49 for a new Mighty Mouse, knowing that within a year the scroll ball would be useless. I have learned to use the keyboard for scrolling around websites and other than the scroll ball it works fine. I will keep this mouse until a more reliable one comes from Apple.

    4 of 5 people found this useful