How to Restore Scrolling to Apple Mighty Mouse

Apple's Mighty Mouse tends to develop issues with scrolling after some time due to the scroll-ball getting dirty. This guide is intended to help you clean the ball and restore scrolling functionality

How to Restore Scrolling to Apple Mighty Mouse
9 Steps
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Supplies

Supplies

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Tape the paper to a hard surface at two opposite corners.  Grip the Mighty Mouse upside down with the scroll ball touching the paper.

Tape the paper to a hard surface at two opposite corners. Grip the Mighty Mouse upside down with the scroll ball touching the paper.

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Push and pull the Mighty Mouse forward and backwards, the left to right a few times.

Push and pull the Mighty Mouse forward and backwards, the left to right a few times.

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You should now plug your Mighty Mouse in to you Mac and test the scrolling functionality. All should be well. If not, proceed to the next step.

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If scrolling is still not restored, spray a LITTLE degreaser into the paper. Wait for it to soak in for a few moments.

If scrolling is still not restored, spray a LITTLE degreaser into the paper. Wait for it to soak in for a few moments.

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Again, grip the Mighty Mouse as before.

Again, grip the Mighty Mouse as before.

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Repeat the same forward and back, left to right action as before.

Repeat the same forward and back, left to right action as before.

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Now test the scroll functions!

Now test the scroll functions!

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Thank you for reading! Did this work for you? Or maybe you have a better method you would like to share? Please comment! You can also follow me and chat on Twitter @danielrmitchell.

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