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I can't scroll down using my Apple wireless mouse...

Asked by breedmitch (12136points) February 27th, 2008

The little finger-ball scrolly thing on my apple wireless mouse won’t scroll down. Well, it sort of works sporadically. Is it just dirty? How would i clean it? I’ve been reading Fluther questions from the bottom of the page – up, because the scroll only works going up. Whats the scrolly finger-ball on a mouse called, anyway?

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neonez's avatar

Its generally called a scroll-wheel though in this case I guess its called a scroll-ball. I’m not one for mighty mice but cleaning it out may help. if not seek assistance at an Apple retail store. Apple is generally rather lenient towards replacing products.

PupnTaco's avatar

Get a clean cloth just damp, remove the batteries from the mouse, and scrub the scroll wheel on the cloth until it’s clean.

kryptonian20's avatar

def a dirty button. Unfortunately its a character flaw in a “moving part”. Apple is probably keen to this phenomenon already and will have a new/replacement in the near future.

neonez's avatar

I wouldn’t count on that.

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