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Cleaning Your Mighty Mouse

TMO Quick Tip - Cleaning Your Mighty Mouse

by , 7:30 AM EDT, August 11th, 2006

So, how mighty does your mouse feel when its little pea ball gets stuck. Yeah, that's what I thought. The good news is that it's easy to get its omni-direction action back.

All you need is a clean, lint-free cloth. Place the cloth on a table, hold your Mighty Mouse upside down, and move your mouse in a circular motion with the ball against the cloth for about a minute. Don't press too hard - you don't want to damage your mouse.


Roll your mouse pea ball on a cloth to clean it.

That's it. Your Mighty Mouse should be back in action now.

A special thanks to TMO's afternoon editor, Brad Cook, for providing his hand modeling services.


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