The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
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.


if you have ideas for Mac related tips that you think other TMO readers might find helpful.

Recent TMO Headlines - Updated October 23rd

Wed, 2:55 PM
Review: An Ekster Smart Wallet is Perfect for the Apple Card
Wed, 2:15 PM
CASE Act, Dolby Vision on Netflix – TMO Daily Observations 2019-10-23
Wed, 2:03 PM
Mophie Launches iPhone 11 Battery Case
Wed, 1:56 PM
macOS Catalina: How to Manage App Subscriptions on Mac
Wed, 1:19 PM
iTunes is Dead, But Apple Still Wants You to Manage Subscriptions Through Music
Wed, 12:52 PM
Wattpad - The Home of Great New Novels and Gay Wizards
Wed, 12:16 PM
Video for Selena Gomez Single 'Lose You To Love Me' Shot on iPhone 11 Pro
Wed, 11:39 AM
With Apple TV+ About to Launch, Apple Looks Ready For Its Media Moment
Wed, 11:10 AM
This Bill Would Fine You $30,000 for Sharing Copyrighted Works (Update)
Wed, 10:11 AM
2019 Apple Entrepreneur Camp Completes Fourth 2019 Cohort
Wed, 8:33 AM
School Surveillance: How Millions of Kids are Spied On
Wed, 7:02 AM
Google Celebrates Quantum Computing Milestone
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!