Be sure to read Nu Tron’s excellent how-to update… it’s the 3rd comment.
If you’re an Apple nut like me, you’re probably an owner of the Mighty Mouse. Heck, I ran to the Apple store the day it was released, got myself one and did an early video review of it! So now after months of using it, is it still working great for the rest of you? Perhaps it’s time for a tune up… more specifically, a good cleaning.
Shirster wanted to do exactly that (she owns three Mighty Mice for the love of gawd!), but found that Apple’s support site simply said to use a wiping cloth to clean it. Google for help and you might get mightymousecleaning.com, which won’t help much either (just take a look). Not taking this well, she did what most of us geeks love to do: Crack it open. Note that compared to regular mice, the Mighty Mouse is a complex controller with multiple buttons, sensors and even a built-in speaker!
This is what she had to say:
I LOVE the mighty mouse. But that scroll ball gets stuck all the time (I use it alot) and it really annoys me. The article on Apple’s web site didn’t help either so I decided to perform a major clean up. On October 28th, with the help from doggie, I torn it apart and cleaned it inside out…
In a series of step-by-step photos, she and her friend shows us how they opened it and performed the cleansing process. While plenty of bloggers have shown us how to crack it open, Shirster shows us where the dirt accumulates (e.g. look around the scroll ball).
UPDATE: I submitted her article to Digg, so let’s see how popular she’ll get…