Introduction

Before taking any more drastic measures, you should try simply cleaning a misbehaving scrollball from outside the mouse.

Pièces

Aucune pièce nécessaire.

Before you continue, turn off the mouse using the slide switch underneath the mouse.
  • Before you continue, turn off the mouse using the slide switch underneath the mouse.

  • Before disassembling the mouse, first try scrubbing the mouse ball with a toothbrush and isopropyl alcohol. Be sure to get the bristles between the ball and the housing as this will help remove dirt and dust that is clogging the rollers inside.

  • You can also try blowing into the "ball hole" with a can of compressed air.

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Conclusion

Allow the mouse to dry for a few minutes before turning it back on to test it.

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In order to clean perfectly the scrollball, you can hold the mouse upside down, and roll very quickly the scrollball on a white A4 papersheet (As if you wanted to colour the papersheet with the scrollball). Normally, you'll see some grey stripe of dust on the paper sheet!

Ludal - Réponse

Wow - Ludal's advice actually worked! I'm amazed. Paper -- just a plain sheet of paper.

Marvin Miller -

I can't believe I just found this post in 2015, gotta say thank you for saving $53 bucks!

Junior Harrison -

Amazing, after months of frustration - rub for 5 mins on a plain sheet of paper - working perfectly. Thanks

Shay Kennedy - Réponse

Yeah, props to the author for the thorough cleaning recommendation, but that paper trick is great!

Mike - Réponse

Yes! This paper trick works perfectly! Amazing.

Keith Wallace - Réponse

GREAT!!!! The paper trick was really really great!!!!!

oikia0 - Réponse

Just to say it, the alcohol worked perfectly. Presumably, most people do not have isopropyl alcohol laying around so the paper trick is preferred—i.e., do not use rubbing alcohol.

Jamil Jonna - Réponse

Paper trick works perfectly. Last time cleaning a ball on the mouse is when the ball is under the mouse, not on top.

Sharul Hafiz - Réponse

Hi! I would reccomend to everyone to try instead of normal paper sheet sticky roller paper, like the one used for cleaning lint on your clothes!!! It is magic! But still, if is too much dirt inside, you must take it apart!

Florin Lupașcu - Réponse

I can’t believe it. Just a plain sheet of paper. Great tip!!!

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