Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 3.80.4.76

Forum Moderators: travelin cat

Message Too Old, No Replies

Apple Wirless Pro Mouse Rubbing on pad

A tip if your mouse is scratched up and isn't gliding smooth anymore.

     
9:24 pm on Mar 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

Full Member

10+ Year Member

joined:May 25, 2003
posts:227
votes: 0


My Apple wirless mouse was scratched up and would catch on the pad, giving an awkward mouse movement.

One thing you can do to make it work like new again is take 1500 watersandpaper(really fine grit) and rub the mouse right over it a few times until the scratches on the grey ring at the bottom of the mouse get sanded off. My mouse works like new again:)

5:22 pm on Mar 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member whoisgregg is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:Dec 9, 2003
posts:3416
votes: 0


Were you using it on sandpaper in the first place to get it all scratched up? :)
8:10 pm on Mar 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Aug 1, 2003
posts:815
votes: 0


A bar of blue jeweler's rouge also works like a charm for polishing plastics.

Just a little tip I picked up doing the pinewood derby [geocities.com].

10:19 pm on Mar 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

Full Member

10+ Year Member

joined:May 25, 2003
posts:227
votes: 0


The grey ring that makes contact with the mouse pad is a very soft plastic. My dog hopped on the desk and took the mouse for a run. sand/dirt on the floor made lines or scratches in it. No other mouse I have used has the same odd raised ring at the bottom. All other mice are flat and smooth so I geuss the apple mouse is prone to wear. As much as they charge for the bluetooth wireless one I thought I'd share it.
10:52 pm on Mar 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member whoisgregg is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:Dec 9, 2003
posts:3416
votes: 0


I do appreciate the tip, just making a friendly joke. :) My Apple wireless mouse goes through puddles left by drink coasters all the time but I haven't figured out a way to prevent that yet.
12:37 am on Mar 31, 2005 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Dec 3, 2004
posts:445
votes: 0


I have never been fond of the Mac single-button mouse. I need my dual-button. As-far-as usability goes, I can't stand the ergonomics, the function, or the accuracy of the Apple Mouse. I hated the fact that every time I got close to a paperclip, it would prevent me from clicking. I hated the plastic ring you guys are talking about, letting me feel if there is something as small as a dust grain or a hair on the desk. Those and numerous other reasons have forced me to abandon the Apple single-clicky mouse :0) I now use a Wacom Intuos.

-- Zak

 

Join The Conversation

Moderators and Top Contributors

Hot Threads This Week

Featured Threads

Free SEO Tools

Hire Expert Members