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Cordless Mighty Mouse For Macbook

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My old cordless mighty mouse for my MacBook packed in a few weeks ago. It wouldn't control the cursor consistently, even when I put new batteries in. So, I bought a new, never been used, replacement, not the new design but the same old design that looks like an elongated white pebble.
Anyhow, this new one doesn't work either. Do I need to 'reintroduce' the new mouse to my MacBook? Or should my MacBook pick it up automatically, like it does when I plug in a memory stick? If not, can somebody please explain how I get my new mouse to 'sync' with my MacBook. Cheers.

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Something really odd going on here Chalky. I did what you suggested, followed the instructions, and at first everything seemed to work okay.
At first, I could see that Bluetooth was available and ready for use. So, I used Bluetooth to sync my mouse via System Preferences. Then, I got to thinking, perhaps my old mouse wasn't broken after all but just lost its link to my MacBook, so I synced the old one and it worked fine. However, the old mouse wouldn't scroll properly, so I decided to sync my new mouse again, even though that one was a bit eratic regarding the scroller too. Anyhow, when I came to sync it, I could see that I no longer had Bluetooth. God knows what's happened to that now. Any ideas what's going on? I know my MacBook comes with Bluetooth, it always has. and I could see the Bluetooth logo at the top of the screen every time I logged on. It's gone now? Very odd?

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Bluetooth could be simply turned off.  Check in system preferences.

 

as for scrolling, go to system preferences  and select mouse and you can alter how your mouse behaves.

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