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Mighty Mouse Clicks randomly

I've recently purchased my first desktop mac, which I've been extremely happy with except for a very small but horrendously annoying problem. My might mouse's "button 4", (which is turned of in my System Preferences) clicks on it's own volition. Constantly. It doesn't actually click anything, just makes the noise (similar to the sound of the iPod click wheel).
Other than that little tick, my mouse works fine.

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  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    I recently bought my 24" iMac from the Online Apple Store and it arrived yesterday. Everything started off well with the set up until my mighty mouse does that same clicking problem. I went to the near by Apple Store to try to explain what was wrong but, when they connected the mouse to their demo computers, nothing happened. No clicking nothing, all I could say was "wow". As soon as I got home, bam! The mouse mouse starts clicking randomly. Small problem yes but its still very annoying. 

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    Same thing.

  • neverman Apr 21, 2009

    Please, we need a solution to the constant/random side button clicking issue!  I too took it in to the Apple Retail store and it worked fine, but back home it is the same problem.  I have an original wireless might mouse without this issue, only on my new (march 2009) WIRED mighty mouse that came with my new iMac.  Please, I can;t find any help for this through apple discussions or google.

  • Anonymous May 02, 2009

    Side panels on mighty mouse click randomly. I have had to turn that function off, which reduces my options significantly.

  • rollei66 May 15, 2009

    Same! Thought old mouse the problem so bought new one! Same!

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I am having this problem too. I've looked on various sites and forums online and found that this may be a grounding problem with the outlet or house. A simple way to check if it's a grounding problem is to touch the metal (aluminum) part of the Mac and if it stops it's because you are now grounding the machine. Even though touching the metal casing may help, it ultimately dosen't stop the problem. ( and isn't convientient to hold the casing while you work) You may want to check your outlet. I've found that the problem is only occuring in our work room. And the mouse/Mac functions properly in my bedroom. Unfortuantely, this may not be the solution either but I've heard it's worked for some people. It hasn't worked for me even though touching the casing on my Mac stops the clicking, I've found my house is properly grounded. Another soultion/issue (however you want to look at it) that was given to me is static in the area may be interfering. :( All in all, really inconvientent as I don't want to have to move the Mac from the work room to the bedroom as the mouse should just work properly in any room I want to put it in. Also I am worried if it is electrical that it may also be harming my Mac. :( Something to consider.

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This is a CELL Phone interference issue! Look at where your phone is located when this is happening. Especially if it is plugged in and charging! Motorolla phones seem to be the most predisposed to do this.
That is why no one can seem to reproduce the issue in an Apple store. I have reproduced the issue on cue more than 20 times now with my cell phone. Your mouse is fine. Just move other electrical devices away from it. This also works with the g1 and the RAZR.

Posted on Oct 23, 2009

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Suprman133 - perfect name for you! My mouse was "side clicking" on it's own as my hand neared it. I usually don't charge my phone by my computer, but I did today for the first time. Sure enough, as soon as I moved my Motorola phone away from the mouse, all is back to normal!

THANK YOU!!!!

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