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Hello. I bought a new iMac a few weeks ago. It came with a Magic Mouse. It does not respond very well. And moves erratically. It acts like when a real old mouse used to get 'dirty.' I remember taking a mouse apart and cleaning the little rubber ball that rolled. That stopped it from moving erratically. Is there anything I can do to make this magic mouse work? Or do I need to get another one?
 
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Hello,

-Is this a brand new iMac, or new to you?
-Which exact model iMac?
-Which version of OS X/macOS?
-Have you checked the batteries/charge?
-Do you have a USB mouse you could connect, to enable you to remove it from Bluetooth and re-pair it?

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Thanks, but Duh, I am so tech deficient. It was the mouse pad. Since the magic mouse works on light.
 
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Spoke too soon. Bought a new mouse pad and still goofy. Old on really worn so I needed a new one anyway.It's an iMac OS Catalina 10.15.5. What I did notice was the little g;lass 'eye' on the bottom of the mouse is not centered in the opening.
 
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No worries....mousepads with photos or intricate patterns can affect the Magic Mouse. It is designed to be used on a flat hard surface, without a mousepad.

My Magic Mice all have the optical sensor tilted a bit and not perfectly centered - they all are similar, so that is probably the design.

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