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I don't know how they wrote this with a straight face. This was a real memo sent out by a computer company (IBM) to its employees in all seriousness. It went to all field engineers about a computer peripheral problem. The author of this memo was quite genuine. The engineers rolled on the floor! Especially note the last couple of sentences.

Re: Replacement of Mouse Balls.

If a mouse fails to operate or should it perform erratically, it may need a ball replacement. Mouse balls are now available as FRU (Field Replacement Units). Because of the delicate nature of this procedure, replacement of mouse balls should only be attempted by properly trained personnel. Before proceeding, determine the type of mouse balls by examining the underside of the mouse. Domestic balls will be larger and harder than foreign balls.

Ball removal procedures differ depending upon the manufacturer of the mouse. Foreign balls can be replaced using the pop off method. Domestic balls are replaced by using the twist off method. Mouse balls are not usually static sensitive. However, excessive handling can result in sudden discharge. Upon completion of ball replacement, the mouse may be used immediately. It is recommended that each person have a pair of spare balls for maintaining optimum customer satisfaction.

Any customer missing his balls should contact the local personnel in charge of removing and replacing these necessary items. Please keep in mind that a customer without properly working balls is an unhappy customer.


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Any customer missing his balls should contact the local personnel in charge of removing and replacing these necessary items. Please keep in mind that a customer without properly working balls is an unhappy customer.
OMG!!! too funny. i can't hardly type right now.


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I was going to post it in the computer forum because I know some computer geek would get a kick out of it. Guess that geek is you

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why, yes. yes, that would be me.

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Me too.

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The last part was to funny.


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I have a real mouse ball problem at hand

You see, I play a computer game daily and I always seem to have to take my mouse ball out and the plastic rods that the ball moves that actually control the mouse cursor on the screen. They are always getting dirty and this crap gets stuck on and I have to scrape it off. I have a brand new mouse pad and I even tried changing the balls.

So, any suggestions? I'm thinking about just getting a new mouse pad to see if that solves the problem....


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post #8  quote:

Get an optical mouse.

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The Optical mouse is the best bet. Go for it.

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But they are wireless right? If not then I am considering it now.

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You can get both types of optical mice. The ones with wire are sometimes as cheap as under $10.

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I'm gonna miss my dear beloved mouse balls

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Your mouse will miss them too.

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Optical mechanism doesn't necessarily makes a mouse wireless

The wireless mouse is always heavier because of batteries inside it, you should take care to recharge them, and a wireless mouse won't work if it is too far from its receiver. That's why I don't like them.
Infrared mice are just ****.
I thought there aren't any ball mice on sale in the USA today.


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But you can buy an optical mouse with a wire. They don't always come wireless.

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Oops. I've thought it's you who was sure that optical mice came wireless only.

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Oh yeah. I got a wireless optical mouse.... it works great

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Excellent choda.

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