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Well, now that that you've tested your mouse's buttons, now how about checking it's balls.   Seriously!   The following is a memo that was allegedly sent out to IBM personell.

 

ESD PRODUCT SERVICE SUPPORT
SUBJECT:NEW RETAIN TIP
Record number:      H031944
Device:             D/T8550
Model:              M
Hit count:          UHC00000
Success count:      USC00000
Publication code:   PC50
Tip key:            025
Date created:       O89/02/14
Date last altered:  A89/02/15
Owning B.U.:        USA
Abstract: MOUSE BALLS NOW AVAILABLE AS 
FRU (Field Replacable Unit)
TEXT:
MOUSE BALLS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AS A FRU.  IF A MOUSE FAILS TO OPERATE,OR 
SHOULD PERFORM ERRATICALLY,IT MAY BE IN NEED OF BALL REPLACEMENT. 
BECAUSE OF THE DELICATE NATURE OF THIS PROCEDURE,REPLACEMENT OF MOUSE
BALLS SHOULD BE ATTEMPTED BY TRAINED PERSONNEL ONLY.
BEFORE ORDERING,DETERMINE TYPE OF MOUSE BALLS REQUIRED BY EXAMINING
THE UNDERSIDE OF EACH MOUSE.  DOMESTIC BALLS WILL BE LARGER AND HARDER
THAN FOREIGN BALLS. BALL REMOVAL PROCEDURES DIFFER,DEPENDING UPON
MANUFACTURER OF THE MOUSE.   FOREIGN BALLS CAN BE REPLACED USING THE
POP-OFF METHOD, AND DOMESTIC   BALLS REPLACED 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.
P/N33F8462 -- DOMESTIC MOUSE BALLS
P/N33F8461 -- FOREIGN MOUSE BALLS
SAS KEYWORDS:
PSY2||8525SYSMISC    8530SYSMISC    8550SYSMISC
8560SYSMISC     8570SYSMISC    8580SYSMISC
USERID (RSSTEWART)    NODEID (BCRVM1)
INT.ZIP 1225, DEPT 2AW,   TL 443-4597  (407-443-4597)
ESD PRODUCT SERVICE SUPPORT,BOCA RATON,FL.

 

 

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