How to replace Mouse Balls  

HardNhorneee 52M
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10/11/2005 11:28 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

How to replace Mouse Balls

This was a real memo sent out by a computer
(IBM) to its employees in all seriousness.
It went to all
field engineers about a computer peripheral
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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