Tell us some more! I was able to buy one right before crapovo discontinued them. First and foremost, it’s interesting the earlier IBM mouse lacked a detachable USB cable– and all of the sudden in the later models they implement this which is helpful when you have to disassemble these mice en-masse. IBM mouse stops working intermitently. The slate blue mice are presumably less common and were only manufactured with IBM logos because this colour was dropped with the later models. The problem here is that as a Trackpoint and Trackball user, mice bore me, and I tend to only get them if they are particularly interesting I have a great gamer’s mouse, but I’m thinking of selling it to a friend as I never use it And then I don’t really want to spend huge amounts of money on them as I know that I’ll never use them often to justify anything more than a basic investment. These mice featured an ergonomic curve while retaining sharp angles, and the third button has been moved near the thumb area.

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The second and final version of the standard three-button ScrollPoint mice were announced in I was able to buy one right before crapovo discontinued them. The max point reward for answering a question is Other colours can be used as well, however not all will mix well with the IBM blue transluscent caps.

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Advanced search it just clicks. It’s practically brand new since I only used it a few times. I’d have to say I like Trackpoint mice too, especially when in an on-the-go situation.

We have these kinds of scrollpoint mouses at work: Is the Pro version functionally different to the regular one, or just more comfortable and better looking?

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If you rely on the ScrollPoint over a conventional ‘wheel’ mouse and are seeking to increase the performance and capability of your ScrollPoint; there are a few modifications that can help the existing sensor used in these mice. Disassembling the ScrollPoint mechanism itself reveals the pads which sense the resistance when compressed, along with the patent number for the technology on the back which doesn’t seem to be an IBM patent:.

It can only be obtained used or NOS at this point going forward. I’d love to use the scollpoint on a modern mouse. Your answer needs to include more details to help people.

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It is possible to ‘donate’ the rubber siding from the ball ScrollPoint Pro to the optical one, this does require some minor modifications however. It should be possible to dump the ROM and modify it to add more features and tweaking to how windows should respond to the ScrollPoint ideally more behaved like the TrackPoint scrolling.

However, the stark blue doesn’t quite match the translucent “IBM blue” ScrollPoint cap which is very close to lavender. Your answer needs to include more details to help people. I’m mo18b there’s a way to get degree scrolling to work though. I’m not sure what existing IC is in use by the ScrollPoints or other optical mice which use mo18vo indiscreet sensors.


Answer questions, earn points and help others Answer questions. I bought one a few years ago, but didn’t find it comfortable for my hand. Basically the same mouse, but with a different ‘top’. I recomend an optical mouse, they cost about 5 US dollars. Oh well, good things always come to pass first. How do I change the time format to a 24 hour system?

How do I disassemble an IBM optical mouse model # mo18bo?

The email address entered is already associated to an account. Upon removing the top bezel, the buttons are actually detachable from the bezel. More Print this mokse Share this page.

How do I disassemble an IBM optical mouse model Hell, I don’t even have a basement, as much as I’d like one. Posted on Jan 02, Be careful not to m18bo too deep and slice away the plastic. Lot of 5 scrollpoint mice on ebay. Please assign your manual to a product: Sometimes they are listed under 31P, I think this might be only on very early models from