Another possible yet less practical solution might be to replace the optical sensor entirely with a superior one able to operate on transparent surfaces, but it would have to match the PCB pinout. Honestly, it’s still just not the right match for my hand. Works on many types of surfaces. If your ScrollPoint isn’t new and has a damaged rubber coating, just use a magic eraser and gently remove the rubber or let the plastic soak in water and soap for a few hours and rub it off with a coarse cloth. I’m not sure why IBM made these mice more expensive to manufacture as time went on perhaps to make it easier to repair as they carried a 1 year on-site warranty; or someone internally at IBM wanted to make it easier for people to mod them– unlikely.
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Based on model MO09K, these ScrollPoint mice are slightly elongated to compensate for the wireless circuitry.
Here’s a photo comparing both slate blue colours and a metallic black:. This being part of the ScrollPoint II series; they were released with a ball instead of an optical sensor.
If you have different coloured ScrollPoints, you can mix and match button colours. Because of the extra feature being able to use them with both interfaces, these microcontrollers are often found in mice from many vendors.
IBM Scrollpoint Pro
Laser mod What separates an “optical” mouse from a “laser” mouse is simply the type of light emitting diode used. The LED is mounted facing just behind the same– it can be swapped out for any desired colour. Install the latest Lenovo driver which I think makes Chrome see it as a standard wheeled device– since that’s all it has been programmed to see.
When you’re replacing the ScrollPoint LED, ensure the replacement has sufficiently long leads to go inside the spacer.
After this you will need an X-ACTO knife to cut away any excess, if you do not the buttons won’t align properly disallowing them to click. It’s a black Pro omuse side button and glowing blue light.
IBM ScrollPoint Pro – mouse Series
The slate blue mice are presumably less common and were only manufactured with Srcollpoint logos because this colour was dropped with the later models. Iibm early ScrollPoints were mistakenly reported to use pressure pads instead of the resistance measuring mechanism as found on the TrackPoint. You will have to give it some time before you eventually get used to it.
There are also ways to revitalize the hardware and keep the mouse going with some quick refurbish work. Then again, I find many recent company names a bit offensive, what with their deliberate misspellings or abstract use of words that tell you nothing of the company’s purpose.
A withswap the PCB with a metallic black rev. IC replacement Another possible yet less practical solution might be to replace the optical sensor srcollpoint with a superior one able to operate on transparent surfaces, but it would have to match the PCB pinout. This part can be skipped if you don’t want the glowing aspect you could even desolder the LED. It’s also possible to replace the 5mm red optical sensing LED to blue.
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. Honestly, it’s still just not the right match for my hand.
It seems to be a little too small to conform to my hand, but a little too large for the claw grip. One of the latches is broken, and I was told by the person dumping it that the motherboard on it is fried. It can only be obtained used or NOS at this point going forward. What’s amazing about these, is that they were released in Another possible yet less practical solution might be to replace the optical sensor entirely with a superior one able to operate on transparent surfaces, but it would have to match the PCB pinout.
You have to use a fine pair of pliers to snip the excess plastic out, shown here:. Finding ScrollPoints in new condition is more uncommon, but not impossible. A usb option would be better. For an anatomy analysis we’ll use the standard ScrollPoint III the general design is the same across all models–however the ScrollPoint I may be different.
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No mechanical ball to get dusty, dirty or stolen. It appears there have been two manufacturers for the Slate Blue plastic bezels as the colour can vary from being more blue or purple. Sometimes they are listed under 31P, I think this might be only on very early models from Show More Show Less. B for faster cursor response.