I always refer to my laptop as being an “IBM” despite it being Lenovo made. If you have different coloured ScrollPoints, you can mix and match button colours. 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. Here’s a photo comparing both slate blue colours and a metallic black:. The scrolling on it is very poorly implemented, I much prefer a mouse with a scroll wheel. AT F layout, M technology.

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The next mousee thing is that the Slate Blue ScrollPoints do have a slightly slower cursor seems to be firmware-related BUT they are able to work with transparent surfaces glass, clear plastic, etc. Try replacing it with a different mouse and see if that fixes it. Posted on Dec 11, Posted by Anonymous on Mar 01, There are some of the non-Pro’s on ebayI’m wondering if mmo18bo be a good choice of spare mice to keep around for those times you need a decent one in an emergency.

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

However I think it looks nice so I kept it. The ScrollPoint pointing stick is ideal for both horizontal and vertical muse, unlike standard wheel mice. The original ScrollPoints used a “cat’s tongue” TrackPoint cap: The max point reward for answering a question is These are probably the harder ScrollPoint Pros to find, but also some of the least desirable due to their DPI ball mechanism.


Internet surfers using this contoured mouse will enjoy increased comfortable and pressure-sensitive scrolling in any direction. It’s pressure sensitive mohse can be controlled to suit your needs. For an anatomy analysis we’ll use the standard Mo1bo III the general design is the same across all models–however the ScrollPoint I may be different.

Please assign your manual to a product: These early ScrollPoints were mistakenly reported to use pressure pads instead of the resistance measuring mechanism as found on the TrackPoint.

A few reasons may be that 1 most people don’t like change, 2 the ScrollPoint performs too fast without drivers, 3 IBM didn’t push marketing or continue muse really develop the product into the mainstream.

They came in black and ivory, with the exception that both used blue printing of the IBM logos.

IBM Lenovo Optical SCROLLPOINT Pro LED USB Ergonomic Mouse – Mo18bo FRU 24P0505

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US. Probably some gorilla glue or any polymer glue will keep it stuck on indefinitely.

I’d have to say I like Trackpoint mice too, especially when in an on-the-go situation. The ScrollPoint mechanism is mounted on the same PCB as the buttons and is slid on two three-pin standoffs standard pitch between the pins. The dpi optical sensor is more accurate and faster than before. Instant Repair Help over the Phone 6ya. Mon, 08 March After in extensive use the microswitch will cut the mouss of either left or right clickable buttons and the thumb button if you use that frequently.


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The research document can be read here: Here’s a comparison between an earlier sage SP Pro with the later revision where they corrected this with an updated injection mold, you’ll see how the older revision has both of the buttons veering to the right causing an uneven gap and this isn’t just the photo angle:.

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Had it for 2 years now, use it every day. Ideally it would be nice to have the transparency tracking features of Revision A, coupled with revision A’s miuse sensitive ScrollPoint, and revision B’s faster cursor sensitivity. On second thoughts, I might wait till a Scrollpoint Pro comes around.

More Print this page Share this page. Despite IBM’s original Almaden page proclaiming “After a few days with the ScrollPoint, you’ll find you can’t go back” most people still prefer wheels. When you’re replacing the ScrollPoint LED, ensure the replacement has sufficiently long leads to go inside the spacer.

Antique Sage and Slate Blue. It’s mkuse of the coolest things ever. Another possible yet omuse 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.