Mouse Balls

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From: (Gene Ward Smith)
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Subject: Mouse Balls Now
Summary: Pork Lips Now
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Date: 30 Jan 92 05:58:20 GMT
Organization: Centre Interuniversitaire en Calcul Mathematique Algebrique
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Abstract: Mouse Balls Available as FRU (Field Replacement Unit)

Mouse balls are now available as FRU.  Therefore if a mouse fails to operate
or performs erratically, it may need ball replacement.  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 manufacturer of the
mouse.  Foreign balls may be removed using the pop-off method.  Domestic balls
are 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.

It is recommended that each replacer have a pair of spare balls for 
maintaining optimun customer satisfaction, and that any customer missing his
balls should suspect local personnel of removing these items.

To re-order specify one of the following:

P/W 33F8462 - Domestic Mouse Balls
P/W 33F8461 - Foreign Mouse Balls

Contact your local [illegible] for further information.

     Gene Ward Smith/Brahms Gang/CICMA/Concordia University