Mouse Balls

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  1. 10390bc

    10390bc Registered Member

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    Here is a little something to lighten things up around here abit.

    Mouse Balls

    This is an actual alert to IBM Field Engineers
    that went out to all IBM Branch Offices.
    The person who wrote it was very serious.
    The rest of us may find it rather humorous.

    Abstract: Mouse Balls Available as FRU (Field Replacement Unit)

    Mouse Balls are now available as FRU.
    Therefore, if a mouse fails to operate or should
    it perform erratically , it may need a ball replacement.
    Because of the delicate nature of this procedure,
    replacement of the 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 harder and larger than
    foreign balls.

    Ball removal procedures differ depending on
    the manufacturer of the mouse.

    Foreign balls can be replaced using the pop-off
    method.

    Domestic balls are replaced using the twist off
    method.

    Mouse Balls are usually not static sensitive.
    However, excessive handling can result in
    sudden discharge.

    Upon completion of ball replacement, the
    mouse may be used immediately.

    It is recommened that each replacer have a
    pair of spare balls for maintaining optimum
    customer satisfaction, and that any customer
    missing his balls should suspect local personnel
    of removing these necessary items. :D
     
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    That's a good one! :D My mouse wore out the other day and I now have one that is ball-less.
     
  3. Nick

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    I have an optical mouse, so mine doesn't have a ball either. Much easier on maintenance and I avoid all of the above issues :D
     
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    I tired to do that with Moth Balls..but had too hard of a time getiing their tiny little legs apart. :eek:
     

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    10390bc Registered Member

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    Are you flirting with me Primrose?
     
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    I will not be able to watch Full Metal Jacket again. It will never be the same since that pic! :p
     
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    That must be the moral officer in the back ground.
     

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  9. 10390bc

    10390bc Registered Member

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    BTW WHERE THE HECK FIRE DID YOU GET THAT PICTURE OF ME !!!!!!! YOU'll BE HEARING FROM MY LAWYER IN THE MORNING SISTER!!!!!!!!! (joke) :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
     
  10. egeezer

    egeezer Registered Member

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    I can confirm that . We had a system called HONE (IBMers will remember) where you could look up engineering changes and problem tickets from a 3270 terminal. They had things called informational APARs (Authorized Problem Analysis Reports I believe) that were field fixes and tips for C/Es and S/Es. That was released as an informational APAR and was in the system for around three months before the worng people found out about it.

    By that time, everybody in the field had printed a copy for his "personal" files or stored the text file on his/her A disk (VM). PCs weren't common in offices yet and emails were PROFS notes.
     
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