[Coco] Re: OT: Just for fun!

Dave Kelly daveekelly at earthlink.net
Wed May 12 12:13:02 EDT 2004

 From the land of Urban Legend:

> Re: Replacement of Mouse Balls.
> If a mouse fails to operate or should it perform erratically, it may
> need a ball replacement. Mouse balls are now available as
> FRU (Field Replacement Units). 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 the manufacturer of
> the mouse. Foreign balls can be replaced using the pop off method.
> Domestic balls are replaced by 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 person have a pair of
> spare balls for maintaining optimum customer satisfaction.
> Any customer missing his balls should contact the local personnel in
> charge of removing and replacing these necessary items.
> Please keep in mind that a customer without properly working balls is an
> unhappy customer.

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