THE Original IBM Mouse Balls Email

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Folks, I’ve saved this memo for almost 24 years on various disks and zip files… this was TRUE instruction to IBM techs on how to clean the balls of mouses.  For some reason, High Command issued a censor order at the time…

Without further ado, THE MEMO!

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From: ISBELL –AUSVM1 Date and time 05/12/89 08:06:51

To: MOORE –AUSVM1

 

FROM THE DESK OF: DAVE ISBELL 62H/988 T/L 793-1227

*** IBM Internal Use Only ***

Subject: Mouse Maintenance

Regards,

*** Forwarding note from DEMPWOLF–AUSVM1 05/10/89 11:09 ***

To: BONN –AUSVM1 GADAWSON–AUSVM1

ISBELL –AUSVM1 MJOHNSON–AUSVM1

RLANGE –AUSVM1 DRITTER –AUSVM1

TAPIA –AUSVM1 WRTHORPE–AUSVM1

ENICHOLS–AUSVM1

 

From the desk of:W. R. Dempwolf 793/5772

Subject: Mouse Maintenance

This came to me via a long list of forwarding. I stripped off the forwarding

information to make it easier to read. Ed Nichols should pay particular

attention to this, now that he is testing mice. Hope you enjoy this.

 

 

Regards,

Bill Dempwolf

 

 

——————————- Referenced Note —————————

 

Date: 5 May 89, 16:22:31 EDT

From: Greg W. Hill 8-883-7487 GHILL at CARVM2

To: HERNON, GUNN, JCPAIGE, KIRCHNER, MIDNDORF, BETHM, BRUGLER

TAJONES, FLOYD, SANDIN, TRAUCH, HUNTERK

 

Re: Attached note

 

But seriously folks. Strap on your seat belts, because you’ll be

rolling out of your chairs after you read this.

Have a GOOD day. 🙂

Greg

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This is an actual RETAIN tip for an IBM mouse …..

…..

…..

 

ESD PRODUCT SERVICE SUPPORT

SUBJECT:NEW RETAIN TIP

 

 

Record number: H031944

Device: D/T8550

Model: M

Hit count: UHC00000

Success count: USC00000

Publication code: PC50

Tip key: 025

Date created: O89/02/14

Date last altered: A89/02/15

Owning B.U.: USA

 

Abstract: MOUSE BALLS NOW AVAILABLE AS FRU (Field Replacable Unit)

 

 

TEXT:

MOUSE BALLS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AS A FRU.

IF A MOUSE FAILS TO OPERATE,OR SHOULD PERFORM ERRATICALLY,IT MAY

BE IN NEED OF BALL REPLACEMENT.BECAUSE OF THE DELICATE NATURE OF

THIS PROCEDURE,REPLACEMENT OF MOUSE BALLS SHOULD BE ATTEMPTED BY

TRAINED PERSONNEL ONLY.

 

BEFORE ORDERING,DETERMINE TYPE OF MOUSE BALLS REQUIRED BY EXAMINING

THE UNDERSIDE OF EACH MOUSE.DOMESTIC BALLS WILL BE LARGER AND HARDER

THAN FOREIGN BALLS. BALL REMOVAL PROCEDURES DIFFER,DEPENDING UPON

MANUFACTURER OF THE MOUSE. FOREIGN BALLS CAN BE REPLACED USING THE

POP-OFF METHOD, AND DOMESTIC BALLS 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 SERVICER HAVE A PAIR OF BALLS FOR

MAINTAINING OPTIMUM CUSTOMER SATISFACTION,AND THAT ANY CUSTOMER

MISSING HIS BALLS SHOULD SUSPECT LOCAL PERSONNEL OF REMOVING

THESE NECESSARY FUNCTIONAL ITEMS.

 

P/N33F8462 — DOMESTIC MOUSE BALLS

P/N33F8461 — FOREIGN MOUSE BALLS

 

 

SAS KEYWORDS:

PSY2 8525SYSMISC 8530SYSMISC 8550SYSMISC

8560SYSMISC 8570SYSMISC 8580SYSMISC

 

USERID (RSSTEWART) NODEID (BCRVM1)

INT.ZIP 1225, DEPT 2AW, TL 443-4597 (407-443-4597)

ESD PRODUCT SERVICE SUPPORT,BOCA RATON,FL.

 

 

 

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