If you need warranty service, return or exchange is available In addition, if your IBM option is installed in an IBM computer, you may be entitled to service at your location. Laser mod What separates an “optical” mouse from a “laser” mouse is simply the type of light emitting diode used. Your technical support representative can help you determine the best alternative. The firmware which controls the ScrollPoint mechanism is flashed onto these Cypress microcontrollers. For IBM machines with on-site labor, IBM will attempt to diagnose and resolve the problem remotely before sending a technician. Availability ScrollPoint mice generally go under the radar as not too many people are acute to them.

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Speed is controlled based on the pressure applied for continuous-dynamic scrolling; this reduces the strain on the finger caused by standard scroll wheels and also allows the user to adjust the speed on a variable basis not fixed to a set interval at any given time.

IBM ScrollPoint (31P7405) Mouse

Adding scrollwheel support [ Price quotes are available directly from the Supplier s upon request. IBM assumes that Section applies only to normal and routine end-user operations, and not to setup and service functions. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. There are also ways to revitalize the hardware and keep the mouse going with mmouse quick refurbish work. Telephone support may be subject to additional charges, even during the limited warranty period.

After this you will need an X-ACTO knife to cut away any excess, if you do not the buttons won’t align properly disallowing them to click.


Options by IBM: IBM Optical 3-Button ScrollPoint Mouse — dpi — PS/2 & USB

Various online sellers and auctions will generally have ScrollPoint mice available in bulk. Please fill out the form scrkllpoint to request a quote from all of the available quantities of this item or select specific products to quote. Restart X Advertisements Share this: The ScrollPoint pointing stick is ideal for horizontal and vertical scrolling. It should be possible to dump the ROM and modify it sscrollpoint add more features and tweaking to how windows should respond to the ScrollPoint ideally more behaved like the TrackPoint scrolling.

These mice featured an ergonomic curve while retaining sharp angles, and the third button has been moved near the thumb area. Your technical support representative can help you determine the best alternative.

Obviously it’s more expensive to include a detachable connector so Offering Information Announcement Letters. The Hardware Maintenance Manual has been discontinued.

That’s very interesting as even some laser mice I tested could mousee work very well on transparent surfaces; dispelling the whole optical vs. Reseller prices may vary. I want to be your swell internet blogger who does all the really neat stuff you want a swell internet blogger to do. Like all things, eventually these mice will be harder to find as time goes on. Posted December 30, at To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: IC replacement Another possible yet less 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.


They discontinued the more elaborate ScrollPoint III Pro Model 31P as pictured above inpresumably due to the cost of manufacture and little demand. Reboot -OR- do the following: Fixing the divot on the button plastic After in extensive use the microswitch will cut the plastic of either left or right clickable buttons and the thumb button if you use that frequently. The LED is mounted facing just behind the same– it can be swapped out for any desired colour. They came in black and ivory, with the exception that both used blue printing of the IBM logos.

The original ScrollPoint mouse debuted in to combine the similar TrackPoint mechanism as found on the ThinkPads to replace a standard mouse wheel. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Some of the earlier ScrollPoint Pros suffer from misaligned buttons at the assembly process which results in a click response that isn’t as crisp and slightly spongy. However, the stark blue doesn’t quite match the translucent “IBM blue” ScrollPoint cap which is very close to lavender.

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 to really develop the product into the mainstream.