These mice featured an ergonomic curve while retaining sharp angles, and the third button has been moved near the thumb area. The original ScrollPoint mouse debuted in to combine the similar TrackPoint mechanism as found on the ThinkPads to replace a standard mouse wheel. It’s also possible to replace the 5mm red optical sensing LED to blue. Because of the extra feature being able to use them with both interfaces, these microcontrollers are often found in mice from many vendors. The models for both mice are the same, however the part number varies depending on which colour you get. For some reason only the ivory version has the IBM logo printed up near the top of the mouse instead near the bottom like the other ones, AND later black ones used a silver logo.
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Lenovo MO09BO 3 Button USB Optical Lighted Scroll Mouse
Speed is controlled based on the pressure applied for continuous-dynamic scrolling; this reduces the strain mmo09bo 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.
It can only be obtained used or NOS at this point going forward.
For an anatomy analysis we’ll use the standard ScrollPoint III the general design is the same across all models–however the ScrollPoint I may be different. There are also ways to revitalize the hardware and keep the mouse going with some quick refurbish work. These ScrollPoint mice are the most common, and in my opinion the nicest for overall features– they are also very easy to work on and modify. If I ever get a chip programmer I will update this section with more information. Here’s a comparison between an earlier sage SP Pro with the later revision where they corrected this with an updated injection mold, you’ll see how the older revision has both of the buttons moue to the nouse causing an uneven gap and this isn’t mo099bo the photo angle: And finally you’ll need to cut a larger opening for the clear ‘window’ piece that allows blue illumination through.
Regardless, it does mousr a following of few who like the ergonomy and enhanced scrolling ability. ScrollPoint Sensor Optimization If mousw rely on the ScrollPoint over a conventional ‘wheel’ mouse and are seeking to increase the performance and capability of your ScrollPoint; there are a few modifications that can help the existing sensor used in these mice.
The ScrollPoint pointing stick is ideal for both horizontal and vertical scrolling, unlike standard wheel mice.
Optical technology provides precision control and has no mechanical ball, thus there is no need for a mouse pad. If you have different coloured ScrollPoints, you can mix and match button colours. Metallic Black Connector Style: Make sure there is no excess glue to make the buttons taller in height than they were originally: I have a few comments about the revision differences. These early ScrollPoints were mistakenly reported to use pressure pads instead of the resistance measuring mechanism as found on the TrackPoint.
Disassembling the ScrollPoint mechanism itself reveals the pads which sense the resistance when compressed, along with the patent mousse for the technology on the back which doesn’t seem to be an IBM patent: These mice came in two colours, black and ivory: The original ScrollPoint mouse debuted in to combine the similar TrackPoint mechanism as found on the ThinkPads to replace a standard mouse wheel.
From what I can gather the slate blue Mous came out first and the metallic black ones came out after with some changes. You have to use a fine pair of pliers to snip the excess plastic out, shown here:.
Therefore it may be possible to replace the existing red LED with an infrared one. They discontinued the more elaborate ScrollPoint III Pro Model 31P as pictured above inpresumably due to the cost of manufacture and little demand.
Flashing the controller will require desoldering the Cyprus microcontroller and adding a socket; relatively easy if moue have soldering equipment. This being part of the ScrollPoint II series; they were released with a ball instead mo09go an optical sensor.
And fortunately you can just use the black rubber siding from a slate blue MO18B so it fits nicely at the top and you get a fresh piece. The only colour they were ever released in was metallic black but as mentioned before you can mod them to being Ancient Sage or Slate Blue.
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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. Many used ScrollPoints will have little to no wear as they are generally not used in service extensively from users ultimately swapping them out mo0bo a wheel-based mouse; at least, this was m09bo for a time when IBM bundled ScrollPoints with all of their computers such as IntelliStations but ended after a period due to customer disastisfaction.
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.
They were paired with the earlier IBM wireless keyboard. Some minor changes need to be done, either the tabs on the optical base or the older silver top need to mouwe cut. Various online sellers and auctions will generally have ScrollPoint mice available in bulk. The ScrollPoint does not light up for these ones. The research document can be read here:.