This being part of the ScrollPoint II series; they were released with a ball instead of an optical sensor. All proprietary software is property of IBM. And finally you’ll need to cut a larger opening for the clear ‘window’ piece that allows blue illumination through. You have to use a fine pair of pliers to snip the excess plastic out, shown here: But after installing the software, I can’t scroll at all in Firefox. I sat and tried to figure out the common bond between the 2 machines and could not find one. The slate blue mice are presumably less common and were only manufactured with IBM logos because this colour was dropped with the later models.
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I looked on IBMs website for drivers but gave up when I couldn’t find any easy link to driver downloads.
My Gigabyte mobo has a setting to enable USB mouse. Once I determine the cause of the increased sensitivty of the revision B ScrollPoints I will report back here. Finding ScrollPoints in new condition is more uncommon, but not moodel.
I have similar issues.
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They are considerably lighter than the ScrollPoint II Pro mice lacking the moues rubberized ball bearing. It should be possible to dump the ROM and modify it to add more features and tweaking to how windows should respond to the ScrollPoint ideally more behaved like the TrackPoint scrolling.
When I boot up with the mouse using USB the cursor just sits there and i can’t move it, i can’t even right click on the mousse, so i figure its got to be somtin with my drivers. The models for both mice are the same, however the part number varies depending on which colour you get. USB mouse problems Actually, what you were saying about smoothness is exactly the opposite of what I heard.
The changes were a more semi-circled shaped body, a better ScrollPoint cap and a third button right above the ScrollPoint. The original ScrollPoints used a “cat’s tongue” TrackPoint cap: However, if I found myself with a bunch of free potentially valuable objects, I’d exploit that The next important thing is that the Slate Blue ScrollPoints do have a slightly slower cursor seems to be firmware-related BUT they are able to work with transparent surfaces glass, clear plastic, etc.
USB mouse problems Re: Disassembling the ScrollPoint mechanism itself reveals the pads which sense the resistance when compressed, along with the patent number for the technology on the back which doesn’t seem to be an IBM patent:.
If you cannot find the right driver for your device, you can request the driver. Promote cracked software, or other illegal content. Regardless, it does have a following of few who like the ergonomy and enhanced scrolling ability. You can always change your mouee.
IBM MO27FO Windows XP Driver
Have you tried plugging in a USB memory stick to see if it works while the mouse does not work? The colour is actually very subtle, but the metallic black really has an edge with the glitter in the injection plastic. Internet surfers mode, this contoured mouse will enjoy increased comfortable and pressure-sensitive scrolling in any direction.
ScrollPoint Sensor Optimization If you 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.
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If you’re running a Slate Blue rev. Let windows detect, and setup the USB mouse. I’m not sure why IBM made these mice more expensive to manufacture as time went on perhaps to make it easier to repair as they carried a 1 year on-site warranty; or someone kbm at IBM wanted to make it easier for people to mod them– unlikely.
Here is the original product page for the mouse from IBM’s website in What i do know is that my USB mouse will lose power momentarily then come back on a few seconds later.
Ensure this works, then power off the system. Click the Update Driver button next to your driver.
Vintage IBM Scroll Optical Mouse Model Mo27fo
The first version of the standard three-button ScrollPoint mice were announced in around I m having an IBM mouse 24P, and its works smooth unless i connect to internet, but as soon a I connect to internet, I goes dead. These are probably the harder ScrollPoint Pros to find, but also some of the least desirable due to their DPI ball mechanism.
It does not power up right or something, I have the IBM mouse that has the scroll wheel that lights up blue.