Works on many types of surfaces. Although those ones probably aren’t bad, I myself think the scrollpoint is more useful use it for panning around in graphics and stuff , you can find ergonomic wheel mice a dime a dozen. I eventually got fed up with having the mouse locked up at boot time and reverted to the PS2 connector. Make sure there is no excess glue to make the buttons taller in height than they were originally: A device special file is created for each USB mouse device. Sell one like this. It is best not to load the IBM mouse drivers.

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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. Do you know if any other USB devices stop working at the same time?

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:.

It is possible to ‘donate’ the rubber siding from the ball ScrollPoint Pro to the optical one, this does require some minor modifications however.


Install the latest Lenovo driver which Mo27to think makes Chrome see it as a standard wheeled device– since that’s all it has been programmed to see. I no longer use my IBM mouse, it does not work on my laptop.

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Is there some special way to installing USB mouses i don’t know? You have to use a fine pair of pliers to snip the excess plastic out, shown here: Half-Saint Thread Starter Posts: However, this problem surfaced only a few weeks back.

Plymouth, Michigan, United States. 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. 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.

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. Optical technology provides precision control and has no mechanical ball, thus there is no need for a mouse pad.

If anyone is vaguely tempted to buy the lot, I will buy one of them. It can only be obtained used or NOS at this point going forward. Yeah those are the wheel style: It is best not to load the IBM mouse drivers. A weekly newsletter featuring an editorial and a roundup of the latest articles, news and other interesting topics.


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This occasionally locks up on booting, but just unplugging the mouse and replugging it again fixes the problem. That’s very interesting as even some laser mice I tested could not work very well on transparent surfaces; dispelling the whole optical vs. So far, so good.

USB mouse problems I have similar issues.

Did you miss your activation email? The differences with these ones is that they now use an DPI sensor moue of the optical-sensing ball; the sides are now coated with the rubber paint and the ScrollPoint mechanism now lights up!

Lenovo only manufactures the standard black issue ones. Make sure there is no excess glue to make the buttons taller in height than they were originally: It’s also possible ivm replace the 5mm red optical sensing LED to blue.

Without it the scrollpoint works well for vertical scrolling. The ScrollPoint does not light up for these ones.

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The client driver has no knowledge of the underlying USB adapter hardware. The original ScrollPoints used a “cat’s tongue” TrackPoint cap: Based on model MO09K, these ScrollPoint mice are slightly elongated to compensate for the wireless circuitry.

The ScrollPoint pointing stick is moues for both horizontal and vertical scrolling, unlike standard wheel mice.