The changes were a more semi-circled shaped body, a better ScrollPoint cap and a third button right above the ScrollPoint. Found it and using it at the moment. The easiest way to fix this is to apply a bit of gorilla super glue and let it settle in and seal the hole. Ask a Question Usually answered in minutes! It’s one of the coolest things ever. Answer questions, earn points and help others Answer questions. Add Your Answer Tips for a great answer:

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I’m using Debian mi18bo I can only scroll up and down by default. There’s some regular Scrollpoints in ivory on eBay right now. It is possible to swap parts with the later MBO optical ScrollPoint Pros mousw you want to convert your optical ScrollPoint Pro to being a different colour, or borrow one of the rubber sides to replace your worn down one.

Works on many types of surfaces. Steve Allison Level 3 Expert Answers. First and foremost, it’s interesting the earlier IBM mouse lacked a detachable USB cable– and all of the sudden in the later models they implement this which is helpful when you have to disassemble these mice en-masse.

I’m not sure what existing IC is in use by the ScrollPoints or other optical mice which use similar indiscreet sensors. Other colours can be used as well, mouwe not all will mix well with the IBM blue transluscent caps. If you’re going to use a Lenovo board, be warned that some people have reported premature failure with them– most likely due to cold solder joints or prematurely failed capacitors. They were paired with the earlier IBM wireless keyboard. If you’re moderately gentle the original porous texture underneath the rubber will be preserved.


IBM Scrollpoint Pro

I bought one a few years ago, but didn’t find it comfortable for my hand. Because of the extra feature being able to use them with both interfaces, these microcontrollers are often found in mice from many vendors. Unlike some, I don’t have a basement full of computers to be equipped.

Laser mod What separates an “optical” mouse from a “laser” mouse is simply the type of light emitting diode used. Steve Allison Level 3 Expert Answers. Mo18o had no idea these were rare. It appears there have been two manufacturers for the Slate Blue plastic bezels as the colour can vary from being more blue or purple.

IBM Lenovo Optical SCROLLPOINT Pro LED USB Ergonomic Mouse – Mo18bo FRU 24P0505

I recomend mk18bo optical mouse, they cost about 5 US dollars. I’d probably pay more for a Scrollpoint Pro, but not that much. However I think it looks nice so I kept it. Sometimes they are listed under 31P, I think this might be only on very early models from If your ScrollPoint isn’t new and has a damaged rubber coating, just use a magic eraser and gently remove the rubber or let the plastic soak in water and soap for a few hours and rub it off with a coarse cloth.


Looking for some Scrollpoint mice? If you have different coloured ScrollPoints, you can mix and match button colours. Optical technology provides precision control and has no mechanical ball, thus there is no mouxe for a mouse pad. I am not sure if the sensor will pick it up, but it should; and if it does, you’ll have a more intuitive mouse able to hit more surface variations.

Posted mo18ho Mar 01, What’s amazing about ko18bo, is that they were released in Another difference is that the bottom covers are different between the two as well: Advanced search it just clicks. Found it and using it at the moment. I miss the Lavender. Finding ScrollPoints in new condition is more uncommon, but not impossible. It can only be obtained used or NOS at this point going forward.