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12-10-2004 04:42 PM  13 years agoPost 1
Sweatum

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How To Replace Mouse Balls
> >>>I don't know how they wrote this with a straight face.
> >>>This was a real memo sent out by a computer company
> >>>(IBM) to its employees in all seriousness. It went to all
> >>>field engineers about a computer peripheral problem.
> >>>The author of this memo was quite genuine.
> >>>The engineers rolled on the floor!
> >>>Especially note the last couple of sentences.
> >>>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> >>> Re: Replacement of Mouse Balls.
> >>>
> >>>If a mouse fails to operate or should it perform
> >>>erratically, it may need a ball replacement.
> >>>Mouse balls are now available
> >>>as FRU (Field Replacement Units).
> >>>Because of the delicate nature of this
> >>>procedure, replacement of mouse balls
> >>>should only be attempted
> >>>by properly trained personnel.
> >>>Before proceeding, determine the type of
> >>>mouse balls by examining the underside of
> >>>the mouse. Domestic balls will be larger
> >>>and harder than foreign balls. Ball removal
> >>>procedures differ depending upon the
> >>>manufacturer of the mouse.
> >>>Foreign balls can be replaced using
> >>>the pop-off method. Domestic balls are
> >>>replaced by using the twist-off method.
> >>>Mouse balls are not usually static sensitive.
> >>>However, excessive handling can result in sudden
> >>>discharge. Upon completion of ball replacement,
> >>>the mouse may be used immediately.
> >>>
> >>>It is recommended that each person have a pair
> >>>of spare balls for maintaining optimum customer
> >>>satisfaction. Any customer missing his balls
> >>>should contact the local personnel in
> >>>charge of removing and replacing these
> >>>necessary items. Please keep in mind that a
> >>>customer without properly working balls is an unhappy customer.
> >

It's hard to hit the auto s/w

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12-10-2004 04:45 PM  13 years agoPost 2
CrashExpert

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Quality, thats the Kinda IBM thinking that gets them bought over!



Crash
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Your about to be Cloned!!!!

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12-10-2004 04:45 PM  13 years agoPost 3
nipps85

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urban legend...

What with all of the spam posting lately?

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12-10-2004 05:34 PM  13 years agoPost 4
Buzzin Brian

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I guess my mouse has been fixed permantly. I.E. it is unable to produce any others, as it is a optical mouse.

Build it, fly it, crash it. Repeat as often as needed.

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12-10-2004 09:38 PM  13 years agoPost 5
trvo

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Bognor Regis,UK, Aurorra Ltd

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Haha, nice one, I actually work for them, that one is going to do the rounds, in my dept!!

Trev.

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Aurorra Ltd, Align UK, Align Factory, CSM, Quick UK, Heli-Lessons

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12-10-2004 10:33 PM  13 years agoPost 6
Ted Toth

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customer without properly working balls is an unhappy customer
LOL
Sweatum with that title I just had to look


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You don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stopped laughing.

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05-10-2005 09:33 PM  12 years agoPost 7
bwillhite

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I read this for the first time about 14 years ago, given to me by an IBM tech!

Brian

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