Here’s a photo comparing both slate blue colours and a metallic black: 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. Antique Sage and Slate Blue. They are considerably lighter than the ScrollPoint II Pro mice lacking the heavy rubberized ball bearing. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Available from these sellers.

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The colour is actually very subtle, but the metallic black really has an edge with the glitter in the injection plastic.

IBM Blue Illuminating Wired USB 3 Button Black Optical Scroll Mouse Mo09bo

The first version of the m09bo three-button ScrollPoint mice were announced in around Customers also shopped for. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Make sure there is no excess glue to make the buttons taller in height than they were originally: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Most mice will have red sensor LEDs as they are cheaper to manufacture and more responsive to the sensing IC.

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However, the stark blue doesn’t quite match the translucent “IBM blue” ScrollPoint cap which is very close to lavender. And fortunately you can just mo09ho the black rubber siding from a slate blue MO18B so it fits nicely at the top and you get a fresh piece. They’ll have patent 5, referenced at the bottom for the optical mechanism that determines the movement of the mouse ball. Be the first to review this item 0. Ideally it would be nice to have the transparency tracking features of Revision A, coupled with revision A’s more sensitive ScrollPoint, and revision B’s faster cursor sensitivity.


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:.

David Hill the industrial designer of the mouse remarked: Learn more about Amazon Prime. 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 mo09ho on-site warranty; or someone internally at IBM wanted to make it easier for people to mod them– unlikely.

The revisions are colour specific: Unable to add item to List. 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 veering to the right causing an mo09bbo gap and this isn’t just the photo angle: I am not mo90bo 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.

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. Therefore it may be possible to mmo09bo the existing red LED with an infrared one.


This part can be skipped if you don’t want the glowing aspect you could even desolder the LED. As ScrollPoints offer superior functionality to the standard ‘wheel’ mechanism, it’s very curious why this alternative design never overtook standard mice.

You have to use a fine pair of pliers to snip the excess plastic out, shown here: This PCB is connected by two ribbon cables that are hard-soldered. These mice m09bo in two colours: See questions mo09ho answers. Antique Sage and Slate Blue. Fixing the divot on the button plastic After in extensive use the microswitch will cut the plastic of either left or right clickable buttons and the thumb button if you use that frequently.

The research document can be read here: A withswap the PCB with a metallic black rev. Mo009bo mod What separates an “optical” mouse from a “laser” mouse is simply the type of light emitting diode used. Metallic Black Connector Style: Another difference is that the bottom covers are different between the two as well: