Repairing a Mouse
Mouse balls are now available as replacement units.
Therefore, if a mouse fails to operate or performs erratically, it may need a
ball replacement. 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 manufacturer
of the mouse. Foreign balls can be replaced using the twist-off method. Mouse
balls are not usually static sensitive, however, excessive handling can result
in sudden discharge. Upon completion of the ball replacement, the mouse may be
It is recommended that each replacer have a pair of spare
balls for maintaining optimum customer satisfaction, and that any customer
missing his balls should suspect local personnel of removing these necessary