There are also ways to revitalize the hardware and keep the mouse going with some quick refurbish work. Had it for 2 years now, use it every day. 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 year on-site warranty; or someone internally at IBM wanted to make it easier for people to mod them– unlikely. They were paired with the earlier IBM wireless keyboard. Here’s some juicy shots:

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IBM ScrollPoint Pro – mouse Series

Optical technology provides precision control and has no mechanical ball, thus there is no need for a mouse pad. Sadly, mine had a lenovo logo which, I wouldn’t have bought if I knew ; but a little sandpaper solved that.

But the thing about the Scrollpoint Pro is that it’s actually the sort of mouse I’d use, not a strange curio. The only colour they were ever released in was metallic black but as mentioned before you can mod ecrollpoint to srollpoint Ancient Sage or Slate Blue. 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.

Still sticking with the good old Trackpoint for the forseeable future. It’s a black Pro with side button and glowing blue light. Show More Show Less. But the lousy tracking I have on mine scrollpoint mouse is a real deal breaker.


Are those mice ball or optical? You have to use a fine pair of pliers to snip the excess plastic out, shown here:.

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Install the latest Lenovo driver which I think makes Chrome see it as a standard wheeled device– since that’s all it has been programmed to see. It seems to be iibm little too small to conform to my hand, but a little too large for the claw grip. When you’re replacing the ScrollPoint LED, ensure the replacement has sufficiently long leads to go inside the spacer.

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Scrollpoibt on many types of surfaces. I’m sure there’s a way to get degree scrolling to work though. The original ScrollPoints used a “cat’s tongue” TrackPoint cap: Here is the original product page for the mouse from IBM’s website in The research document can be read here:.

Based on model MO09K, these ScrollPoint mice are slightly elongated to compensate for the wireless circuitry.

Mon, 22 March The ScrollPoint pointing stick is ideal for both horizontal and vertical scrolling, unlike standard wheel mice. I was able to buy one right before crapovo discontinued them. Another difference is that the bottom covers are different between the two as well: Be careful not to cut too deep and slice away the plastic. The second and final version of the standard three-button ScrollPoint mice were announced in Might get one anyway for the lulz.


I will at some point try swapping the ICs to determine which one is responsible for the behaviour change. If your ScrollPoint isn’t new and has a damaged rubber coating, moues 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. I’m using Debian and I can only scroll up and down by default. There are also ways to revitalize the hardware and keep the mouse going with some quick refurbish work.

Oh well, good things always come to pass first. Did you miss your activation email? B for faster cursor response. As ScrollPoints offer superior functionality to the standard ‘wheel’ mechanism, it’s very curious why this alternative design never overtook standard mice.