Sportster Fax Internal Driver. Check your Bios and see if you can enable USB mouse. I have the ibm optical mouse with the blue wheel and at least twice a week on booting up the computer i cant move the curser, i usuall just move my desk and unplug and replug it back in to the ps2 port.. Like all things, eventually these mice will be harder to find as time goes on. 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 uneven gap and this isn’t just the photo angle:

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As ScrollPoints offer superior functionality to the standard ‘wheel’ mechanism, it’s very curious why this alternative design never overtook standard mice. USB mouse problems Actually, what you were saying about smoothness is exactly the opposite of what I heard.

The slate blue mice are presumably less common and were only manufactured mousse IBM logos because this colour was dropped with the later models. Does the wheel light up like the ScrollPoints on later ScrollPoint-equipped mice? However, this problem surfaced only a few weeks back. Please login or register.

Vintage IBM Scroll Optical Mouse Model Mo27fo

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. Here is the original product page for the mouse from IBM’s website in But at least it seems to be the ‘Pro’ shape.


I have been using the same mouse both at home and work and the problems have seems to have started at the same time. Although those ones probably aren’t bad, I myself think the scrollpoint is more useful use it for panning around in graphics and stuffyou can find ergonomic wheel mice a dime a dozen. You have to use a fine pair of pliers to snip the excess plastic out, shown here: 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.

Click on the following links for the driver package readme info: If you encounter any problems while updating your drivers, you can use this feature to restore your previous drivers and configuration settings. Other colours can be used as well, however not all will mix well with the IBM blue transluscent caps.

However, if I found myself with a bunch of free potentially valuable objects, I’d exploit that Now power down again. It is possible to ‘donate’ the rubber siding from the ball ScrollPoint Pro to the optical one, this does require some minor modifications however. Update drivers automatically – Novice computer users can update drivers using trusted software in just a few mouse clicks.

Flashing the controller will require desoldering the Cyprus microcontroller and adding a socket; relatively easy if you have soldering equipment. A few reasons may be that 1 most people don’t like change, 2 the ScrollPoint performs too fast without drivers, 3 IBM didn’t push marketing or continue to really develop the product into the mainstream.


If you rely on the ScrollPoint over a conventional ‘wheel’ mouse and are seeking to increase the performance and capability of your ScrollPoint; there are a few modifications that can help the existing sensor used in these mice.

Linux and Windows – No Boot. I’m not sure what existing IC is in use by the ScrollPoints or other optical mice which use similar indiscreet sensors. Works on many types of surfaces. 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: The second and final version of the standard three-button ScrollPoint mice were announced in Flaming or offending other users.

This PCB is connected by two ribbon cables that are hard-soldered. There are also ways to revitalize the hardware and keep the mouse going with some quick refurbish work.

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I had assumed that. You can always change your theme. What i do know is that my USB mouse will lose power momentarily then come back on a few seconds later. The original ScrollPoint mouse debuted in to combine the similar TrackPoint mechanism as found on the ThinkPads to xxp a standard mouse wheel.

Another difference is that the bottom covers are different between the two as well: