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Date: Thu, 15 Oct 92 18:01:15 CDT
From: yenne@austin.eds.com  (Britt Yenne)
To: chudnall@pkg.mcc.com, erlkonig@gnu.ai.mit.edu
Subject: Mouse Balls
 
This is from rec.humor...
 
-britt
 
---------------------------------------------
 
One of the guys in my department sent this to me, and I figured it would
bring \ a few laughs.
 
This is an actual alert to IBM Field Engineers that went out to all IBM Branch
Offices.  The person who wrote it was very serious, but the rest of us may find
it rather funny.
 
Abstract:  Mouse Balls Available as FRU (Field Replacement Unit)
 
Mouse balls are now available as FRU.  Therefore, if a mouse fails to operate
or should it perform 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 the manufacturer of the
mouse.  Foreign balls can be replaced using the pop-off method.  Domestic
balls are rep\ laced using the twist-off method.  Mouse balls are not
usually static sensitive.  How\ ever, excessive handling can result in
sudden discharge.  Upon completion of ball replacement, the mouse may be
used immediately.
 
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 items.
 
To reorder, specify one of the following:
 
P/N 33F8462 - Domestic Mouse Balls
P/N 33F8461 - Foreign Mouse Balls
 
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