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paras
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posted August 20, 2004 04:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for paras     Edit/Delete Message
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. The rest of us may find it rather humorous.

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 harder and larger than foreign
balls. Ball removal procedures differ depending on the manufacturer of the
mouse. Foreign balls can be replaced using the pop-off method. Domestic balls
are replaced using the twist off method. Mouse Balls are usually not static
sensitive. However, 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.

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pixelpixie
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posted August 20, 2004 04:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pixelpixie     Edit/Delete Message
The ball technicians must have tiny tiny fingers.

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LibraSparkle
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posted August 20, 2004 04:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LibraSparkle     Edit/Delete Message
... he said mouse balls

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pixelpixie
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posted August 20, 2004 04:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pixelpixie     Edit/Delete Message
YOU said "mouse balls."

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LibraSparkle
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posted August 20, 2004 04:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LibraSparkle     Edit/Delete Message
everyone's sayin' mouse balls!

Thanks for such a fun post, paras

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paras
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posted August 20, 2004 04:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for paras     Edit/Delete Message
And thank you for the Carlin quotes. I love the way that guy's mind works.

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26taurus
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posted August 21, 2004 01:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 26taurus     Edit/Delete Message
ah ha hahahaha......mouse balls...

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paras
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posted August 21, 2004 07:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for paras     Edit/Delete Message
Top ten signs that a redneck has been working on your computer:

10. The monitor is up on blocks.

9. Outgoing faxes have tobacco stains on them.

8. The six front keys have rotted out.

7. The extra RAM slots have truck parts installed in them.

6. The numeric keypad only goes up to six.

5. The password is "Huntin".

4. The CPU has a gun rack mount.

3. There is a Skoal can in the CD-ROM drive.

2. The keyboard is camouflaged.

1. The mouse is referred to as a "critter".

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ghanima81
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posted August 21, 2004 11:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ghanima81     Edit/Delete Message
Leave it to a Libra to see the humor in this...... and point it out to the rest of us ''normal'' people! LOL!! Like I can EVER be considered ''normal''!!

Funny stuff, as always.

Ghani

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paras
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posted August 21, 2004 09:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for paras     Edit/Delete Message
Now, when an IBM field technician goes to a redneck's house to work on his computer, does he have to take special "critter balls" with him?

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LibraSparkle
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posted August 21, 2004 11:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LibraSparkle     Edit/Delete Message
Reliving the whole experience. I was feeling so silly when this hit the board... It was perfect!

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Alarik
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posted August 22, 2004 02:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Alarik     Edit/Delete Message
"excessive handling can result in sudden discharge."

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aqua
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posted August 23, 2004 07:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for aqua     Edit/Delete Message

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