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  1. #1
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    Jun 2001

    Mouse balls

    I don't know how they wrote this with a straight face. This apparently was a real memo sent out by a computer company to its employees in all seriousness. It went to all field engineers about a computer peripheral problem. The author of this memo was quite genuine. The word is that the engineers literally rolled on the floor! (Especially note the last couple of sentences.)

    Re: Replacement of Mouse Balls

    If a mouse fails to operate or should it perform erratically, it may need a ball replacement. Mouse balls are now available as FRU (Field Replacement Units). 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
    replaced by using the twist off method. Mouse balls are not usually static
    sensitive. However, excessive handling can result in sudden discharge.

    Upon completion of ball replacement, the mouse may b! e used immediately. It is recommended that each person have a pair of spare balls for maintaining optimum customer satisfaction. Any customer missing his balls should contact the local personnel in charge of removing and replacing these necessary items.

    Please keep in mind that a customer without properly working balls is an unhappy customer.

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    Re:Mouse balls

    I saw this memo on the bulletin board when I worked for ZDNet back in 1996, so it's been around a while. I think it is a joke however

    Still funny.

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    Re:Mouse balls

    [quote author=cloverm link=board=14;threadid=5469;start=0#52815 date=1035989884]

    Please keep in mind that a customer without properly working balls is an unhappy customer.

    Can I get a witness? Amen, brother! ;D

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