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Can you buy a replacement rubber ball for a mouse?

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What is this rubber ball you speak of? My mice have no balls. :P

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What is this rubber ball you speak of? My mice have no balls. :P

Haha!

Well my mouse only has one - and it's shrinking!

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That sounds like a personal problem! :lol:

Anyway, I'm not sure you can go and buy one per say, but mice balls are universal ins ize for teh most part. So with a little snipping and unscrewing from a willing donor, your mouse will have bigger balls!

Otherwise, get an optical or laser mouse and never look back!

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You know PETA is going to get on your ass for doing crazy, cross gender mouse experiments. :P

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If you do buy a new mouse, make sure your computer has a USB port - because that's all they connect to these days. :D

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Wow!

I really am on C&G!

:lol:

In all seriousness, I found an old computer in the attic and couldn't attach any mouse to it - the ports were the giant, screw-in kind. I never knew.

And the computer really didn't seem that old... made in the 2000s, I think?

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In all seriousness, I found an old computer in the attic and couldn't attach any mouse to it - the ports were the giant, screw-in kind. I never knew.

And the computer really didn't seem that old... made in the 2000s, I think?

Thanks for the heads up.

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They have USB-to-Serial and USB-to-PS/2 adapters for ancient relics like that.

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They have USB-to-Serial and USB-to-PS/2 adapters for ancient relics like that.

But then, it'd probably be cheaper just to get an optical mouse.

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The thing that always annoyed me about mouse balls were how the rollers around the ball would get gunked up and make movements awkward. This thread reminds me of a faux-PSA I saw on an episode of Reno 911! about keeping your mouse balls clean.

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In all seriousness, I found an old computer in the attic and couldn't attach any mouse to it - the ports were the giant, screw-in kind. I never knew.

And the computer really didn't seem that old... made in the 2000s, I think?

Interesting..I think even my 15 yr old Packard Bell PC had the PS/2 style mouse port (i.e. the green or purple round plug in).

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Wouldn't a new mouse be like $8? I cant imagine you'll find a replacement ball for much less than that. Now if you could find a public computer that still used balled mice, that would be a different story.

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I've got it working again already, so I'll wait until it craps out entirely before I do anything about it.

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Once you get an optical mouse you wont want to ever go back to a ball mouse.

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