Doesn’t look too tough if you’ve got the right tools. Does anybody remember using the big trackballs on arcade games? Sun, 31 May , If someone has a good idea to repair it, I would be happy about. How can a product with such strong following AND endorsement just simply disappear? Two of my MTO are still in the box because the original one still works exceptionally after over 20 years.

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Fontana, California, United States. I shipped it Aug. I still use mine, had it since the year they came out! Thu, 14 May It is working like brand new.

I love it for gaming. Used a hot glue gun sparingly to insure nothing could be stretched or pulled to tightly inside.

What Happened to the Microsoft Trackball Opticals?

Even some of the high end gaming trackballs are similar but hard to find and find in stock. This is absolutely madness!! I already tried optival get such cradle as spare part, but without real success.

To high for me, but some people may not be comfy with taking one apart. It worked smoothly, just like mine — huh?


There have been times where the laptop takes up the entire desk space and I have the trackball attached by Velcro to trackbal special support strapped on my leg. I wish I could find some more somewhere at reasonable prices I would buy them all! This amount is subject to change until you make payment. KY Jelly, or if that’s not readily available, some Vaseline or baby oil.

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With a pair of sharp tweezers I was able press the tips into the crater, and pushing hard, rotate the ball in its socket so a new surface would now be in contact with marble wheel. As much as I want to get it working smoothly again, I’m always a bit nervous blindly disassembling and attempting repair of hard to find equipment.

I also have three Microsoft trackballs. Logitech Wireless Trackball M Will any of the Logiteck ones fit? Anyone find the Microsoft Trackball again?

What Happened to the Microsoft Trackball Opticals? – Trackballer

It was the greatest technology I think also! While some may need to change the bearing seats, it definitely is the nicrosoft itself in this case. I had four of them but one died last year and I actually cried like a baby. Noob here, but I have a suggestion for replacement bearings.


Microsoft Trackball Optical

I am a gamer, 3D artist, and illustrator and it works beautifully for everything I optcal. Will it live up to my unrealistic expectations and help me overcome my sentimental attachment to my proven, sexy Microsoft Trackball Optical? How can a product with such strong following AND endorsement just simply disappear? The MTO was the only trackball mouse with more than three buttons on the market. Sales tax may apply when shipping to: A coworker said he had to clean trakball constantly, and even then it was tough to roll.

Desktop space formerly reserved for wandering mice was given back to the commons. They are much harder than what the mouse came with.