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Old 02-09-2007, 09:19 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by FarSeide
While we wait for the clutterbomb to clean up his mess, can you tell me how long it took for you to actually take out the trackball and put it back together ? wanted to get a feel for how long the entire process took ya.

Did I mention your write up ROCKS !!!!

Well the first time it was about 1 hour, just to be careful and all. Snoop around, look at everything with a jeweler's loupe to see how things fit and to make sure I did not break something.

Now I can do it in about 5 minutes.

So plan an hour just to be safe. You mostly do not want to force or push anything. If you do, that means things are not lined up. Lined up everything comes apart and reassembles with ease.

Also, if you put little reference marks, that saves a lot of time. That chrome ring is confusing because there are about four notches that look like the one that should be right above the #2 key.

Last edited by SanFrancisco : 02-10-2007 at 01:15 AM.