On Tue, Oct 26, 2021 at 5:20 PM Alan Perry via cctech
<cctech at classiccmp.org> wrote:
I would be more concerned about paying $50 for an untested mouse.
I half expect that the LEDs need to be replaced - that was a common
problem with this type of mouse. The IR LED in particular was driven
hard and dimmed with age after a few years of being powered on.
That's an easy and expected fix. What would be entirely uncool, and
was the reason I didn't drop $65 incl postage on it, is if the cable
had damage to it. That's the part that's unique to the Sun3, the
cable and connector.
The mouse that came with my 3/260 was yellowed but
fine. Unfortunately it doesn't work.
Even if the LEDs light up, a mouse that won't track can still have
worn-out LEDs. Definitely check that first. If it's totally inert
(no bits of any kind, not even button clicks), then that's a different
I still haven't restored the 3/260 enough to be
able to use a mouse, but
I got around to fixing up my 3/60 to bring to VCF a couple of years
ago, but I had to borrow a suitable mouse.
The other angle I have is to finish my DA15-DIN8 converter so I can
use a newer mouse/keyboard. I _have_ a Sun3 keyboard (cost me more
than the 3/60!) and I like to have that for exhibition, but just to
use the machine, I don't mind using a Sun4 or Sun5 keyboard with it.