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Dave Baker

A squirt of Ballistol makes the trackball go 'round

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I bought a "multi-purpose" product called Ballistol [edited 8/18: was Balliston] Lube to make the squeak go away on my office door (circa 1920), and, in frustration one day after dealing with a sticky trackball that refused to move easily despite cleaning of the removable ball and the points where the ball contacted the case, I squirted a bit of Balliston on the trackball.

Now the thing spins like a globe.

Re-application is necessary from time to time.

My workstation smells a little bit like a mechanic's garage, but the keyboard/mouse manipulator is happier. :D

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Ah, a "smell similar to black licorice." I may have to buy me a can and try it out.

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^ apparently, certain benefits information web site heroes and other cool cats

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