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Old Aug 28, 2003, 03:13 PM   #1
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Apple ADB-mouse 1 mod

as an addition to my recent SE/30 thread, I show you my modified Apple "square" mouse:

I didn't like the fact that the ADB mouse did not have the multi-colored Apple logo on it. It just did not match with the computer and the keyboard... the chance to match the mouse with the computer and the keys finally came when an old LC, which I had ordered on eBay, did not work... I canibalized the poor beaten-up machine and as the last move took out the heart: the small rainbow-apple...

my dad also gave me a second square mouse in exchange for a Kensington ADB-mouse and I could start with my modification (hehe, I now had a working backup incase I would screw the thing up)...

after carefully taking the mice apart and cleaning them up, I took my Dremel and made the existing logo on one of them just slightly deeper and larger with a sharp tip (I had to be careful not to take away too much of the case material...)

comparison backup mouse and the "Dremel'd mouse":
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Old Aug 28, 2003, 03:18 PM   #2
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after the logo finally fit perfectly into the deepening (which took my some time since I wanted it to look clean), I took some superglue to permanently fix the LC-logo, and voila: here it is, the ADB-mouse mod:
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Old Aug 28, 2003, 03:27 PM   #3
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I really love my dremel - best damn tool ever for those details and tough jobs.

Nice work.

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That is a good idea I was always curios why Apple put the colored logo on everything but the mouse.
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