[rescue] Sun Type-4 keyboard problems WAS:::::::::::Fwd: Re: Looking for reflective metal Mouse Systems mousepad

Jerry Kemp sun.mail.list47 at oryx.us
Sat Aug 5 14:46:32 CDT 2017

Can't take credit for this, archived note from Lionel.

Also, not sure how long a paper mouse pad will last, but this ought to work for 
troubleshooting purposes, to determine between Sun optical mouse vs mouse pad.

I suppose if it (paper mouse pad) works, but quickly wears out, it will be 
pretty quick/cheap/easy to print out as many new ones as you need.

Hope this helps,


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Subject: Re: [rescue] Looking for reflective metal Mouse Systems  mousepad
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2015 18:52:15 -0500
From: Lionel Peterson <lionel4287 at gmail.com>
Reply-To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>

There was a postscript file (or was it PDF?) that allowed you to print a
mousepad - the ruled page worked as well as the reflective metal pad as I

PDF file here:


But that's likely not what you want - maybe this will help:


Good luck!


> On Jul 19, 2015, at 6:42 PM, Brendan Shanks <mrpippy at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey all,
> I recently bought a Mac 512k that came with an b
A+ Mouseb
, a Mouse
> optical (http://www.oldmouse.com/mouse/mousesystems/aplus.shtml
> <http://www.oldmouse.com/mouse/mousesystems/aplus.shtml>) that was marketed
> towards the Apple IIc but also seems to work fine on the pre-ADB Macs.
> Unfortunately I donbt have the special reflective metal gridded mousepad
> thatbs needed, and the mouse doesnbt work without it. I know old Suns and
> SGIs used these mice, does anyone have a spare mousepad or know where one
> could be found?
> Thanks!
> Brendan
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