Hardware

Cracking open Microsoft's Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse 3000

Notebook Mouse 3000: Circuit Board Removed

The wireless notebook mouse's circuit board is easily removed (once the four screws that hold the device together are released). Here you can see the optical LED eye used to track the mouse's movements.

Microsoft claims this model optical LED eye reads an X-Y resolution of 1,000 points per inch and tracks at a speed up to 15 inches per second.

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