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Clearly Superior Technologies PC-TRAC How To Use Manual

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Clearly Superior Technologies


Owner’s Guid


Instructions for the installation and care                       




Clearly Superior Technologies

1044 Pioneer Way, Suite “F”

El Cajon, CA. 92020


Fax 619-579-1764

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How to Use This Manual



Getting Started


This manual is intended for use with all CST trackballs.  For this manual, all will be referred to as “PC-TRAC” 
for Serial units and “UNITrac” for USB and PS2 models.  
PC-TRAC and UNITrac in PS/2 mode work with Microsoft Windows

 3.1, Windows

 95, Windows


Windows NT

, Windows2000

 Windows ME

 and Windows XP


You do not need to install any software 

to use the basic mouse functions of thePC-TRAC and UNITRAC .


You will use the “Standard mouse” 

driver that may already be loaded on your computer. 

UNITrac in USB mode is compatible with all USB 1.1 / HID 1.0 compliant operating systems including: 

 98SE, Windows ME

, Windows NT4

, Windows2000

, Windows XP


, MAC 


, most versions of Linux, some versions of Unix and Sun Solaris

.  Use only with compatible UL Listed 

personal computers with LPS (Limited Power Source) connection.





To reach our technical support team, fax your questions to 619-562-2245 or call 619-562-2223. 

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Hardware and Features   IMPORTANT!!!!!!!


The PC-TRAC (or UNITrac) is a trackball-pointing device that functions like a 2-button mouse**.  
Like a mouse, the PC-TRAC is used to navigate the cursor across the monitor screen, but instead of 
sliding the mouse on a pad to move the cursor, you rotate the ball.


  Just like a regular mouse the PC-TRAC's left button is the primary selection button and the right is the secondary 
selection button. If desired, the primary and secondary buttons may be swapped. (E.g. For left-handed users that would 
want to set the right button as their primary selection button.) This can be done by pressing and holding down the center 
button then clicking both selection buttons once then releasing the center button.


  As an additional feature the center button defaults as a drag lock, and doubles (when Maxyz software is loaded in PS/2 
mode) as a scroll lock. Holding the center button down for three seconds activates scroll lock. Once you release the 
middle button the trackball will be in scroll lock mode. To exit scroll lock mode simply click any of the selection buttons. 
You will know you are in scroll mode if the four-way cursor appears after releasing the button.


  A note to users taking advantage of the PC-TRAC's swap feature: If you have swapped the selection buttons and you 
desire to use the drag lock function, then you will need to reconfigure the drag lock. To do this simply press and hold the 
middle button down and press the primary selection button. The default for this is the left button. If you have swapped 
the buttons then it is the right button.


For most pointing devices you must go through the operating system to change to left handed mode, not so with the 
PC-TRAC/UNITrac.  Simply hold the center button down and click each of the other two switches in any order to 
toggle between right and left handed modes.
When a program asks you to “drag the cursor” it means to continuously hold down the button while rolling the ball 
of your pointing device.


The center button of the PC-TRAC allows you to activate the drag lock mode by clicking once and releasing.  The     
trackball stays in drag lock mode until you click any button again.  This feature is extremely helpful when you are 
trying    to view menus, move items etc. 

Function by Mode

PS/2 and Serial mode on 2 button versions (all models except CST445 and CST1345):
Drag Lock native, Scrolling by use of included software.
USB mode on 2 button versions:
Drag Lock AND Scrolling native 

Installing PC-TRAC Hardware


If your PC-TRAC came with a serial interface with PS/2 adapter, PS2 only or USB, follow the directions below for 


1.  Turn off your computer


 if you will be using the serial                     


interface there is no need to turn off the power, just restart your          

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      computer after connecting the trackball.  If you are not sure which    
      interface is being used, TURN OFF THE POWER.
2.  Unplug your current mouse or trackball.
3.  Insert the PC-TRAC 9 pin, round PS/2 or USB connector into the appropriate port on

 your computer.  If equipped with a serial cable and PS/2 adapter, attach the PS/2


 adapter to the end of the cable of the PC-TRAC and plug the six pin PS/2 connector into the PS/2


 mouse port on the back of your computer for PS/2 operation.

4.  Restart your computer. 



MAXYZ Installation (CST280, 800, 600)

Please note:  Maxyz will not work with Windows


Before you install Maxyz, be sure to remove ANY other mouse control software!  

Software such as Logitech’s


 will cause a conflict with Maxyz and must be completely removed prior 

to installation.  



Un-install the MouseWare


software using the Add/Remove Programs Icon in the Control Panel.



Go back to the Control Panel and double-click the System icon.



Select the Device Manager tab.



Click on the plus sign beside the Mouse entry.



Select the mouse entry and press the Remove button.



Return to the Control Panel and double-click the Add New Hardware icon.



Let Windows

 auto detect new devices.  It will find a Standard Serial or PS/2 mouse (according to your 

configuration).  Accept this option.


The Logitech


 is now completely removed.   If you do not go through all of these steps it will still be 

installed and will map buttons according to whatever was selected in MouseWare

, even if MouseWare

 is no 

longer installed. 


- If your current mouse control software does not show up in “ADD/Remove Programs”, follow the manufacturers 

instructions for removal.


- Windows

 95/98 and NT

 will recognize the PC-TRAC on the PS/2 or serial port with no driver installed.  No 

other DRIVER is needed for normal mouse function. 


Install Maxyz


After you see that the trackball functions normally as a pointing device, you may add Maxyz

 Pointing Device 

Control Software.  

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Place the Maxyz

 disk in the drive and click on the “Start Menu”  “Run” option.  In the dialog box enter “a:

\maxsetup.exe” and press <ENTER>.   Now follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.  After 
installation, notice the blue, yellow and red icon in the system tray on the Task Bar.  Click


on this icon to activate the 

software menu, which includes on-line help.  

Caring For Your Trackball


PC-Trac and MicroTrac are generally self cleaning units.  As the ball rolls, dirt and dust are scrapped off by the three 
rollers and dropped to the bottom of the case.
IF the Trackball feels rough, try rolling the ball VERY FAST in several different directions.  This will normally eject 
particles from the roller surfaces and restore the smooth feel of the PC-Tech Trackball.
If the procedure above fails to restore smooth operation and you feel that your cursor movement is skipping because 
of dirt and you want to clean it by hand, follow these easy steps:


First, shut your computer down and unplug the trackball!






Take out the three screws found on the bottom of the trackball unit.



Lift off the top of the trackball unit.



Remove ball from inside.  Use a clean cloth and a small amount of 98%                           

   Isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol to clean the ball.



Rub the cloth over the three rollers that the ball sits on, to remove any   




Remove any dirt that has collected on the bottom of the case.  Place the ball into its original position. 

Replace the top cover and tighten the three screws.


You can easily remove the ball if you want to clean the MicroTrac or replace the ball.  To remove the ball:




Turn the ring that holds the ball clockwise until the ring is loose.



Lift the ring out; then lift the ball out.


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If something spills on the trackball, follow the above steps using a small amount of denatured alcohol on 
the cloth.  You may find additional cleaning information on the included disk.   If you have any 
questions, please call our technical support team.


Technical Support



Save Time Before You Call




If you are having trouble getting your device to roll or move the cursor properly, try cleaning it before 

calling technical support. Follow instructions above.




If you have trouble installing your PC-TRAC, please be in front    

   of your computer with your CST pointing device when you contact  
   CST.  Know the name of your product (found on the label on the  
   bottom of the pointing device).  This will help expedite your call.





If you have problems with your hardware, please contact your dealer or call our technical support team. Call 619-
579-1762, Monday to Friday, between 8am and 4:30pm, Pacific Standard Time, or Fax your questions to us at 










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FCC Compliance Statement


Note:  This equipment has been tested and found to comply within the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules.  
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in residential installations.  This equipment generates, uses 
and can radiate radio frequency energy, and if not installed and used in accordance with these instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio 
communications.  However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.


If this equipment does cause interference to radio or television equipment reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, 
the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:



Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna


Increase the separation between equipment and receiver


Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected


Consult the dealer or an experienced radio or television technician for help.


CAUTION:  Any changes or modifications to the equipment by the user not expressly approved by the grantee or manufacturer could void the 
user’s authority to operate such equipment.


The device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules.  Operation is subject to the following two conditions:


This device may not cause harmful interference.


This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operations.


The FCC requires the user to be notified that any changes or modifications made to this device that are not expressly approved by CST, Inc. may 
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.



Limited Warranty

CST, warrants its products against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year from receipt by the user. During the warranty period, CST will 
either, at its option, repair or replace products that prove to be defective.  Should CST be unable to repair or replace the product within a reasonable period of time, 
the customer’s alternative exclusive remedy shall be a refund of the purchase prices upon return of the product.

Customer Responsibilities:

 These warranties shall not apply to defects resulting from improper or inadequate maintenance by customer, customer supplied 

interfacing, unauthorized modification, misuse or improper installation.

Limitation of Warranty:

  CST makes no other warranty, either expressed or implied, with respect to this product. CST specifically disclaims any implied 

warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.  This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that may vary 
from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

Exclusive Remedy:

 The remedies provided herein are the customer’s sole and exclusive remedies.  In no event shall CST be liable for any direct, indirect, special, 

incidental or consequential damages, whether based on contract, tort or any other legal theory.

Obtaining Service:

  To obtain warranty service, the customer must first obtain a 






uthorization (RMA) from CST, prior to shipment of the 

product.  Customer will prepay all charges for shipping product to CST for warranty service and CST shall pay for return of product  to the customer (for product 
still under warranty).  Please contact our Technical Support personnel at 619-562-2223  for an RMA number.


Disclaimer and Software License

Complete Agreement

This is the complete and exclusive statement of the terms and conditions of the Agreement between us and supersedes any prior proposal or statement, whether 
oral or written.  In the event of any disputes regarding the terms and conditions of the Agreement, you agree that the laws of the State of California will govern the 
interpretation of the Agreement.



CST makes no warranty of any kind with regard to this material, including, but not limited too, implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular 
purpose. CST shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for incidental or consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance, or use of 
this product or of this material.  Further, CST reserves the right to make changes in the specifications of the product described within this manual at any time, 
without notice and without obligation of CST to notify any person of such revisions or changes.



Read these terms and conditions before using this software package.  Using this software package indicates your acceptance of all terms and conditions.  If you 
object it any terms or condition, you should promptly return the package without using it and your money will be refunded.

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Except as provided below, you may not copy or transfer any programs in whole or in part.  Your license allows you to:

A.        Use the programs with your pointing device on any computer.
B.        Transfer the program diskette to another party if you sell the opining device to another party.

Except as provided above, any attempt to sell, sublicense, assign, or transfer the license is void. 


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