Originally Posted by Ricta
Is there anyway I can clean my trackball without taking it out and actually make a difference in how good it rolls? Last time I tried to take it out it was kind of a disaster when I couldn't get it back in properly and in result had to get another one put in. I also don't really want to send it in to bbrepairshop.com again due to how pricey it is.
There are excellent instructions here to remove and clean. Step by step with pictures. As long as you are carefuly and lay things in the exact order and position that they came out you should be fine.
Otherwise, If it's sticking then lock the keypad and roll it while keeping the trackball depressed in the opposite direction that it is sticking. You can spray compressed air on it (don't get too close). I would not recommend trying to clean the ball with any type of liquid without removal. Some will use a little windex on a rag but the moisture is just to risky in my opinion.