Originally Posted by illig
i've been forced to do this cleaning procedure every few weeks since getting my pearl. it stops rolling in one of the directions quite frequently
recently, i've had to take the trackball assembly apart to actually clean the little magnetic rollers
apparently RIM didn't remember the horrors of old 'ball' mice, and the grime that would collect within them during regular use
usually locking the device, pressing down and rolling firly in the direction that the ball gets stuck will work for this. that or blowing air into the assembly.