BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-06-2007, 10:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Alabama
Model: 8100
PIN: N/A
Carrier: ATT
Posts: 5
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Rolling the Trackball types random letters

Please Login to Remove!

Has anyone seen this?

It started a few days ago, my trackball is basically useless on my 8100.

Whenever I roll it left or right, it begins typing the letters "e" or "q" randomly (sometimes it throws a "w" in there).

THIS ONLY OCCURS WHEN AT THE HOME SCREEN. THE TRACKBALL WORKS IN APPLICATIONS.

It started two days ago and magically stopped for one day but then started again today.

I've cleaned the trackball. Pulled the battery.

No success.. Is this a hardware problem or a software problem?

Thanks,
Offline  
Old 12-06-2007, 11:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
Crimson Tide Moderator
 
JSanders's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: North of the moss line
Model: 9xx0
OS: 7.0sumtin
PIN: t low
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 41,911
Post Thanks: 59
Thanked 241 Times in 180 Posts
Default

Welcome to the BBForums.

If you are on the homescreen when you roll the trackball, where do the letters 'e' and 'q' appear?

Often an issue like that is solved by pulling the battery, OR it indicates water damage.
Offline  
Old 12-06-2007, 11:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Alabama
Model: 8100
PIN: N/A
Carrier: ATT
Posts: 5
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Definitely not water damage. The moisture indicator is still white.

Battery pull didn't fix it.

Plus it's only a problem on the home screen. If I can ever get to an app, it works fine and the trackball works normally.

Strange enough, it's back working now. The only thing that changed is that I connected by bluetooth headset.


Same situation two days ago. I wonder how long it will stay working this time.

Thanks for the input.
Offline  
Old 12-06-2007, 11:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
Crimson Tide Moderator
 
JSanders's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: North of the moss line
Model: 9xx0
OS: 7.0sumtin
PIN: t low
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 41,911
Post Thanks: 59
Thanked 241 Times in 180 Posts
Default

Hey, Alabama here, too. Birmingham.
Offline  
Old 12-06-2007, 11:31 AM   #5 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Alabama
Model: 8100
PIN: N/A
Carrier: ATT
Posts: 5
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JSanders View Post
Welcome to the BBForums.

If you are on the homescreen when you roll the trackball, where do the letters 'e' and 'q' appear?
The letters appear in the dialing screen, just like you were dialing a number.

When you are at the home screen, and roll the trackball to get to an icon, it brings up the dialing screen and begins inserting R's and E's (sometimes W). It will keep inserting them as long as you roll the trackball.

Very strange.
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Southwire 10665803 315' ft Coil 6 Strand Bare Copper Grounding Wire
$89.99
Southwire 10665803 315' ft  Coil 6 Strand Bare Copper Grounding Wire pictureSQUARE D 31074-400-47 COIL 220/240V
$49.99
SQUARE D 31074-400-47 COIL 220/240V  pictureFUJI 3NC3H0E22 CONTACTOR 24 VAC/DC COIL 2NO 2NC AUX CONTACTS SC-N6 [125]
$199.95
FUJI 3NC3H0E22 CONTACTOR 24 VAC/DC COIL 2NO 2NC AUX CONTACTS SC-N6 [125] pictureFUJI 3NC4F0122 MAGNETIC CONTACTOR 120V COIL DC 100-120V AC 100-127V 2NO2NC
$474.95
FUJI 3NC4F0122 MAGNETIC CONTACTOR 120V COIL DC 100-120V AC 100-127V 2NO2NC pictureITT 7734A MAGNETIC CONTRACTOR Coil 24V 60-50 Cycle NOS
$29.99
ITT 7734A MAGNETIC CONTRACTOR Coil 24V 60-50 Cycle NOS picture






Copyright 2004-2016 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.