Originally Posted by JaredH
Hi guys, well I'm back here with a pearl issue now. I had a 8830 and the track ball broke 5 times. What would happen is that it would wouldn't select when depressed, you couldn't hold shift and do multiple symbols like !!!!! you would need to hit shift, hit symbol, hit shift, hit symbol, etc.
It also would select some keys without me actually hitting any buttons, most commonly happening during txting; the phone automatically brings up the send icon and hits it.
Now I'm having the same problems with my 8130. I'm not sure what it could be. whipping the phone doesn't do anything either. All my third party apps are gone and it continues.
I treat it very nice as well, it goes in my jeans pocket, I also don't use it with greasy or oily fingers. I tried cleaning the track ball with rubbing alcohol too. Also depressing and scrolling to try to get rid of dirt or dust but it doesn't help.
It's supposidly not a common problem and my friend works for Verizon and he has never seen anything like it, although his brother happens to have a 8830 and he also has the same problems as me (he doesn't use third party apps).
Can anyone help me?
Pocket is not the best place although I do it too. Always make sure the trackball is against you leg and not facing out.
When you leave against things it can trash the trackball, desk, etc. You can buy them now for less than 10 bucks if the issue is the trackball itself. I have replaced many!