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Old 05-09-2008, 04:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have searched everywhere on the web and everyone just replaces the phone which is cool if its still under warranty, but if not then can be pricey to pay for. I had a problem with not being able to select anything using the trackball. Its like it doesn't even respond when I push on it. Since this function or habit unexpectedly stripped from me I had to use the enter key for a couple of weeks which was sad. Well when the trackball is not selecting u are unable to use the shift like before too. You can't hold the shift for multiple capitalizations, numbers, and symbols. You have to do one by one method which is very annoying. And. You limited to using other apps on ur BB. So last night I was tired of it and was very determined to fix this right away. First, I stuck my fingernail into the side of the ring around the trackball and it popped out both the ring and the trackball. so I took a Qtip and and kinda cleaned around the area of dirt and dust, but that has nothing to to with the fix. The little metal piece where the trackball pushes to hit another contact on the phone needs a little attention. The bent the little metal just tad bit away from the trackball and then I took the qtip and removed the swab from it which left just the plastic part and while the phone is turned on that light on the phone is blinding you i hit the contact on the phone to see if it would select. and it did select. So i continued to hit it until it would select everytime i pushed down on it. then I replaced the trackball and then the silver ring. And Presto I can select again and hold the shift button while pushing in numbers and playing brickbreaker. Hope this helps. This all happened when I broke belt clip and started to put the phone in my pocket. So this phone and pockets dont mix. The culprit is due to the trackball being constantly be pressed down while in ur pocket.
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