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Old 04-21-2007, 05:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Cleaning the trackball for noobs.. Pictures included... !! check em out !!!!

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Step 1:


Stick your fingernail in the top part of the outer ring.

Step 2:

Pry the ring out lightly with your finger nail.

Step 3:


Pry out the 2nd ring VERY lightly, as the 2nd ring is very thin and easy to bend.

Step 4:


Take out the base of the trackball, again by prying it out with your finger nail.

Step 5:

Use rubbing alcohol and a Q-Tip and DON'T soak the Q-Tip with the alcohol, jut have a little bit on the swab and let the cotton swab roll around the trackball to remove any excess dirt and make ur ball cleaner ! Then use the opposite side to dry it of course....

Step 6:
Do the same thing you did when you took it apart, and you may want to use a lead pencil to get the 2nd ring into its place because there is a small slot to get it in... If you want pictures on how to get the trackball together, just ask !!

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Old 04-21-2007, 05:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I just spit on my trackball and shine it up real good.
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Old 04-21-2007, 05:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Cool ya i accidentally snapped the trackball out of place when it was in my pocket, but had got it back in, its not really that hard.

What theme is that?

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I just spit on my trackball and shine it up real good.
If you are as cute as you appear that may work, but if I saw someone spitting on their blackberry I'd probably slap them on the spot .

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Old 04-21-2007, 07:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Meh...
I thought the trackball was super-ultra-mega-trance dirt/body oil/spit/whatnot-resistant and never needs cleaning.

I hope you just wasted your time cleaning it
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Old 04-21-2007, 07:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Meh...
I thought the trackball was super-ultra-mega-trance dirt/body oil/spit/whatnot-resistant and never needs cleaning.

I hope you just wasted your time cleaning it
The trackball it self doesnt is plastic and doesnt absorb stuff, but there are grooves on it for traction that trap dirt/oil/lint/dirt.
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Meh...
I thought the trackball was super-ultra-mega-trance dirt/body oil/spit/whatnot-resistant and never needs cleaning.

I hope you just wasted your time cleaning it
and i was just showing other people how to do it
if you dont like it get the **** out of here

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Step 1:

Stick your fingernail in the top part of the outer ring.

Step 2:
Pry the ring out lightly with your finger nail.

Step 3:
Pry out the 2nd ring VERY lightly, as the 2nd ring is very thin and easy to bend.

Step 4:
Take out the base of the trackball, again by prying it out with your finger nail.

Step 5:
Use rubbing alcohol and a Q-Tip and DON'T soak the Q-Tip with the alcohol, jut have a little bit on the swab and let the cotton swab roll around the trackball to remove any excess dirt and make ur ball cleaner ! Then use the opposite side to dry it of course....

Step 6:
Do the same thing you did when you took it apart, and you may want to use a lead pencil to get the 2nd ring into its place because there is a small slot to get it in... If you want pictures on how to get the trackball together, just ask !!

- Spiffy
Nice write up Spiffy, good contribution.
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Stfu, hater. and i was just showing other people how to do it
if you dont like it get the **** out of here
All right settle down, no need to get yourself out of sorts.
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All right settle down, no need to get yourself out of sorts.
Ya, everyone calm down. Its just an opinion, everyone has one of those and an ***hole.
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Nice write up Spiffy, good contribution.
Thanks.
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Great work Spiffy, between few contributors end users will benefit by using one or the other way to clean trackball. Users now have choice on how they want to clean their trackballs.

Ah, the feeling of clean trackball.
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Old 04-21-2007, 10:32 PM   #12 (permalink)
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For those who think the ball doesn't get dirty, it does. It turns dark over time, too. I've even used the alcohol to clean the actual rollers as they get dirt on them just as the rollers in a mouse do. Clean the rollers themselves and the trackball smoothes out again. If you do take it apart down to the rollers just pay close attention to which direction the rollers go.
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Spiffy- OT, but what theme is that?
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and i was just showing other people how to do it
if you dont like it get the **** out of here
lmao.... I use baby wipes to clean mine, it works the same as alcohol with less work, good pics spliff
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lmao.... I use baby wipes to clean mine, it works the same as alcohol with less work, good pics spliff
Haha, SPLIFF ?
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Old 04-22-2007, 02:26 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Spiffy is one sexybeast

Everyone should hollah`

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SIKE hahahah

This is a good thread, it helped me

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and i was just showing other people how to do it
if you dont like it get the **** out of here
I'm sorry dude. You got it all wrong.
Your post is really helpful. I was just saying that i never thought that i should clean it.
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anyone need any other pics of anything?
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Old 04-22-2007, 04:42 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Taking the trackball out of it's housing?
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