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Old 04-01-2008, 10:56 PM   #41 (permalink)
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i just finished doing this after days of contemplating whether or not to...

turning my BB back on and seeing my trackball still functioning was the HUGEST feeling of relief.. i wouldn't have even cared if it was greasier than i started out with.

dont know if i'd go thru the trouble again, but i must say my trackball does feel cleaner/smoother. i found gunk caked on the inside of one of the rings.

be careful when doing this, i can see how someone can easily render their phone useless! but much thanks to the OP!
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Old 04-16-2008, 03:09 AM   #42 (permalink)
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sweet i did this, and it worked great!
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Old 04-21-2008, 06:42 AM   #43 (permalink)
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worked like a charm! Great post OP!

I love being able to take care of my phone.
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this is great info thanks, since i sometimes hand my phone off to my techs with their greasy paws lol, i have found it to be a hassle to deal with trying to tell them not to touch the ball, of course sometimes my paws get greasy too, although i do try to keep them clean since i am dealing with paper work and such but sometimes tire dust and stuff i seem to forget.
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Old 04-25-2008, 03:20 AM   #45 (permalink)
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good to try but not with my trembling hand ;)
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Old 05-04-2008, 05:33 AM   #46 (permalink)
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thanks buddy I was searching for the same from long time. Just one question "will this effect device warranty"?
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Old 05-11-2008, 11:20 AM   #47 (permalink)
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Default I used these instructions to clean my BB 8830

worked very well!

But I was able to bring the "pearl" white like it was when I first got the phone

Anyone knows of a product that will whiten the Pearl?

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Old 05-15-2008, 07:56 PM   #48 (permalink)
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thankx thats helpful but shouldnt the insurance cover that if it needs cleaning
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Old 05-20-2008, 10:54 AM   #49 (permalink)
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Great guide!

Thank you!!
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Old 05-26-2008, 12:13 AM   #50 (permalink)
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just wanted to say thanks!

i had my curve for about 6 months & out of the blue, i couldn't scroll down. i saw this & gave it a shot... & wouldn't you know it; it worked!
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:10 PM   #51 (permalink)
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I'm not sure if this was posted on here but if you bring your phone into a warrenty center and you show them that you do that it will be considered phys damage. that will void out your warrenty on the phone. just a heads up. so make sure you dont do that in front of them
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Old 06-02-2008, 10:06 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Just like to start and say Hi to everybody as this is my first post... Hey

I took it apart. But I bent the lil metal ring and couldn't put it back together. My own fault. So i tried to fix it but ended up loosing one of the lil wheels.

So i ordered 2 new trackballs off ebay for 25$ with shipping for both.

I went back to the store where i bought it, they told me to call rogers and they would send me a new phone. I called them on a Friday afternoon and i got my new (refurbished) blackberry today (Monday) so all in all wasn't so bad except I had to go around for 4 days with no trackball but finally managed to figure it out.

So with my new refurbed saved me from having to buy a new keyboard ( it was starting to sag) and a new housing for the phone ( the smell on it from my cigar smoke fingers was getting to be unbarable)
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Old 06-19-2008, 12:02 PM   #53 (permalink)
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oh my god. it felt like i was operating on a patient.thank you verry much.i found a big hairball in it and i always use a holster.i finally got it working.
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Great pictures and advice. Was so frustrated with my trackball not rolling up I was ready to toss the thing. The pictures tell the story to perfection. Thanks.

BTW, I used 91% pure Isopropyl alcohol on the rollers, what we used in the old days to clean cassette and VCR rollers, capstans, and belts.
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wow i couldn't get it to click back together so i did the best i could and put it back and its OK.. ill just get a new one, btw the 91% pure isopropyl alcohol didn't help with the discoloration of my trackball, when i get my new one, i will experiment and let it soak over night and see how it comes out
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thx for the diy manual :D
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Old 07-12-2008, 02:49 PM   #57 (permalink)
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very informative Thank you!
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this really helped
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:48 PM   #60 (permalink)
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My trackball wouln not scroll down. This brought it back to like new! Thanks for such a clear explaination.
(I also took this oppertunity to "color" my led to blue, worked great)
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