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Old 12-10-2007, 07:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If i get a pearl trackball mechanisum, and replace my Curve one would it work?

The other day i went to best buy and the curve they have on display has a softer trackball feeling and the pearl's as well, and more positive too !
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Old 12-10-2007, 08:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I believe that the answer is yes it will work!
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Old 12-11-2007, 07:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yea you can buy them online for like 12 bucks or something
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Heh, this thread has peaked my interest. How does one change their track ball mechanism. Is their some sort of instructional on this. If a lay person can do this I too would like to convert over to the Pearl trackball becasue I find the ball on my curve irritating becasue it is so hard.

Everyone please weigh in and give me guidance
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pop the chrome ring off and it comes right out. Some have an inner retaining ring to pull out first, though. The newer ones don't.
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Thanks John:

One last question John, do you agree with the post that the pearl trackball is softer and better than the curve trackball. Would you make this change as I really value your opinion
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The older Pearls were smoother rolling. The newer devices are rougher when rolling. i think it's just the rollers. The trackballs had trouble with debris getting lodged between the ball and the rollers and the cursor wouldn't move in one direction. I think that's why they change the trackball to the way it is now.
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Again thanks John. My roller is fine and my ball glides smoothly. My problem is that pushung in my trackball is a little stiff and pricks my thumb somewhat. But I think over time that stiffness will leave with wear and breaking in. I guess since my roller and glide of the ball is fine perhaps I should leave well enough alone.

Again thank you and I want to say I find you to be a great moderator who is really up on all of the posts on this forum and really tries to help the participants out.. Thank you
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John is da man! Very helpful, indeed.

We're holding a party when he hits 16,000 posts in like ten minutes. Drinks are on me, for everyone.

See you there!
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Where are we meeting?
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Where are we meeting?
Were YOU invited? pfffftttt... party crasher.

If you come, who's gonna fix all the trackballs, and keep UMA working around here?
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