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Old 06-16-2008, 03:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I took off my trackball assembly to check out underneath the other day, and I don't think I messed anything up but after putting it back together it's possibly that it's dimmer or there's less light underneath the trackball now. I remember it being brighter than it is now. Basically under the trackball parts, there is only ONE bright white LED on the left sidewall under the ball but no second LED on the right side to even the light out. Is this normal? I can't see an LED bulb on that right side but it doesn't make sense that there isn't a second light on that side to make the light spread evenly under the ball. I attached pics below to show what I mean. I could be imagining things but I'm just checking with you fellow owners. Thanks!









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Old 06-16-2008, 03:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That is normal.
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Old 06-16-2008, 03:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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there's supposed to be only one light on one side? I could've sworn I read differently somewhere for another Curve. It makes no sense that they'd have the light be all uneven like that hmmm..
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Old 06-16-2008, 04:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hope you did not void your warranty on a fairly new device.
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Old 06-16-2008, 04:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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who cares? lol

besides, all I did was pop a piece of plastic out and put it back in...changed nothing.
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Old 06-16-2008, 04:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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That's not normal. There's suppose to be two. (Left/Right)

See my Verizon curve below.

The non CDMA curves I believe have 1 led directly under the ball. With the CDMA version, RIM changed up the design.

Time to get it replaced under warranty.


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Old 06-16-2008, 04:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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who cares? lol

besides, all I did was pop a piece of plastic out and put it back in...changed nothing.
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That's not normal. There's suppose to be two. (Left/Right)

See my Verizon curve below.

The non CDMA curves I believe have 1 led directly under the ball. With the CDMA version, RIM changed up the design.

Time to get it replaced under warranty.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2300/...5203ea.jpg?v=0
man, that would be a total bummer if someone were to trace your IP address to your current locale and sent this thread to every Verizon dealer in your area before you could try and make a warranty claim.

luckily this isnt 4chan or somethingawful.com forums.
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Old 06-16-2008, 04:47 PM   #8 (permalink)
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i just opened my 8320 and looked and there seemed to only be the one light... it really doesnt matter ne ways as long as it works
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Old 06-16-2008, 05:01 PM   #9 (permalink)
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only one light right underneath or to the left side like mine gbnemail?

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That's not normal. There's suppose to be two. (Left/Right)

See my Verizon curve below.

The non CDMA curves I believe have 1 led directly under the ball. With the CDMA version, RIM changed up the design.

Time to get it replaced under warranty.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2300/...5203ea.jpg?v=0
What could I have done? I don't even see a white bulb there on the right side like I see on the left side..WTF???

Here are macro comparison pics I took of each side.

First is the left side that does have the LED bulb:


Next is the right side where there is no bulb:


Two more of the same thing with the LED on, left side:


right side:


I mean I did not touch the area under the right side where there would be a bulb, what could have happened? I'm so confused, nothing ever broke off or anything like that!

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Old 06-17-2008, 04:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Lol, it was probably never there in the first place.

Just return it due to a manufacturing defect.
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You're making a mountain out of a mole hill.

There's nothing wrong with you device.
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Old 06-17-2008, 11:24 PM   #13 (permalink)
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maybe, but clearly other Verizon Curves DO have two LEDs making for better light behind it. I was just trying to find out if I damaged it or not really, it doesn't really bother me otherwise!
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How would you get it replaced? Tell them you took it apart to check? It's most likely a design change. They probably started out with only one (since that's how all the other curves were.) Then they decided to add two since someone complained that it was too dim. It also could have been the other way around. Maybe they decided they didn't need two and reduced it to one. Either way, i'd just forget about it.
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My curve only has 1 LED and it is with Verizon (I got this one about 4 weeks after launch, and it was manufactured in Canada) -- I am too Lazy to take a pic...
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My curve only has 1 LED and it is with Verizon (I got this one about 4 weeks after launch, and it was manufactured in Canada) -- I am too Lazy to take a pic...
I just got my new curve and it only has one led on the left side but the whole ball lights up fine.
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This is off topic, but what theme are you using on your device?
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This is off topic, but what theme are you using on your device?
who?
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Old 06-18-2008, 10:42 AM   #19 (permalink)
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looks like he is using a precision zen theme. In the first pics, he is using a modified background that can be found in the Media Section.
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can you supply a link to that wallpaper please?

and a link to precision theme?

i like that combo.
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