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Old 06-22-2007, 11:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I hope that I am not the only one who has had the misfortune of having their trackball get stuck and not move in one direction... But I couldn't find any posts on it so here is a link that I found helpful in getting mine back to going.

BlackBerryInsight How to clean your BlackBerryxxx8217;s Trackball

I'm not so sure that the trackball is going to last out my contract on the phone, it just doesn't seem like it's sturdy enough to make it.
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You didn't find this post?

http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...ll+disassembly

I found it, and many others, by typing "trackball disassembly" into the search bar.
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"Disassembly" was the only one I didn't try. I knew as soon as I posted it that somebody would probably find it.hehe Pictures here are much better than the ones I found. Thanks for the correction!
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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8300/4.2.2 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)

Thank you for that! I have been having intermittent problems with my track ball not wanting to scroll down, so I will definitely bookmark this for future use.
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Get a can of Air and blast directly into the trackball. That fixed my 8800's problem. Make sure to hold the can vertical and shoot a test blast or two to make sure you're not shooting frost.
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You didn't find this post?

http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...ll+disassembly

I found it, and many others, by typing "trackball disassembly" into the search bar.
Ha...
I had a laugh reading this...
Does anyone remember the famous IBM Tech Paper describing how to clean mouse balls?
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I had the malfunctioning trackball, wouldn't go up. Blowing compressed air didn't help. I then popped off the silver rink using the procedure outlined in the link, and this lets the trackball unit out. I didn't disassemble the unit but just used compressed air on it and in the space, put it back together and -- fingers crossed -- it is working fine. This is a *much* less risky procedure than disassembling the trackball unit.
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