BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-20-2008, 06:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Hong Kong
Model: 9900
Carrier: CSL1010
Posts: 51
Post Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default New Bold Trackball Problem

Please Login to Remove!

As a total BB addict, I was so pleased to receive my new Bold yesterday, just to find out the trackball was defect

Upward movement was random or not working at all. Quite a disappointment for a brand new unit. Supposed to get a replacement tomorrow. Hope it will be ok ...
Offline  
Old 08-20-2008, 07:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
zkyevolved's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Madrid, Spain
Model: 9000
OS: 4.6.0.228
PIN: 25707D3B
Carrier: Vodafone
Posts: 574
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Let's all hope so
__________________
BB8100>8800>8300>8310>8100>HTC Touch Dual>iPhone8GB>8300 again>Smsung Omnia>iPhone 3g16GB>Storm>BOLD!
Current PIN:25707D3B
Offline  
Old 08-20-2008, 07:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
Retired BBF Moderator
 
Shaun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Model: 9700
OS: 5.0.0.296
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 2,384
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Phone Insurance + Warranty + Horizon Wireless Online = my future Bold will always be in working order.

Sorry to hear about the OPs issue, that is a real downer for a new toy.
__________________
Offline  
Old 08-20-2008, 08:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Model: 9000
Carrier: T-Mobile Netherlands
Posts: 42
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

In my opinion the trackball from the bold isnt half as good as the 8800 or 8100. It feels like crap...and the sound is horrible. The 8800 feels and rolls much better.
Offline  
Old 08-20-2008, 08:56 AM   #5 (permalink)
Retired BBF Moderator
 
Shaun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Model: 9700
OS: 5.0.0.296
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 2,384
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I wonder how it compares to the 83xx Trackball? I always thought the 8800 Trackball was smoother than my 8310.
__________________
Offline  
Old 08-20-2008, 09:04 AM   #6 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
JW021979's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: UK
Model: 9700
OS: 5.0.0.421
Carrier: O2 UK
Posts: 207
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shaun27612 View Post
I wonder how it compares to the 83xx Trackball? I always thought the 8800 Trackball was smoother than my 8310.
As far as I am aware the 88XX, 81XX and 83XX use the same trackball so there should not be any difference. Dont know about the Bold trackball.
__________________
Scientia est potentia
Offline  
Old 08-21-2008, 12:37 AM   #7 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Hong Kong
Model: 9900
Carrier: CSL1010
Posts: 51
Post Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Received my replacement Bold this morning. Trackball works perfect. My world is in order again.
Trackball is on par with my previous 8820, not worse, not better.
Offline  
Old 08-21-2008, 08:50 AM   #8 (permalink)
MBW
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
MBW's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Model: 8110
PIN: N/A
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 393
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Berry_Black View Post
In my opinion the trackball from the bold isnt half as good as the 8800 or 8100. It feels like crap...and the sound is horrible. The 8800 feels and rolls much better.
They all use the same trackball module.

The biggest difference is that in the Bold, there's a retainer clip inside the case.

So if you have any spare trackballs - or want to order some from Horizon Wireless just in case - you won't have to mark which is for which.
__________________
/\/\\/\/
Offline  
Old 08-21-2008, 09:36 AM   #9 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Golga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Model: 9000
Carrier: Rogers
Posts: 28
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I am hoping the Bold solves my issues with the 8300 where the ring holding in the trackball easily gets damaged and loses the tiny plastic clips that hold it in place. Right now my trackball is being held in with tape awaiting my purchase of a Bold.
Offline  
Old 08-23-2008, 06:59 PM   #10 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Model: 9800
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Rogers
Posts: 36
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

is it hard to remove the trackball , on my curve i jsut poped it out and i sued clear celophane paper that was red transparent and placed a tiny piece over the led then my trackball was red. wonderin how easy to do that with this one ?
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.