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Old 05-28-2008, 06:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a Pearl and recently purchased a Curve on ebay to see if I would like the QWERTY better. The trackball on the Pearl has "travel" and clicks when you press down on it(like pressing a button. The Curve trackball has no downward play and no click or any response tactully when you push it, it does work and execute the choice, but you don't know you did anything till you see the screen.
I thought it was defective and bought an OEM replacement which is supposed to be for the Curve or Pearl, it functions in the same way however.
Is this normal for the Curve!
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Old 05-28-2008, 07:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have a Pearl and recently purchased a Curve on ebay to see if I would like the QWERTY better. The trackball on the Pearl has "travel" and clicks when you press down on it(like pressing a button. The Curve trackball has no downward play and no click or any response tactully when you push it, it does work and execute the choice, but you don't know you did anything till you see the screen.
I thought it was defective and bought an OEM replacement which is supposed to be for the Curve or Pearl, it functions in the same way however.
Is this normal for the Curve!
Thanks for Your help.
Rolech

If it's used it's likely that the contact underneath has lost some of it's spring and is flattened out. If you remove the trackball and the battery you can GENTLY take a bent paper clip and bend the contact up (looks like a copper spoon). This should restore your "Click" feel. Be careful and do this at your own risk.

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Old 05-28-2008, 08:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you so much for your help.Thats what it feel like as if I'm missing a spring or part, when I looked at that copper pad which sits in the center of the LED arrays I thought maybe something went on top, it looked like a flat circuit board contact, didn't realize it was bendable ie: provided the spring.ps Thanks for the heads up on the battery, i thought why take out the battery? Da!didn't realize you could short out working with contact.
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ps again; my cround copper spoon is mounted in/on a flat square of plastic,it seems as if the copper has some give to it with downward pressure but also seems to be covered with a thin clear plastic membrane(like saran wrap) which doesn't make sense if it is an electrical contact. I'm having trouble finding where to ben it upward from(what location ie:12 oclock 3 ect.
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