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Old 09-01-2009, 09:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My scroll ball would only move sideways or downward.
It wouldn't scroll upward well maybe a notch or two for a second when I kept trying to force it.
I also noticed upward and downward arrow icons on the right hand side of the screen.
I rebooted twice to no avail.
The ball just came back on it's own.
Has this ever happened before to anyone?
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Dust or dirt under the trackball has been known to cause those problems...

Rebooting doesn't help as it is a physical issue.
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Yeah well I did have a 3-day weekend where I virtually ignored it.
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Old 09-01-2009, 10:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Remove the battery (or power the device off / put it in sleep mode), then press on the trackball and scroll up. Do this for a minute or two. This should dislodge whatever debris is under the trackball.
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Old 09-01-2009, 01:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If you're carrying the BB in your pocket, make sure it's in a case. The trackball has quite an appetite for pocket lint/dust.
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Old 09-01-2009, 01:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If you're carrying the BB in your pocket, make sure it's in a case. The trackball has quite an appetite for pocket lint/dust.
Yeah I think it got hungry while sitting in my bedroom on the charger all weekend.
Housekeeper must have done a good job at dusting
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Yeah I think it got hungry while sitting in my bedroom on the charger all weekend.
Housekeeper must have done a good job at dusting

Perhaps the help is using your BB to do the dusting...
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Curve trackball FTL
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Yeah I think it got hungry while sitting in my bedroom on the charger all weekend.
Housekeeper must have done a good job at dusting

Perhaps the help is using your BB to do the dusting...
HeeYeah, better start hiding that thing!
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:50 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yeah well I did have a 3-day weekend where I virtually ignored it.
*gasp!!!*
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