BlackBerry Forums Support Community

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-22-2008, 11:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
Join Date: Dec 2007
Model: 8830
Carrier: Verizon Wireless
Posts: 6
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default 8800 Trackball wont please!!

Please Login to Remove!

For a couple of days, my trackball has just not been working right. At first it wouldn't scroll down the right way, so I tried putting it on mute and scrolling it every way possible. Then I used a can of compressed air, and eventually opened it op very carefully and cleaned a bunch of gunk out.

Now, scrolling down seems to work allright, but scrolling up does not work AT ALL. It's getting pretty frustrating, I basically can't even use the device!

Any advice--should I call for a replacement--is this even possible if I didn't pay for insurance?

Thanks in advance!
Old 07-22-2008, 11:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
Retired BBF Moderator
Sith_Apprentice's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Model: 9000
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 10,149
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry 9000

$10 or so will get you a new trackball. Its easy to replace it. Check the link in my sig.
Old 07-23-2008, 12:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
Iare Tosevite's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Between chair and monitor at WA.
Model: 8830
Carrier: Sprint
Posts: 565
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

Try save $10 by pressing on trackball and moving upwards in direction that's stuck. That's how I got mine unstuck twice in 2 different directions.
"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
- Ken Olson, 1977
( And we now wear them! Blackberries are computers too! )
Old 07-23-2008, 10:04 AM   #4 (permalink)
Dubdub's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Hampshire
Model: App6+
PIN: Ask
Carrier: ATT & Verizon
Posts: 20,038
Post Thanks: 52
Thanked 777 Times in 737 Posts

Probably dirt or lint. Do you carry the BB in your pocket?

You can do a search and find a possible solution as this has been discussed many times.

Turn off the BB. Press and roll the trackball int he direction that's stuck. Then roll it around in all directions. If you have some canned air, press the ball and blow the air all around.

Turn on the BB and it should work.
-->>BB FAQ

-->>Stinsonddog's Tip Site!


If someone helps, tell them by clicking the Thanks button.!!
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

APPLE 630-0895-B  VRAM 128K X 8 BOARD CARD VINTAGE pictureAPPLE 820-0522-A 630-0895-B LITE VRAM 128K X 8 BOARD >
APPLE 820-0522-A 630-0895-B LITE VRAM 128K X 8 BOARD > picture

Copyright 2004-2016
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.