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Old 04-16-2007, 05:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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can anyone offer me some help? I somehow got dirt or sand stuck inside the trackball area. now it is extremely difficult to scroll down. It makes like a scratchy/crunchy noise when i try to scroll down. Is there a way to clean the scroll ball out? would i have to somehow disassemble the phone? has anyone else had this problem?
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Default A old mod for the 8100 may work for you

There was a mod a while back for the 8100 that could help you get started with taking apart the 8800 (no Guarantee).
http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...eassembly.html

If I were you I would probably start at the store you bought your phone from or maybe try contacting RIM.
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Try a can of that compressed air. =)

I clean my Pearl with it about once per week. Just to be safe I turn it off. =)
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gently with your fingernail, remove the ring around the trackball and remove it to clean it.

It works for me....
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gently with your fingernail, remove the ring around the trackball and remove it to clean it.

It works for me....
A combo of this and the compressed air may be the best think you can do. While your cleaning the dirt I would sugest taking a q tip or a cotton swab with some alchol to the ball to clean any finger oils or small dirt deposits.
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