Bold 9790 Clicky/Wiggly/Shakey Trackpad "Fix"
Just wanted to share with you a quick, cheap and effective solution to fixing your trackpad with something I just figured out today. When I bought my Bold 9790 there was no play with the trackpad till recently and yes, it is very very annoying. So I was searching up ways to fix this but either you gotta take apart the whole phone or put a sticker over it.. neither of these solutions sounded good to me so I figured this out:
-Get a used or old clear screen protector and a pair of scissors.
-Cut very thin slices of the screen protector no wider then a couple millimeters and the length should be no longer then the length of one side the square.
-Now comes the cheap fix...with these thin slices (i found that 3 slices work fine) stuff one slice on the left side crack of the trackpad, then stuff in another slice at the bottom, and then one on the right. Make sure they are thoroughly stuffed inside the cracks around the trackpad, they should not be visible or come out. You can use a card or the rest of the screen protector to stuff in the slices till they are not visible.
The reason why i found this works perfectly is because there is a lot of room for the trackpad to move around in the housing, making the clicking noise very noticeable. By stuffing those thin slices of screen protector (which also have a sticky coating so its less likely to fall back out) in the surrounding trackpad area it limits the space the trackpad moves hence, NO more sound and solid operation
FYI: This fix may not be for everyone if you dont like the thought of sliding things in your phone... but trust me it worked like a charm and the trackpad works better than ever, I could have just not told anyone but what's the use of that .
HOPE IT WORKS FOR THE REST OF YOU!
EDIT: Actually i just realized the more the better, I just put a couple more in and its solid.
Last edited by blakobecwa; 05-25-2012 at 02:22 PM.
- 05-25-2012, 04:40 PM #2
i wouldn't recommend sliding anything in your phone
Both replies raise good points, so if anyone does try to do this, use cation and try at ur own risk, but I don't notice anything wrong with my phone's operation or the trackpad itself.
I'm just enjoying the click free operation, much better not feeling the trackpad move around.
This is just a nice solution that a piece of plastic can fix so why not save the hassle of returning and exchanging devices all the time.
- CrackBerry Genius
05-26-2012, 12:45 PM #7
- 3,872 Posts
Interesting if a wobbly trackpad is an issue on the 9790's. I have this on my 9850 and do not have the issue on either of the 9930's I own. The common thing is the 9850 and 9790 both have the same raised button design. I am wondering if there is something about that design that makes it prone to that.
The Bold 99xx phones have more of a one piece flat type of design for the buttons/trackpad area.
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- CrackBerry Abuser
05-26-2012, 02:17 PM #8
- 106 Posts
No the trackpad of my 9790 is just fine. It's not a common problem I suppose. Hard luck friend.
And how can it have anything to to with the raised buttons? It's just a manufacturing fault in a few units. I'm sure other models have some wobbly trackpads too.
- CrackBerry User
05-27-2012, 06:08 AM #9
- 76 Posts
It is a common occurence and not due to Manf defect but rather is a design issue/ characteristic. The reason many folks may not realise it is there is because depending on how easily one can detect sensitivity, some actually realise it being there and some dont. agreed it may feel more pronounced on some units. For me it seems to appear and disappear even within a single day.
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So you never know yours could start at any given time or not at all.
- CrackBerry Abuser
05-28-2012, 11:02 AM #11
- 106 Posts
- 05-29-2012, 04:56 PM #12
had posted a similar post a while back when I first got my 9790. It's a pity too because other than this issue, I find this to be the best and most beautiful BB I own/have owned (nicer than the 9900 by far). But the wiggly trackpad is a real bummer.
Its been over a week since I slid those pieces into the sides of the trackpad and its sooo solid now its amazing...that cheap feeling that I got from the clickyness is finally gone for good so easily. I really think people should try it, even though it sounds sketchy it really works good.