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  1. gpia7r's Avatar
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    For the first time today, the trackball didn't want to recognize right-movement. It felt like it wasn't touching anything inside the device... so I would move my finger in the right-direction over the ball, and it was just 100% smoothly moving right without registering it as a movement.

    If I pressed down harder when moving it, it would start feeling like it was "catching" the right stuff, and it would move...

    Anyone else notice any problems with the ball becoming loose or not responding?

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    First, don't eat pizza or greasy hamburgers before using the 8900!!!

    Second, don't panic... wash your hands with soap... keep working the trackball, up, down, left and right... repeat until it starts working... it will work... I hope... mine did!!!
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    Mine occasionally does the same thing, only when trying to scroll up. Working the trackball up and down a few times has fixed the issue each time.

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    Mine has done it a couple of times when I scroll right but I just kept trying and it seems to be working just fine now.
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    This has been my only problem with bb's. The trackball died twice on my pearl and I started having problem with a 2nd pearl. I was going to get a storm to get away from trackballs. When I heard about the 8900 it was the only thing that made me hesitate. I read that it had been redesigned so I took a chance. I have had this problem once so far and I hope this one doesn't die on me to.
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    Mine started doing this recently...it has issues mostly going to the right but all the other directions seem fine. Its really annoying...did anyone trying getting a replacement phone for this problem?
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    that happend to me it was going on for a few weeks on and off i wasent letting me go down and it one day just completly stopped working and i called sprint and they sent mee anew one cause they said there was nothing you can do
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatboy97 View Post
    First, don't eat pizza or greasy hamburgers before using the 8900!!!

    Second, don't panic... wash your hands with soap... keep working the trackball, up, down, left and right... repeat until it starts working... it will work... I hope... mine did!!!
    Don't forget ribs/glazed doughnuts/chicken nuggets... well any type of finger food.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjneid View Post
    Don't forget ribs/glazed doughnuts/chicken nuggets... well any type of finger food.
    MMMMMMMMMMM, that sounds delicious!
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    Quote Originally Posted by aristile View Post
    MMMMMMMMMMM, that sounds delicious!

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    continue talking about the track ball problem.....
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    Im having trouble with my trackball as well. Lets say i want to REPLY to a text and i hit menu, when i click on reply it takes me 2 FORWARD (under reply). It chooses whatever is under what i want 2 click on. When the screen is lock and i want to unlock it I need to be careful because the next option under UNLOCK is EMERGENCY CALL and it keeps selecting the Emergency option instead of unlock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatboy97 View Post
    First, don't eat pizza or greasy hamburgers before using the 8900!!!

    Second, don't panic... wash your hands with soap... keep working the trackball, up, down, left and right... repeat until it starts working... it will work... I hope... mine did!!!
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    I can't think of anything but food now! OK, clean thumbs, that's already been said. Do a search for cleaning methods, several are mentioned.

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    mine stopped going down because the case on mine was to tight. i do not know if u have a case on urs though
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    Mine also started having issues going right. I tried everything suggested and nothing worked. Ended up replacing the BB trackball with a G1 trackball (along with a black bezel and black battery cover) and couldn't be happier. Works great now!

    Of course, since I bought my 8900 off of ebay, I didn't have the warranty option. (At least I don't think I did...)
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    Not with this unit, had several issues with the pearl..god i hated that.

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