1. urbanblues's Avatar
    I've got a Blackberry Pearl 8220, had it a few weeks. For some reason the 'Trackball' will only operate downwards and from left to right, right to left.

    Any ideas as to the problem?
    02-04-09 02:24 PM
  2. a_silent_song's Avatar
    Sounds like your trackball needs cleaning.
    02-04-09 02:28 PM
  3. urbanblues's Avatar
    Sounds like your trackball needs cleaning.

    Thanks. Is this usual after only a few weeks?

    How does one clean a 'Trackball'?
    02-04-09 02:30 PM
  4. Tremortality's Avatar
    It can happen yes. You can try a battery pull first. If that does not fix it I would clean it......

    This will help you

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f3/how-...rackball-3243/
    02-04-09 02:31 PM
  5. a_silent_song's Avatar
    It can happen yes. You can try a battery pull first. If that does not fix it I would clean it......

    This will help you

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f3/how-...rackball-3243/
    Thanks for that. I was still trying to dig up the link for them. I'm kinda distracted by my OS upgrade on my Bold.
    02-04-09 02:34 PM
  6. Tremortality's Avatar
    No worries. I keep that one handy since alot of folks ask about it.

    Peace

    Trem
    02-04-09 02:39 PM
  7. Eaglesfan251's Avatar
    This happened to me where I could only go down and no other direction. A battery pull fixed it though.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-04-09 03:35 PM
  8. urbanblues's Avatar
    Thanks all. I pulled the battery, and ‘presto’ my trackball’s back on track.

    I’m not sure trying to prise the metal rose off in order to get at the ball is something I’d have the confidence to do – I’m disabled and not very dexterous. If I then damaged the handset, would I be in breach of warranty?

    Also, I was very concerned when I thought I’d have to dismantle the thing that this should occur within weeks of purchase, a little disconcerting for the long term.

    Thanks.
    02-04-09 03:51 PM
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