08-11-11 12:19 PM
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  1. burberryballa23's Avatar
    best way to clean the trackball is to order a black one, haha...the white one will just keep turning brown, black ball was by far the best thing ive ever done to this phone!
    03-17-09 01:17 PM
  2. mycoreisflaccid's Avatar
    I also enjoy the licking method and second the fact that it works very well.

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    i 3rd the licking method. it's kinda like blowing on a nintendo cartridge... doesn't sound like it would work, but then you try it!
    04-22-09 04:02 PM
  3. anth0ny.nguy3n's Avatar
    Buy a black one on cnn.cn. That's what I did.
    +1 for the black trackball
    04-22-09 06:00 PM
  4. stankuo's Avatar
    Why black? What difference does the color make?

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    04-22-09 06:12 PM
  5. Jayr_'s Avatar
    thanks for the info!
    04-22-09 06:13 PM
  6. msaster's Avatar
    I use one of those microfiber towels and it does work well for the screen and trackball
    04-22-09 10:39 PM
  7. skyjackal's Avatar
    I use a little bit of lens cleaner and give it a good rolling about. Seems to work okay.

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    04-22-09 11:27 PM
  8. Vicious_Cid's Avatar
    Why black? What difference does the color make?

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    The material is different from the bold one, it has more...grip.

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    04-23-09 05:41 AM
  9. deluxe_498's Avatar
    i usually take apart then entire trackball apart, give it a good cleaning with alcohol and then water, and put it back together works good as new! scrolls alot smoother too
    04-24-09 12:36 AM
  10. Xthaname's Avatar
    pls is there a way to use the blackberry internet service on Laptop. not gprs cause that bills me. i did the whole modem thing and when i connect it bills me i dont know why scince i have the blackberry internet active right...
    08-27-09 08:25 AM
  11. bmph8ter's Avatar
    I just hold mine vertically or with the screen facing down. Then, click in the trackball with my thumbnail while rolling it around or perhaps blasting it with a few quick shots of canned air if it's really sticking. That usually gets the dust and lint out. Then, I guess you could follow up with the alcohol on a Qtip if you wanted it really squeaky clean.
    08-27-09 01:17 PM
  12. synwars's Avatar
    Why black? What difference does the color make?

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    Doesn't turn "smokers tooth yellow" like the white one does.
    08-27-09 04:31 PM
  13. coldfeet06's Avatar
    Doesn't turn "smokers tooth yellow" like the white one does.
    Even if my trackball was black I'd still clean it. Just because its black it doesn't mean it doesn't get dirty. I guess my fear of germs kicks in.
    08-27-09 04:56 PM
  14. jikdoc's Avatar
    thanks for the tips, mine stopped rolling left today too
    08-27-09 11:22 PM
  15. Turb0's Avatar
    The black ones just look like dirty trackballs lol

    Ive had to send mine back about 5 times for the trackball not responding after ive got so much crap in it!

    Annoying really But doesnt cost me anything so cheaper than buying new ones!
    08-28-09 03:38 AM
  16. g000se's Avatar
    I took my trackball apart yesterday and cleaned it completely.

    Trying to put it back together i broke the metal casing and destroyed the housing.

    Popped out to the dodgy geezer on the street corner in haryana, india - it seems no matter where you are in the world you can pick up a new trackball these days. Didnt think i would be able to get one in sh1tbox haryana.

    My new track ball is smashing, i had upped the sensetivity on my last one so high i could hardly control this one at first..

    now, where is that black sharpie?
    08-28-09 08:38 AM
  17. AJ_Franklin's Avatar
    LOL. I won't be trying that licking method.

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    Yes, but it took a licking and kept on clicking! (ducks)
    08-28-09 11:14 AM
  18. evilp8ntballer7's Avatar
    I took the whole trackball assembly out and put it in a cup of rubbing alcohol and swished it around for about 5 mins and let it dry
    08-28-09 12:40 PM
  19. icanican's Avatar
    just some alcohol/ lighter fluid, a microfibre fabric/ladie's knickers, some cotton buds..... can do the trick. need not endeavor any surgical procedures to the phone.
    08-29-09 12:37 AM
  20. janx's Avatar
    is there any video instructions as how to totally disassemble the trackball and reassemble? i think i got a lot of crap stuck onto the rollers.
    08-29-09 01:50 PM
  21. joemecu's Avatar
    is there any video instructions as how to totally disassemble the trackball and reassemble? i think i got a lot of crap stuck onto the rollers.
    There's a video linked in post #2 that shows how to disassemble the Bold... It looks like you have to remove the housing to get everything apart for the trackball assembly.
    08-29-09 02:50 PM
  22. janx's Avatar
    I know that part but I'm talking about if there is a way to remove the trackball itself out of its housing to clean inside it and the trackball itself.

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    08-29-09 04:57 PM
  23. robertclapham's Avatar
    Well...I've tried cleaning with all sorts of solvents with little success... but I turned the slipping ball with a wet thumb and it worked fine afterwards...?

    So... What I now do is whenever I get the trackball sticking clean my hands carefully, wet the trackball.... dry my hands and then repeatedly turn the trackball until it engages... and works fine for weeks before I have to do it again.... but use clean water and don't drown the thing.....

    let me know if it works...?
    11-17-09 12:58 PM
  24. K B's Avatar
    I know that part but I'm talking about if there is a way to remove the trackball itself out of its housing to clean inside it and the trackball itself.

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    But why do that when you can get a new trackball for 7 bucks or whatever? My old trackball was dirty but also the plastic itself seems to get a bit porous and bumpy over time. A new trackball is sweeeeeet.
    11-17-09 06:11 PM
  25. xamdam's Avatar
    I use precision oil that i bought from radio shack, its non conductive.

    I dab just a little bit ontop of the trackball and then roll it around.... clean extra oil off with my finger.... not a towel or tissue paper.

    Just a dab ppl.. not a huger DAB.... just a little bit like the whole top of the tackball.

    Good for a few weeks or more..... the trackball comes prelube and when it dries out. The ball can become stuck.
    11-17-09 07:34 PM
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