08-11-11 12:19 PM
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  1. hachikid's Avatar
    I have to support the licking method, too! I woke up, and my trackball wasn't scrolling down and to the right, making it pretty much useless. so, I read the thread and saw that licking it was making a difference. so, I tried it, and ran the track ball in all directions on my pants leg, and sure enough it works without problems now! whee!!! I thought I was gonna have to take apart my BB 9000! ^_^
    12-20-09 12:58 PM
  2. LittleRedDot's Avatar
    +1 for the black trackball

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    12-20-09 05:23 PM
  3. ud786's Avatar
    cleaning trackball for bb bold9000
    02-03-10 09:51 PM
  4. ud786's Avatar
    can any one guide >thx
    Last edited by ud786; 02-03-10 at 09:53 PM. Reason: urgently required
    02-03-10 09:52 PM
  5. JasW's Avatar
    I am a Secret Trackball Licker, too.

    Works every time.
    02-04-10 07:21 AM
  6. KReeseBerry's Avatar
    I've tried the alcohol wipes as well. Works like a charm.
    02-04-10 07:32 AM
  7. Namueab's Avatar
    Truthfully, that's just nasty!! But hey, I'm not here to judge. Glad it works!!!
    I am a Secret Trackball Licker, too.

    Works every time.
    02-04-10 07:41 AM
  8. JasW's Avatar
    Truthfully, that's just nasty!! But hey, I'm not here to judge. Glad it works!!!
    It's just one little flick of the tongue. It's not like I'm playing tonsil hockey with it. I should also note that I don't lick my screen. I do, however, spit on it and wipe with a microfiber cloth.
    02-04-10 08:32 AM
  9. PTOWNSMOSTWANTED_723's Avatar
    disassemble the bold then use alcohol pad or rubbing alcohol or baby wipes
    02-05-10 09:39 PM
  10. CourtenayC's Avatar
    Mine occasionally stops scrolling in certain directions so I just go over it with a dry tissue or cloth and it goes back to working fine.
    02-05-10 10:59 PM
  11. abhi987's Avatar
    Remove the silver ring surrounding the track ball by slightly pushing it upward with the help of a screw driver.

    Remove the square shaped track ball assembly, by gently tapping the cell phone with keypad facing downwards.

    Dip the track ball assembly for a few second in N.C. thinner used in automobiles, and rotate the track ball.

    Shake off the excess thinner, put the track ball assembly and push the silver ring back in place.

    You are done.

    The track ball assembly now works like a new one.
    06-27-10 12:50 AM
  12. smitzonian's Avatar
    The simplist way to clean the blackberry track ball is to clean it with SPIT on a soft peice of cloth. Keep cleaning in the circular motion patiently and trackball will get cleaned .
    08-05-10 11:03 PM
  13. chuongnino's Avatar
    great, learnt alot from this topic
    08-06-10 08:02 AM
  14. Spazmogen's Avatar
    When I took my Bold apart to replace the the ball, I was shocked to see how much of a crap/lint deposit had collected between the ball and the contact in the socket it sits in. I used a Q-Tip and 99% pure rubbing alcohol. It cleaned up right away and worked 100% again. Except I liked the pure white of the new ball compared to the of colour of the 2 year old one.

    Just watch the video linked earlier in this thread. It's not hard to do at all.
    08-06-10 03:12 PM
  15. iBhackNu's Avatar
    .... or you can just gently pry off the plastic piece that surrounds the track ball (the BB icon and return key). Stuck in the Gobi desert without my trusty tools, I slowly pulled the plastic off with a fingernail. BE CAREFUL. Mine came off just fine, then flip back the metal retainer and remove the ball.

    With ball in hand, lick or blow as you like.

    When done, just dab a small drop of glue on either side and you're back in business. Did this once and it's been fine now for the past year.
    08-07-10 02:32 AM
  16. danb1974's Avatar
    The (track)ball leans against - and rotates - four cylinders, one for each direction. Each has a small magnet on it, and a corresponding magnetic sensor on the board.

    What happens is that fibers and dust accumulate on and around these cylinders (even if the ball seems clean), preventing them from rotating.

    If you are lucky you can get enough of it out without dissasembling the phone, by your favourite method (including the one that involves your tongue and may get you in trouble if your wf/gf sees you).

    If not, the proper method involves dissasembling the phone ant the trackball assembly - only for the experiences ones, or the rich ones who don't mind replacing the phone if things go south.
    08-08-10 06:35 AM
  17. mias13's Avatar
    my screen went to **** the other day, so i ordered a new one and got impatient and took the phone apart. curiosity drove me to have the whole phone disassembled, i took apart the whole trakcball assembly and cleaned the little rollers. its just like a computer mouse. very simple when the right tools and a little know how are present
    08-09-10 03:52 PM
  18. Michaelyoh's Avatar
    I used hydrogen peroxide. I didn't disassemble it. I used some tissue + hydrogen peroxide to wipe it up. I think someone here said to do something like that, I just followed that person's suggestion.
    08-10-10 12:51 PM
  19. cestlavie77's Avatar
    Did someone really say "spit"?? Gross. Just plain gross.

    As previously mentioned, regular cleaning with an alcohol wipe goes a long way for those that don't want to rip apart their phones to replace the trackball (which isn't difficult at all).
    08-10-10 01:16 PM
  20. flicflex's Avatar
    i don't think the lick or alcohol ****s work in most case. didn't work for me.
    check the dust accumulated on my clitoris :

    so don't hesitate to dissassemble it, i did it, it's pretty easy
    it works perfectly now

    why not buy new a new one? because the delivery delay from asia is around 15 days !!!!! i don't want to send post office letters to my friends during those two weeks

    edit : wtf link and images for new users ?! crap rule
    01-27-11 07:46 AM
  21. cellone's Avatar
    Easiest method I found is this.
    *Lock the k.b
    *Face down your phone
    *Take a paper sheet and a writing pad,put sheet on pad
    *Now with down face rub your BB,you will see dirt comming out of the ball,do this several times on cleaner surface of paper and trackball will start working again.
    01-27-11 10:19 AM
  22. kittyezz's Avatar
    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com

    i been using bold 9000 more than a year and never have problem with my trackball, i use to use my 2 finger and rub the trackball left/right up/down very often and till today it's like the same as i bought

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-02-11 02:56 AM
  23. merabharat's Avatar
    Use WD-40 Spray...it removes the dust, etc without the need to open the blackberry.
    08-09-11 01:40 PM
  24. jdauria's Avatar
    Use WD-40 Spray...it removes the dust, etc without the need to open the blackberry.
    that doesnt leave the trackball slick?

    What about using nail polish? Or will that eat away the electronics
    08-09-11 05:41 PM
  25. jono212.'s Avatar
    I have used a tiny bit of isoclene on mine before and it works a treat

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9000 using Tapatalk
    08-11-11 12:19 PM
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