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    8830 Trackball Replacement

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    I'm a guy that likes things to look new all the time, but I hate taking things apart! My trackball got really dirty during the last 12 months of use, so I ordered a new one from cn, and I have to tell you it was so simple to replace it, pop out the retainer, the trackball comes right out and a brand new white one is now in its place, so simple.

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    did you use the video on youtube for guidance? or just went for it?

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    I did look at the youtube, it was helpful, got my courage up and did it! Thanks

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    not hard at all, but i did kind of nick my retainer ring a little when I popped it out.

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~my trackball doesn't "pop" on anymore when I push on it, it still functions perfectly normal but no resistance when I push on it! Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chokem View Post
    not hard at all, but i did kind of nick my retainer ring a little when I popped it out.
    You can buy new rings for them too

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    i have the trackballs and rings for sale
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    svrish,
    the pop that you once experienced came from the trackball pushing a switch on the mother board of the device. My cousin had the same problem on her pearl and i tried to investigate it as best a i could. I replaced the trackball to no avail I then took a electronic board contact cleaner and cleaned the contact on the board itself. Still no "pop" I encouraged her to take it in to a service center but have not heard if that happened. I guess because it still works she isnt bothering with it.
    Just so you know that you arent alone. Let us know if you find a fix.

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