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    clean trackball

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    Does anyone know how to clean the trackball of the bb bold without taking apart the whole phone
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yvs4VM5d_rk
    video link to take phone apart i think

    some do the q-tip and put a dab of rubbing alcohol and just scrub the trackball or alcohol wipes.

    so u are going to have to try a few things and see how it works for ya

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    Two words: ALCOHOL WIPES.
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    ^^^^ that's what I do, I get a rag that won't shed, or thos industrial paper towels that don't ball up and I put alcohol on it and SCRUB THE CRAP outta the trackball. Don't even take it apart. And my trackball is as white as the day I got my phone (b4 I warranty swapped) its also great for wiping down the keypad and stuff. Scrubby scrubby!
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    Btw, just a little funny....my 3 year old calls the alcohol wipes, "mini butt wipes." He says, "hhhheeeeeyyyy u just don't use that mini butt wipes on urrrr phhhhhooonnneeee!!!" Its comedy...just thot I'd share.
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    Sweet thanksi was wonderin bout this today before I bought the bold
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    I've tried this method and find it to work sometimes, but I also took apart my trackball and found that method to work much better than the wipes. There are 4 rollers under the little metal housing over the trackball that get caked up with dirt which is causing the trackball to stick. I suggest taking your trackball apart once and carefully putting it back together and you wont have problems with the trackball for a long time.

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    I work in a dirty environment and can't stand leaving the phone in the car. I want to play with it. I am going to use a small needle to hold the ball still while a qtip takes care of business.

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    I took my bold apart earlier this afternoon. Installed a new housing and yellow track ball. It's a cinch to take apart. 6 screws and a few pushes and you're done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayhites717 View Post
    Btw, just a little funny....my 3 year old calls the alcohol wipes, "mini butt wipes." He says, "hhhheeeeeyyyy u just don't use that mini butt wipes on urrrr phhhhhooonnneeee!!!" Its comedy...just thot I'd share.
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    Hahahaha too funny
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    I do have to say the mimi-butt wipes thing is prolly the funniest thing I've read all weekend.
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    I plan on doing mine as well full housing just trying to decide on what color I want.
    Quote Originally Posted by trickynick View Post
    I took my bold apart earlier this afternoon. Installed a new housing and yellow track ball. It's a cinch to take apart. 6 screws and a few pushes and you're done.
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