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    Help Trackball won't go Left or Right

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    All of sudden this morning my trackball on my 8330 will not go left or right only up and down. I pulled the battery ----- nothing. Then all of a sudden two hours later it worked ----- then a couple of hours later it started again and is now stuck in the up and down mode. It really sucks since I can't navigate anywhere on the darn thing. I called Verizon and they are sending me out a replacement but I will not get it till Tuesday. Anybody have any ideas beside throwing it out the window.

    By the way Verizon 8330 OS 4.3.0.127. No aftermarket software on it besides Google APPS and Vlingo.

    Leo

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    I wouldn't throw it out the window since you will have to send it back to them. I'm really no expert on the BB, but I do know quite a bit about people. I'd say pour yourself a tall stiff one and suck it up til Tuesday. Sorry 'bout your luck.

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    I would try cleaning it with some compressed air...it mostly has something in there that is preventing it from moving...a piece of sand or something

    Do a seach on the site for Trackball replacement or removal...I know its on the site....its rather simple...but the thread has pictures and that to show you....

    you can also buy a new trackball assembly....

    http://cnn.cn/shop/blackberry-8300-c-200_365.html

    if the phone is new see if Verizon will each it....should be covered under the 1 year Factory Warranty
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    Why not bring it back to Verizon? If not feasible, I'd try using one of those compressed air keyboard/mouse cleaners sold at electronics stores and blow it out.

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    If you are a smoker, take a little tiny bit of cigarette or cigar ash and roll it in the trackball. Works for me all the time. However is not the proper procedure to fix that problem. ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

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    Wow....................The compressed air worked...............Thanks alot
    I was really jonesing not be able to use it.
    Now I have to deal with Verizon.
    They sent me out a replacement which will arrive on Tuesday........?

    Thanks alot for the fix..............

    Leo

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    I just now finished cleaning the trackball completely.... to all of you people out there that might be afraid to take it completely apart.... don't be. Compressed air and pressure did me no good. I had to clean the magnetic rollers. (THERE WAS LINT WRAPPED AROUND TWO OF THEM!!!!) All of them were caked with dust. (only 4-5 months of dust mind you)

    But Alas it work perfectly now.
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    I know you have a replacement on the way, but for future reference you can try
    This thread.

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    thats a gr8 thread lava im gonna keep that for future posts on this issue..
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