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    Question My 8310 is freaking out!

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    This afternoon my Curve started to freakout. The N amd m started to enter by itself, both upper and lower case sparaticly. The space works sometime and will not work at all at times. My track ball does not work when I piush it in, it only works when I rotate it, sometinmes only down. Is there an easy fix?

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    Hmmm
    That is a weird problem. What were you doing when this started heppening?
    Did you recently install anything? Upgrade anything? Drop the phone? Possibly get it wet?

    Anything?
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    First thing I would do is turn off the device and remove the battery for at least 30 seconds....

    Let us know if that helps.
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    I had a previous 8310, that did something similar. Everytime I pushed any letter or number, it would show a letter like you were typing a phone number, only letters. Then I would take the battery out for a day and let it sit. Then it would work for 2 or 3 days, and start the cycle over again. I tried a new trackball, wiping it, and reloading a different OS. I finally had to get a new one. I hope you have better luck. ~via 8310C (wap.pinstack.com)~

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    Question My 8310 is still freaking out!

    THANKS for the replies!!!
    The first thing I did was the battery pull, no luck , I will try the longer pull too.

    I have not installed anything lately.

    What I was doing at the time: I was loading some stuff in the car and it was cold outside. After a while, in the warm car I could finally text and was not (and still) unable to use the spacebar and to "enter" using the trackball.
    Update:
    Last night (all night and by itself) the phone was in the "making a call mode" and waiting for a name or number to make a call imput.

    My trackball was acting up days before this. I do not that that the problems are related. I think I need to clean the ball, but I am afraid that I will screw-it-up Wich way is the safetest?

    Rick

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    Complete trackball cleaning and maintenance:
    http://forums.pinstack.com/blogs/415160/blog1072.html

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    Thanks Berryadict, I will try to clean my tracball and let you know how it went.
    Rick

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    PIN me if you need me Rick...24494E78

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickforwreaths View Post
    THANKS for the replies!!!
    The first thing I did was the battery pull, no luck , I will try the longer pull too.

    I have not installed anything lately.

    What I was doing at the time: I was loading some stuff in the car and it was cold outside. After a while, in the warm car I could finally text and was not (and still) unable to use the spacebar and to "enter" using the trackball.

    Could the phone have gotten too cold that fast to cause this behavior?


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    Quote Originally Posted by rickforwreaths View Post
    THANKS for the replies!!!
    The first thing I did was the battery pull, no luck , I will try the longer pull too.

    I have not installed anything lately.

    What I was doing at the time: I was loading some stuff in the car and it was cold outside. After a while, in the warm car I could finally text and was not (and still) unable to use the spacebar and to "enter" using the trackball.
    Update:
    Last night (all night and by itself) the phone was in the "making a call mode" and waiting for a name or number to make a call imput.

    My trackball was acting up days before this. I do not that that the problems are related. I think I need to clean the ball, but I am afraid that I will screw-it-up Wich way is the safetest?

    Rick
    Rick, you"ll be fine, just go to the link provided by Adict. Ive taken my trackball out of my Curves a lot, once you do it it becomes easy.

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    Thanks Berryadict, I cleaned my trackball with windex and IT WORKS FINE.......like new!

    The space bar still does not work, and the phone still is in the "call mode"

    THANKS!!!!
    Rick

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    The N amd m sometime appear when I try to use the space bar and will not work most of the time, unless I press real hards. Is there a way to clean the contacts under the keyboard? I cleaned the track ball and it rolls like new When I press the tracball it does not register I have to press the return key to enter my choice. Does anyone have any suggestions?Thanks Rick

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    Update: The "N &M" issue is gone The space bar still does not work unless I press real hard
    The tracball does not register "enter" unless I press real hard

    Is there a way to clean the spacebar like the tracball? Should I bend the contact on the tracball and/or lubercate it?

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    I solved my bad keyboard issue! My bb is only 9 months old and is still covered under the year warranty. I cpntacted my prrovider and now have a replacment bb.
    THANKS for all the help!

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