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    Re: different trackball color or just dirty?

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    I dont know about using bleach!! that would really mess up the pearl.
    But ABSOLVED is right, the "dirty" pearl looks better on the black BB. Goes with the whole phone case. And i am sure that it wouldnt look as nice on the white pearl!!

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    Re: different trackball color or just dirty?

    how long have you had your pearl?

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    Re: different trackball color or just dirty?

    has anyone found an effective way to clean yet?

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    Re: different trackball color or just dirty?

    yup qtip and tiny amount of rubing alcohol, there is a guide how to do it, poping up the track ball and taking it out before cleaning it. DONOT CKEAN IT while its inside the phone take it out, rubing alcohol carefully and give it just in case 30 min to drie up. MIght be still some moisture left, just be on the safe side.

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    Re: different trackball color or just dirty?

    EDIT: i forgot where, but RIM stated that the pearl is made out of MAGICAL material that is not able to absorb dirt or oils, and all that makes it darker is dried up layer of it around the ball

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    Re: different trackball color or just dirty?

    That's a lie this ball is tainted with my human oils, soaked to the bone. I still haven't been able to make it white again. There was another post of parts for the pearl, we may have to purchase a new one rather than clean it.
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    Re: different trackball color or just dirty?

    defin dirty

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    Quote Originally Posted by reddog187
    You could try BLEACH...hehe

    White out is where its AT!

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    Re: different trackball color or just dirty?

    Quote Originally Posted by ericjackson
    White out is where its AT!

    Whiteout..................your kidding......right........

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadow63
    Whiteout..................your kidding......right........

    Nope. Its like new

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    Re: different trackball color or just dirty?

    Here is a site that shows a step by step guide on how to remove your trackball and from there you can clean it anyway that you want (i.e. bleach it, qtip and rubbing alcohol, etc):

    http://blog.myspace.com/cyberdrew

    Be careful and have fun!!

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    Re: different trackball color or just dirty?

    use compressed air.

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    Everything comes down to business:

    Somebody will somehow get rich selling trackballs!

    And yeah, the next batch of bb's come with a thumb glove . . . hahaha

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    I really think they should ship each BB with at least two replacement trackballs for when they get too dirty.

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    I've had my Curve for three months, and the trackball is discolored, too. I don't keep it in my pocket, and I constantly wash my hands (a little OCD). I clean it with rubbing alcohol once a week (at least) to no avail. If I purchased a new trackball every three months, within two years time, I will have spent enough money for another BlackBerry. Can't RIM come up with something a little more durable? Sometimes I miss my side scroll button.

    Ironically, my coworker tosses her BlackBerry naked into her purse. It's nicked and scratched all to hell, but even so (at six months) her trackball is white.

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