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    I think I have a grain of sand or some type of dirt in my trackball, because it has trouble going up and I can hear it grinding when I try to move it. I've tried canned air, which really didnt seem to work and ive also tried getting it out with a piece of paper but I can't get it far enough in there to move it. Any other things I should try?

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    Re: Dirt in trackball

    i have used qtips dipped in alcohol to remove dirt and such...

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    Re: Dirt in trackball

    take a bowl, then put some water in it and submerge your Pearl into the water....I'm joking dont actually do this

    Try holding it upside down and rolling it down and maybe due to gravity it will come out as you roll down, just a thought

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    Re: Dirt in trackball

    I think its the size of whats in there thats the problem. Im pretty sure its just a few grains of sand.

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    Re: Dirt in trackball

    You can go try and get a can of compressed air and see if it won't blow it out.

    $10.00 at office depot.

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    Re: Dirt in trackball

    The can I was using ran out. I think im gonna have to go grab another one. And where is best to spray it, between the ball and the grey cup and the ball, the grey cup and the little silver bowl or between the bowl and the keys?

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    Re: Dirt in trackball

    Make sure you dont turn it upside down and spray your BB. I did that today and two things happened, I froze my hand and now the phone has liquid damage.

    Luckily it was a test phone...

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    Re: Dirt in trackball

    Quote Originally Posted by cp6169
    Make sure you dont turn it upside down and spray your BB. I did that today and two things happened, I froze my hand and now the phone has liquid damage.

    Luckily it was a test phone...
    I think they mean hold the BB upside down... Not the canned air... ROFL!

    I wonder if there is a way to remove the trackball for cleaning and such... Might void the warrenty if you disassemble the phone though.
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    Re: Dirt in trackball

    Quote Originally Posted by cp6169
    Make sure you dont turn it upside down and spray your BB. I did that today and two things happened, I froze my hand and now the phone has liquid damage.

    Luckily it was a test phone...
    I did the exact same thing... except not as seriously. My phone dosent have any damage it all seemed to evaporate.


    As for the dirt problem it is covered under the 30 day warranty and I'm able to trade it in for a new one.

    Thanks for all your help though.

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    Re: Dirt in trackball

    Thats good to hear Nate. Remember no more rolling around on the ground with your BB no matter how much you love it! Only bad things can come of that...
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    Re: Dirt in trackball

    BLAH! great more nightmares to worry about. I wonder how long a delicate phone like the blackberry can last. these are not ur hard core huge prehistoric nokias which you could use for self defense.... aahh why do we have to suffer to get such beauty?

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    Re: Dirt in trackball

    Quote Originally Posted by cp6169
    Make sure you dont turn it upside down and spray your BB. I did that today and two things happened, I froze my hand and now the phone has liquid damage.

    Luckily it was a test phone...

    Man I had the same thing happen to me, lucky I only damaged a small part of my skin but my phone is fine lol. A little white spot on my hand for over 2 months lol just wont come off. lol

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    Re: Dirt in trackball

    I think this was 1 of the major concerns of the pearl, and any other type of trackball bb coming out. I mean its a gift and curse @ times. In the end I still love the trackball, but I'm dreading the day that something like that happens!!

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    Re: Dirt in trackball

    I had a dream about this last night... I somehow stuck a rubber band in there and popped out my trackball and then lost the rubber band. O.o Weird...
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    Re: Dirt in trackball

    Quote Originally Posted by squ34k
    I had a dream about this last night... I somehow stuck a rubber band in there and popped out my trackball and then lost the rubber band. O.o Weird...
    LOL dreamin bout the pearl! Checkin the forums late at night huh? LOL

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