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    I've had my Pearl for a few months now and my ball has gotten dirty. It"s kinda dingy and brown and doesn't light up that bright. Has anyone else run into this? Is there a way to clean it or get a new one installed? I tried some alchohol wipes but it was unsuccessful.
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    You knew that thread title would get some attention.

    Alcohol wipes or sticky tape are the only ways that I have heard of to clean the trackball.
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    Try using some of that spray stuff you clean LCDs with (laptop screens) -- maybe it has the oil-fighting ingredients to clean up your ball.
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    Maybe you could try scratching your ball, just be gentle.
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    Sorry, I just HAD to stop by! No real resolution from me, I was just being nosey...
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    Quote Originally Posted by navilyn
    Sorry, I just HAD to stop by! No real resolution from me, I was just being nosey...
    haha navilyn. you mean something like *this*?

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    I've tried the things that were listed, and since the ball is originally white not grey like the sidekick's there's just no real way to get it back to the way it was. Just gotta accept that natural oils from your fingers are going to make it discolored. I remember someone mentioning that their wife's pearl had a discolored trackball but that was because of her make up when she uses it as a phone, after reading that I feel better that I can relate, hehe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rivviepop
    haha navilyn. you mean something like *this*?


    I love it, you know am going to have to copy that photo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by navilyn
    I love it, you know am going to have to copy that photo!
    It's viral, you know I stole it from some other forum somewhere...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kasperapd
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    You knew that thread title would get some attention.

    Alcohol wipes or sticky tape are the only ways that I have heard of to clean the trackball.
    Haha...yeah I figured it would be a great attention getter for replies.

    I used some LCD wipes but it didn't do anything. I'm gonna try some isopropyl alcohol on a cotton swab and see if that does the trick.

    Thanks for all the replies guys.
    Last edited by cp6169; 12-31-2006 at 10:53 PM.

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