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    ok, so had some free time at work, and i decided to clean the pearl,
    took the trackball apart, cleaned it, now that i put it back together it goes up and down and right but it wont go left.
    and if i switched the assembly part then it goes up and down and left and it wont go right.

    did i really mess up the trackball now?
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    Re: i think i really messed up!!

    sounds like you might have...did you do the easy trackball cleaning? or did you do the full on detailing job? did you use water? rubbing alcohol? hydrogen peroxide?...did you let your trackball sit long enough to make sure it was dried out completely before you reassembled and powered up?

    try this http://blackberryforums.pinstack.com..._pictures.html and see if you can't get it to work again

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    Re: i think i really messed up!!

    post back and let us know serviiciio

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeRViiCiiO
    ok, so had some free time at work, and i decided to clean the pearl,
    took the trackball apart, cleaned it, now that i put it back together it goes up and down and right but it wont go left.
    and if i switched the assembly part then it goes up and down and left and it wont go right.

    did i really mess up the trackball now?
    I had a Pearl a few months ago with the same problem but I did not take it apart and clean it before this happened. I know this may sound wierd but try licking it. It didn't fix my Pearl but it worked on my Curve. Good Luck!

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    Re: i think i really messed up!!

    YUK !! lol

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    Re: i think i really messed up!!

    i dont know about lickin it! im trying to move everything around, but now when i scroll down, it goes right, and when i scroll up it goes left...
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    Re: i think i really messed up!!

    lol...ya if you have sticky, greasey fingers before you use your trackball you can built up gunk on it really fast...remember how you had to clean you mouse's trackball every month or so because of how dirty it got? same idea here...maybe you just have gunk on the actual mechanisms that read the ball...but i suggest using the how to and not just hawking a lugi into your BB

    you still haven't answered our question...How did you go about cleaning it?!
    Last edited by magellan0547; 09-05-2007 at 12:35 PM. Reason: Automerged.

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    Re: i think i really messed up!!

    i did the complete detail job, took the whole trackball assembly apart..
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    Re: i think i really messed up!!

    if that's the case...then it sounds like you need to re-disassemble it and clean it again...but this time wait at least an hour for all your parts to air dry...also buy a can of compressed air so you make sure you get every single droplet out of your assembly...doesn't sound like you bricked it but you should re-clean it otherwise it looks as if you may

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    Re: i think i really messed up!!

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~
    Check the four "wheels". Sounds like one is stuck

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    Re: i think i really messed up!!

    put everything back together, and its the same goes up down and right but is hard to scroll left...
    i dont know whats up with it, but im frustrated and im afraid i might break a pin or just completely break the bb

    hmm... i didnt really thought about the 4 "wheels"tho..
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    Re: i think i really messed up!!

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~ do you have insurance?

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    Re: i think i really messed up!!

    Yeah serviiciio, sounds like a stuck roller. I would say to take it apart again and take a look at the logical roller. ( depending on how it is in) more then likely something gumming it up (lint grease etc.) and may need to take a needle to get it clean. Just be careful not to bust it. worse come to worse get a new trackball assembly. http://blackberryforums.pinstack.com...shops_rim.html

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    Re: i think i really messed up!!

    took it apart again, now it goes up left and right! but no down!! =/

    and no i dont have insurance on the phone, i never break them..
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeRViiCiiO
    i dont know about lickin it! im trying to move everything around, but now when i scroll down, it goes right, and when i scroll up it goes left...
    Licking it wasn't my idea, I saw it posted on one of the forums here! Can't take credit for this but I stand by the licking method. I thought it was strange too lol!

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