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    i needed my trackball cleaned...i checked the forum and saw a very detailed way to get it cleaned. . . k knowing my luck tho, all the parts where i need to be careful...will be all messed up by the time i reach my next step...so wut i did, cuz i hurd it from a friend with a pearl...was to get a q-tip and and put rubbing alcohol on one tip and keep it dry on the other and clean it with that. . .its worked and he has tried it out a number of times...i was just wondering if that will have any consequences.....

    my main thing with the detailed instructions on how to clean is. . . im not very delicate with my hands...dont know my own strength so i dont wanna risk anything breaking

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    Re: Idk If This Is A Good Idea, But....

    The Q-Tip with alcohol method will be fine and you don't have to remove the trackball. Just roll it around with the Q-Tip. I've done this multiple times and it works great.
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    Re: Idk If This Is A Good Idea, But....

    thanx. . .

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    Re: Idk If This Is A Good Idea, But....

    Clean with Alcohol.....i sometimes use my moms nail polish remover and q-tip
    It want be pearl white but will be pretty white.

    You can get a App to change to color of your track so u can mask the dirtyness

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    Re: Idk If This Is A Good Idea, But....

    Just dont over soak the tip with the liquid or else the excess liquid could harm the device internally. Not that ive had experience in that area. But just saying

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    Re: Idk If This Is A Good Idea, But....

    I also recommend pulling any excess cotton off of the Q-tip prior to doing this as some of it can get rolled under the trackball while cleaning.
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    Re: Idk If This Is A Good Idea, But....

    i use alcohol prep pads and just roll it over and use it to clean the rest of my phone also.... i do this about once a day....

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    Re: Idk If This Is A Good Idea, But....

    If you have Alcohol Prep pads that would be the best thing to do
    Other wise use those camera lens/ eye glass lens cleaning cloth.

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    Re: Idk If This Is A Good Idea, But....

    Ok....thanx....I'll try those pads....lol

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    Re: Idk If This Is A Good Idea, But....

    Yea, the cleaning method in the other thread is for drastic measures. When it won't even scroll.

    You can always get a cheap replacement from www.cnn.cn

    I have gotten a couple just in case and when my the trackball becomes ugly black.

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