Thank you much for the details. Had hard time putting back the metal square ring ... BlackBerry Pearl forum
07-11-2008, 07:38 AM
Thank you much for the details. Had hard time putting back the metal square ring but after several tries I think I got it in right. Works great.
07-11-2008, 12:30 PM
this was very helpful.thanks to you and the pictures,I have a fresh trackball,but I have another question.Is there anything I can get so I can make the trackball LOOK like new,I been really careful with it but the other day I got it a little dirty.any advise?
Originally Posted by reddog187
07-15-2008, 07:57 AM
i swear i was shakin while i was cleanin it ..
08-06-2008, 04:26 PM
Actually, the best daily maintenance for the trackball is to roll it with a sunglass-shammy! You know, that fine piece of cloth that comes with expensive sunglasses for the lens!
08-06-2008, 09:29 PM
well, i disassembled mine
my trackball quit going down and left, so i disassembled the the piece, took alcohol and some lint free cloths, cleaned it all off, and began to reassemble. As I was placing the last roller in place, I DROPPED THE DARN THING. It bounced off my lap table and right down the crevice in the couch. Lost forever. I searched and searched short of taking a knife and slicing the couch open. Bummed out, I finished reassembling and once done at least it goes down again. And up. Thats all for now. Have to wait til Friday to get the new trackball. Bummer.
08-06-2008, 09:32 PM
I've done this to my sisters pearl, it wasn't really a trackball anymore, it was a greaseball...lol
08-07-2008, 03:12 AM
Please help with a small issue i am having with my 8800. The tracking ball seems to stick or jam , and to say view email i have to press the ball really hard to access anything
08-07-2008, 10:42 AM
My sisters trackball did that, you have to disassemble it and clean all the dust bunnies out of it, and it will scroll just like it did off of the assembly lines.
Originally Posted by dycon08
08-12-2008, 12:32 AM
This is AMAZING! I love love love Pinstack! =-D Thanks so much for posting this.
I had been having trouble on and off with my trackball scrolling down and was too nervous to actually take it apart. Today I could not scroll down at all, no matter how hard or long I tried. I followed your pictures/directions and washed the assemply with dish washing detergent and hot water, rinsed in very hot water, and also rinsed in rubbing alcohol. I dried with a paper towel and put it all back together. Oh, and I used a very small screwdriver to both pop the pieces out as well as pick the dust bunnies out of the assembly so that I didn't have to take that part apart. =) So that's my story!
I just love my pearl, working smoothly again!
~-~ Renée ~-~
08-12-2008, 12:43 AM
Did this make the trackball any cleaner?
Originally Posted by leopardess
08-14-2008, 11:41 PM
My lord, I just performed this procedure on my 8320 and it's nearly good as new! Yeah the trackball still looks dirty as hell, but it's rolling nice and smooth for the first time in months. I got fed up after spending the entire day not being able to scroll down at all and did a search for this thread.
If any one is hesitating it's easy as pie with a set of those tiny electronics screwdrivers and some tweezers. Some non magnetic tools might make it a tad easier, but who has those things laying around? Not me, that's for sure...
08-24-2008, 12:17 PM
Not quite easy as pie. Just be very careful.
Caution to those who haven't done it yet: I wouldn't say that "it's easy as pie." The biggest risk is losing a tiny part, so I recommend doing it on the carpet. I use a toothpick since it's non-magnetic. Also, I don't take all the rollers out at the same time, just so I don't have to fret the reassembly orientation (especially since the photos all have it backwards). I leave one or two rollers in while I clean the others. Since I'm a farsighted 55-year-old geezer, my magnifying lenses are absolutely indispensable. Bought them at an electronics shop.
Originally Posted by StarMile
I've done it literally dozens of times now, so it takes just a couple of minutes for me now. But for newbies, please be extra careful not to lose any of the tiny parts.
08-25-2008, 10:41 AM
Putting back the plastic Retainer.
I dis-assembled it with confidence after seeing the pictures and all and cleaded it.
I put back the assembly and the metal rim, no problem.
But the top retainer(plastic ring) does not fit too well. I am able to use the trackball now, but I know it did not fit well. I see that the ring has notches on bottom on 3 sides only (did I break the 4th notch?). Should I just push harder?
or should I just throw the piece out and get a new Curve?
08-26-2008, 04:11 PM
Just did this on my curve and it was a pain in the ***. Be careful of the little metal rollers. They are really hard to get all back in.
08-26-2008, 07:59 PM
I did mine in large white ceramic / stoneware dish I normally use in the oven, it's about 1.5" deep and made it easy not to lose any thing. Personally, I'd have lost parts had I used the carpet. I also considered using a white linen dinner napkin... either way, just use something where you can see the parts and keep track of them easily.
Originally Posted by ArtSmart
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