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    Re: Trackball Cleaning and Disassembly w/ PICTURES

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    Re: Trackball Cleaning and Disassembly w/ PICTURES

    I just cleaned mine out... disgusting...

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    Re: Trackball Cleaning and Disassembly w/ PICTURES

    tell you what .... this isnt working out for me very well....

    not sure why the assembly wont go together... it keeps just falling back apart.

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    Re: Trackball Cleaning and Disassembly w/ PICTURES

    are you sure the bottom part is right side up? Also the retaing clip is correctly alined?

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    Re: Trackball Cleaning and Disassembly w/ PICTURES

    it seems as so when i look at the pictures...

    little tabs should be pointing away from the assembly right...

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    Re: Trackball Cleaning and Disassembly w/ PICTURES

    my trackball wouldnt scroll down anymore .. and tmobile wont ship any pearls for another week apparently....

    only reason i started this whole deal.....

    great info... it just doesnt seem to fit together... with my luck i ****ed it up.

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    Re: Trackball Cleaning and Disassembly w/ PICTURES

    well the bottom assembly should have 2 little round nubs on only 2 of the sides. Those should align with the top assembly with the tabs that fit into the left and right side of the case itself.

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    Re: Trackball Cleaning and Disassembly w/ PICTURES

    so i got it!

    i took it all apart... and was able to get it my first try by installing the metal ring deal last...

    maybe im just a backwards dude....



    haha never mind... i set it down to write this and picked it back up and it fell apart in my hands..

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    cool man, glad you got it all back together

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    ok so all in all it was easy ... thanks now i dont have to fight with tmobile about the phone having water damage ....

    cause this totally fixed the track ball scrolling issue i was having....

    you potentially saved me 110 dollars for the insurance deductable... which im going to quit paying by the way .... asurian is a GD rip off...

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    Re: Trackball Cleaning and Disassembly w/ PICTURES

    I've been following this post for a while now, haven't tried it myself yet. I'm still wondering where should I place the screwdriver for the first pull. Is it just one pull or should I go around the thing doing various soft pulls?

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    are you talking about the first step? i actually just pulled up once with the edge of a pairing knife... it was smaller than any screwdriver i have. plus using the edge covered more space then the head of a screw driver.

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    Re: Trackball Cleaning and Disassembly w/ PICTURES

    Got a pearl from ebay for $30 that was going for spares and got the trackball. Nice to be back!

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    Good to have you back regor99...thought we lost you

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    Re: Trackball Cleaning and Disassembly w/ PICTURES

    This removal and dissasmbly process has been a godsend for me. I keep my phone in my pocket and the trackball used to have issues every couple weeks. Now I just pop it out periodically and blast a little canned air into the assembly to ward off the lint. I've only had to take apart the little assembly 2 or 3 times, but with practice I'm now able to do it very quickly.

    Recently, I took it apart using only a large size safety pin while on vacation. There was a nasty scratching sound when I moved the trackball in a certain direction. I took it apart and found there was a little tiny metal shaving on one of the rollers. The rollers are magnetic, so it was a bit of a challenge to get the thing off, but I got it and my pearl was back to 100% after only about 20 minutes of work.

    I can't recommend periodic trackball disassembly highly enough for people who keep their phones in their pockets. As ameilius mentioned above, you do have to be careful, but if you have any experience taking stuff apart and putting it back together, you should be all set.

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