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    I was wondering if anyone knows anything I can do to get my trackball to work right. Half the time it won't scroll down and I have already took it apart to clean and it did nothing. It gets really annoying when its working fine and then all of a sudden it will just not work. If anyone knows anything thanks in advance.

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    Re: wtf my trackball wont scroll down

    Push it in hard and try scrolling down. It happens to me on occassion

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    Quote Originally Posted by StaceyRVC
    Push it in hard and try scrolling down. It happens to me on occassion
    Yea I try that and sometimes it works and other times it wont

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    Re: wtf my trackball wont scroll down

    NOOOO don't push it hard! you can break the whole trackball mechanism and make it completely useless then you'll have to spend $40 to replace it...here's what you do depending on whether you're in a fix or not

    1. if you've no time to do it properly just touch the pearl with the TIP of your tongue and use your thumb to roll the trackball around...remember analog mice (before optical)? you'd roll the mouse around but it wouldn't move or was harly responsive...it's because the trackball and rollers are dirty...a little water mixed with some amylase will fix that pronto...just be ready to be stared at for frenching your BB (but do what i do and tell them how it completes you)

    2. if you have time...use rubbing alcohol (at least 90% alcohol) and a q-tip to clean your trackball in the same manor...just barely putting enough Isopropyl so as not to brick your phone...move trackball around with your thumb and voila! everything should work normally

    people have broken their trackballs just by hitting the trackball too hard...i don't recommend what jason and stacey said to do...when's the last time that beating up technology has made it work better...now-a-days it's quite the opposite...

    hope this helps

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    Re: wtf my trackball wont scroll down

    it happens to me sometimes, too. it usually starts working about a minute or so later
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    Quote Originally Posted by magellan0547
    NOOOO don't push it hard! you can break the whole trackball mechanism and make it completely useless then you'll have to spend $40 to replace it...here's what you do depending on whether you're in a fix or not

    1. if you've no time to do it properly just touch the pearl with the TIP of your tongue and use your thumb to roll the trackball around...remember analog mice (before optical)? you'd roll the mouse around but it wouldn't move or was harly responsive...it's because the trackball and rollers are dirty...a little water mixed with some amylase will fix that pronto...just be ready to be stared at for frenching your BB (but do what i do and tell them how it completes you)

    2. if you have time...use rubbing alcohol (at least 90% alcohol) and a q-tip to clean your trackball in the same manor...just barely putting enough Isopropyl so as not to brick your phone...move trackball around with your thumb and voila! everything should work normally

    people have broken their trackballs just by hitting the trackball too hard...i don't recommend what jason and stacey said to do...when's the last time that beating up technology has made it work better...now-a-days it's quite the opposite...

    hope this helps
    Nope it still is not working. I tried both ways

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    Re: wtf my trackball wont scroll down

    serously jason just lick it!

    takes a couple licks some times...you have to clear a lot of crap off the trackball and rollers...took me 3 licks one time of the 3 times i've had to do it
    Last edited by magellan0547; 10-16-2007 at 01:18 PM. Reason: Automerged.

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    Re: wtf my trackball wont scroll down

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    You can try to clean it. There is a thread up top that will tell you how. Although it is do at your own risk and there is also a site that sells them for like $12. Think its cnn.cn

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    Re: wtf my trackball wont scroll down

    I did. I made sweet passionate love to it lol and it still will not respond

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    Re: wtf my trackball wont scroll down

    when you roll the trackball put a little pressure so to make contact with the rollers...but don't bang on the trackball...it's very sensitive

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    Re: wtf my trackball wont scroll down

    What I did once that happened to me like two months ago. Use rubbing alcohol and a soft cloth to clean it without taking anything apart. Sometimes hair and small particles can get stuck inside.
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    Re: wtf my trackball wont scroll down

    Ok ill try all this again lol

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    Re: wtf my trackball wont scroll down

    ya also lint from being shoved in and out of pockets

    sorry...just trying to save you $15 on a new trackball set-up
    Last edited by magellan0547; 10-16-2007 at 01:29 PM. Reason: Automerged.

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    Ok and still nothing works. This pearl is just about to get beat with a hammer and ill just get a new one

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    Quote Originally Posted by magellan0547
    ya also lint from being shoved in and out of pockets

    sorry...just trying to save you $15 on a new trackball set-up
    Yea thanks. This is just really frustrating while I'm working and dealing with customers lol

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