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    Settle a disagreement for me...

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    My buddies and I were sitting around after dinner the other night, and 2 of us have Curve 8310's and the other has an older BB that has the wheel on it. The other 2 guys tried to convince me that the pearl or trackball on the Curve does not really spin or rotate, it just senses your thumb sliding across it's surface. I told them they were crazy.

    So, I know that someone here knows for sure, or has had one of these devices apart and knows the inside workings. So who is crazy?

    thanks

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    Re: Settle a disagreement for me...

    Yes, the trackball does move... put a pencil dot on it and then show your friends.

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    Re: Settle a disagreement for me...

    Yeah you can see it rotating under certain lighting. Or do the pencil thing above
    The very existence of flamethrowers proves that sometime, somewhere, some1 said 2 thmslvs "U knw, I really want 2 set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close engh to get the job done".

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    Re: Settle a disagreement for me...

    yep, that is how the dirt gets under it and you have to use a qtip with rubbing alcohol.
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    Re: Settle a disagreement for me...

    I can tell it moves because I have a dirty spot on my ball.

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    Re: Settle a disagreement for me...

    Quote Originally Posted by cyberspastic View Post
    I can tell it moves because I have a dirty spot on my ball.
    eeewwww!

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    Re: Settle a disagreement for me...

    I have a Pearl and a Curve. It rotates.

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    Re: Settle a disagreement for me...

    Quote Originally Posted by cyberspastic View Post
    I can tell it moves because I have a dirty spot on my ball.
    Heh heh!
    The very existence of flamethrowers proves that sometime, somewhere, some1 said 2 thmslvs "U knw, I really want 2 set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close engh to get the job done".

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    Re: Settle a disagreement for me...

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

    Having disassembled the trackball assembly in both the Pearl and Curve, I can assure you it does move.

    You could take the assembly out to show them, or maybe just let them watch the how to video on youtube.

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    Re: Settle a disagreement for me...

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~i belive there is a thread here that shows you who to take a trackball apart.

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