Travel Technology - blackberry pearl has problem scrolling down
Nov 11, 08, 1:56 pm
Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8100/4.2.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)
My trackball on my blackberry pearl has problems scrolling down.
I was hoping to keep my phone alive for a few more months...your suggestions would be appreciated.
Nov 11, 08, 2:00 pm
Try (with a nonsolvent solution) to get the "Grit" out from behind the ball. This is what I did.
That, and spin it repeatedly and hard/fast for about 5 minutes.
Nov 11, 08, 3:26 pm
Here is a very helpful tutorial with pictures:
Nov 11, 08, 3:37 pm
I had a friend who took his to the beach and got a tiny spec of sand stuck in it and he had to clean it out for it to work again. My guess is that there is just some gunk behind it.
Nov 11, 08, 6:56 pm
New ball is $14 or so. I replace mine every few months.
Nov 11, 08, 7:35 pm
Happens to me about once per month. I typically push the ball in and rotate in random directions, then spray with canned air. Works every time.