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Blackberry Curve Rolly Ball Trouble

The rolly ball (middle mouse like button) periodically stops working and then begins again a few hours later. When it is not working, I can scroll up and down, but cannot select. Can you help?

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  • Anonymous Oct 11, 2008

    Same here,

    I sent it back for a repair

  • cblaw711 Oct 19, 2008

    roller ball stops working-especially horizontal left then works later

  • middleton11 Oct 28, 2008

    Sporadically works but the click part still functions ok

  • pbalestr Jan 08, 2009

    My phone has been on the fritz as well. The roller ball works in all directions but will not select easily. I have tried taking it out and clicking the button with a pencil eraser and it depresses but 90% of the time does not select.

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    the rolly ball in the middle doesn't go left and right but it does go up and down. how do i fix this??? Help Me!!!!!!!!

  • jerseygirl66 Mar 01, 2009

    the track ball on my blackberry moves but does not click.


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First how bad troubleshooting by manufacturer-sellers is! Not a word on this. Second, third and fourth, always use with case, no pockets, no bottom of bags; use with clean hands; and, clean very carefully with cotton swab mildly moistened with nail polish remover (from your favorite woman, mine gave me the idea), and then very carefully clean ball with it and wipe with dry swab. Tatahhhhhhhhhhhhh TManning

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