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Ball still not working

When I first rebooted the ball WAS working vertically, now it's not again...

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Hi Imatcha,

No worries, it's an easy fix.

Theres some crud on the rollers inside the ball socket. It builds up after a while whether its a trackball or standard mouse.

The ball is usually held in by a ring with two indentations on it. Use a pen or something hard and pointy to turn it counter clock wise about 1/4 turn.

Take off the ring, take out the ball.

Inside you'll find two rollers offset 90 degrees from one another. The center of one or both has a buildup that keeps the ball from turning the roller.

Use a Q-tip with alcohol to clean it. Sometimes you can just scrape it with a fingernail.

When your done, put the ball back in, the ring back on, quarter twist clockwise and you're ready to go.

Thanks for using FixYa

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    Justin Case Nov 24, 2008

    Hi Imatcha,

    If you are still having problems, let me know.

    Whoever is doing the drive-by down rating, please give it a break.



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I checked the feature of the mouse. The mouse can be reprogrammed only for left and right handed person. I guess you need to get the mouse replaced as we already tried replacing the battery.


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