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Blackberry Curve rollerball scrolls but will not select when push

Dropped the phone in literally a fraction of an inch of water for only a second. everything on the phone works fine except the rollerball will not select when pushed in....scrolls fine in all directions.

any ideas??

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  • mikeahc Feb 22, 2009

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Try removing the silver cover around the scroll ball, and remove the ball. There should be a little white square underneath it. If there is no white square, but a red square, then it could be water damage. I had the same issue with mine.

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