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Blackberry rolling ball will not roll down

I have a blackberry world edition. It has worked fine for a year and all of a sudden, the ball will not allow me to scroll down, only up and sideways. Any suggestions on how to fix this?

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  • KAucapina Dec 28, 2008

    I have the same problem with my blackberry. After one year of working fine, the rolling ball will not roll down and I don't Know what to do. I was checking the manual but it did not help at all.

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    The roller ball doesn't work in my pearl either, I am so tired of not being able to use my very expensive phone because it won't work!

  • klbanfill Jan 01, 2009

    The roller ball in my phone does not work. The ball rolls but the cursor doesn't move. I have tried pressing hard and rolling it while it's off, I've tried canned air and nothing works.



    Also, I can't send or receive emails from my yahoo account even though I set it up in the email wizard which means I also don't get facebook notifications because the connection is missing somehow.

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    I have had my blackberry for 2 months now and have had nothing but problems with that stupid ball. I am taking it to verizon today to see what the problem is.

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Cleaning the track ball on blackberry phones. Remove the metal ring then the ball mechanism remember how you removed it because it needs to go in the same way. You can also try removing the battery from phone taking a qtip with alcohol the higher the percentage of alcohol the better. and wiping and rolling the ball around even without removing it from the phone. this usually helps unless the ball is extremely dirty. Below are step by step ins for removing the ball. just follow the link

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