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Wheel gets sticky

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Re: wheel gets sticky

Clean it with rubbing alchohol......alchohol doesnt leave a residue and its also nice because if drys quickly......just get a q-tip damp and clean it real well.

Posted on Jan 01, 2008

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Re: wheel gets sticky

Determine what the substance that's adhered to track ball, or if it's an internally malfunctioning sensor pad. If it's the sensor underneath, have your service center take care of it.

Otherwise, instead of spelling out all the steps to go through, this site has provided these details very clearly. Enjoy.

Posted on Nov 23, 2007

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I hated that happened to you but I hope that you have insurance on it. Anyway for the stickiness very lightly damp a  Q-tip or the tip of a towel and rub against the buttons that are sticky. Use water and a very small drop of rubbing alcohol. Now for the warning signal maybe just leave the phone alone for several hours or days and then test it later or open the phone take the battery out and see if it looks like the soda had gotten down in the phone . If it doesn't it might have a good chance of coming back on but if it does place the phone in a draining position so that the remainder of the soda can drain on a cloth or something. Please do not use a blow dryer if it is still wet because it might make it worse that what it is. But even though i don't recommend it if you want to try it hold the blow dryer back a few inches and move the phone in different positions as you do it. If all these fail (I'm not an expert) call customer service.  

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