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The tracking ball rotates but it does not move over the icons on the left side. Is there anything I can do to fix this?

I have a Blackberry Curve 8330. The tracking ball is not functioning correctly. The tracking ball itself rotates but it does not move to the icons on the right side of my screen. Is there something I can do to fix this? Thank you

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  • tburke124 Apr 21, 2009

    Thank you very much for your help. I ended up purchasing a new trackball. My Blackberry works like a dream again!

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Depending on how comfortable you are with removing the trackball it's not hard to fix... you may have some dirt or grit interfering with the trackball and/or sensors. Take a small screwdriver or blade and gently pop the silver ring around the trackball off. This will free the actual trackball housing. Use an old toothbrush to clean everything. I also soaked the trackball in a little rubbing alcohol. Just make sure it is completely dry before reassembling. If that doesn't work you can purchase replacement trackballs from places like crackberry.com.

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