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Trackball does not functioning properly

It moves side to side, but doesn't go down

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Settings could help some, but I tried that originally with my ball as the first step, and it did nothing. It was definitely the ball that was broken (I frequently use lotion and other products on my hands, and I think that created the buildup.) I would suggest getting a new one to fix that issue, if you can. I got a new blue trackball (go knicks!) at www.blackberrytrackball.com

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Change the settings

select options --> select screen/keyboard --> change the proximity sensor for vertical as 100% --> select Menu --> select save.

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My trackball doesn't move down on my8310 blackberry


Chances are it's just clogged with dirt

Ok. Follow this carefully cause more people break and destroy their trackballs by not following directions step by step

Carefully pry the grommet (ring around the trackball) off and set it aside. If you look at it. There is supposed to be only 3 pins. NOT 4 so if you have 3 your fine.

Carefully tip the phone over and tap it if you have to, to get the track ball to fall into your hand.
Then I suggest taking a cotton swab, and some alcohol, dip the swab.

Then run it all over the ball as you move the ball in all directions and free up what ever is in there, ie; dirt, dust, stuff from your hands...

Once the track ball can move in the down position or in a complete circle without any problems. Let it dry for like 5min.

Drop it back in carefully. Direction of the trackball doesn't matter. Then carefully put the grommet back in the exact way it came out.

Then it should work just fine.

I've used alcohol to clean mine many many times and never had a problem. Alcohol is different that water, it evaporates and doesn't leave a film or damage.

I hope that helps.

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I have blackberry 9630 tour trackball is not working upside rest sides its fine please help me out.


The trackball will move down and to the sides, just not up? Try blowing some compressed air into the gap around the trackball from all sides.

Sometimes the trackball gets sticky from food particles or dirt from your fingers. Wipe it clean with a dry lint-free cloth and see if that makes a difference.

If it still won't go up, there may be dust or dirt particles underneath the trackball. Get a thin strip of paper and try to work it in around the trackball to loosen any dirt or debris. Then blow the compressed air again to remove any dirt found.

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Trackball for blackberry does not move smoothly


What do you mean...can it move in all four directions?

Most trackball movement problems can be rectified by cleaning the trackball. Try the following steps to see if it helps tp resolve the issue you are having;

1) Turn the unit off, open the back cover and pull the battery out,
2) Take a paper towel, dampen it with water...nothing else, making sure that the towel is only damp and not soaking wet,
3) Rub the damp paper towel on the trackball, over and over, making sure to rub up, down, side-to-side and every which way. This should clean the trackball and remove whatever is causing it to not move smoothly.
4) Wait a minute or two and replace the battery and cover. Once the unit has rebooted, try moving the trackball again. It should be better.

Cheers!

Dec 29, 2009 | RIM BlackBerry Curve 8310 Smartphone

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My ball wont go left or right. only up & down. what do i need to do?


Most trackball movement problems can be rectified by cleaning the trackball. Try the following steps to see if it helps tp resolve the issue you are having;

1) Turn the unit off, open the back cover and pull the battery out,
2) Take a paper towel, dampen it with water...nothing else, making sure that the towel is only damp and not soaking wet,
3) Rub the damp paper towel on the trackball, over and over, making sure to rub up, down, side-to-side and every which way. This should clean the trackball and remove whatever is causing it to not move smoothly.
4) Wait a minute or two and replace the battery and cover. Once the unit has rebooted, try moving the trackball again. It should be better.

Cheers!

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Trackball only moves sideways not down


It sounds like the trackball has become dirty. If you prise of the silver plastic trackball surround, you can lift out the trackball component and give the small rollers at each side a clean.

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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?


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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Blow into the tracking ball. a little bit of dirt and dust can clog it up.

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Trackball moves but cursor will only move down and left to right not up


try takign out the batery if that doesnt work click it a bunch of times to losen it up

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Trackerball will go up and down,but when you are not able to select anthing.!


You can try these methods.

If you are having problems with your trackball, here are two ways to make it work better.
1: Take a deep breath and blow on the trackball area, rotate and do it again. This may blow any particles block the sensors.
2: This requires a Q-tip and some alcohol. Turn off your sidekick, wet the end of the q-tip, and gently clean the trackball while rotating. Be careful not to get the alcohol on anything but the trackball. Let dry for a minute and try it out. If this doesn’t work then try again.

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The keys may have gotten dirty. So when you push one, it also activates ones near by.

These tips apply to the trackball but you can also use them for the keyboard.

1: Take a deep breath and blow on the trackball area, rotate and do it again. This may blow any particles block the sensors.
2: This requires a Q-tip and some alcohol. Turn off your sidekick, wet the end of the q-tip, and gently clean the trackball while rotating. Be careful not to get the alcohol on anything but the trackball. Let dry for a minute and try it out. If this doesn’t work then try again.

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