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All the buttons on the Blackberry Curve are working fine - but the Rollerball, which moves around okay, does not work when pressed

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You should be able to remove it to clean it or use a compressed aircan.

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

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Roller ball won't scroll down anymore what can i do?


take a q-tip with a little amount of alcohol and make sure that the phone is off clean the rollerball. it should work fine. try to clean the ball twice a month.

Nov 09, 2010 | RIM BlackBerry Curve 8310 Smartphone

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How to fix a faulty Blackberry rollerball/trackball


There are a few relatively simple solutions to fixing a faulty Blackberry rollerball/trackball.

Compressed Air

Spraying some compressed air on the ball and round the sides of the ball can sometimes loosen the compacted dirt & dust on the rolling mechanism.

You can pick up compressed air from your local hardware store.

WD40

Spray a tiny amount of WD40 on a cotton bud and rub it onto the rollerball. This can free up the mechanism and lubricate it.

Removing and Cleaning the Rollerball/Trackball

  1. Using a small flathead screw driver gently prise the silver ring around the rollerball from the top (be extremely careful as the catches are made of plastic and can break easily)
  2. The rollerball module should come out with easy
  3. Using a clean paint brush, gently brush the inside of the Blackberry where the module came from
  4. Using a toothbrush clean the rollerball module gently around the rollers on the underside and also clean the actual rollerball
  5. When replacing the rollerball module it will only fit one way so don't worry about putting it in upside down
  6. There are three plastic catches on the silver ring, there should be one at the bottom & two at the top. Line them up on the phone and press it back in place gently.


Replacing the rollerball/trackball

Sometimes the mechanism or the rollerball can be come damaged and cleaning will not solve the problem. In this case you can replace the rollerball by following the instructions above about cleaning and purchase a replacement rollerball from eBay or one of the other countless online stores that see Blackberry parts.

I would always recommend that you buy genuine Blackberry replacement parts as these are usually of a higher quality than copies.

on Dec 18, 2009 | Cell Phones

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Rollerball will move, but won't click to activate applications. Nor will the buttons work to answer or turn phone on/off? The side buttons won't work either. All other aspects of the phone are...


my friend it is easy just open ur phone and clean ur rollerball u find calceur white.this because ur mobile infected by water .and tel m later

Jan 04, 2010 | RIM Blackberry Curve 8300

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My A button works only sometimes on my blackberry curve 8310


Its better if you walk in to the Blackberry Mobile service centre they will either replace your keypad or do the servicing..

Jun 09, 2009 | RIM BlackBerry Curve 8310 Smartphone

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My blackberry world rollerball moves but none of my buttons click


i would send it back to the manufacturer. apparently the trackball has a problem and it needs to get fixed. or u can go to a blackberry specialist and tweak the trackball so itll work better

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Blackberry Curve rollerball scrolls but will not select when push


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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My Blackberry 8310 curve key board is not working properly. When I press 5 nothing happens on the screen, when i press 4,7,and some of the letters dont work at all till i move them arround .

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Blackberry rollerball


Hi guys I have the solution. I think all your trackballs are stuck. If you cant move it, take the silver ring off with a knife, take off the trackball and put rubbing alcohol on it wth a Q - tip until it works. Can some1 help me? My problem is titled My blackberry pearl wont load up.

May 16, 2008 | RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8100

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HELP!!!!HELP!!!


Try blackberry.com, they will have links to buy parts, also crackberry.com is great too.

May 05, 2008 | RIM BlackBerry Curve 8310 Smartphone

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