I cannot type, or click my trackball! I can scroll, but thats it!
I cannot type, or click my trackball! I can scroll around, but thats it. Im using a blackberry pearl, and there is an arrow in the upper right corner. I believe this is caps lock? Also, since nothing it doesnt register any button pushes, the screen goes black (into stand by?) pretty quickly...
I have tried:
taking out the battery tapping caps (#) twice holding alt + caps holding alt + enter holding alt + * holding alt + caps + delete
WHAT IS GOING ON HERE!?!
I was using it with no problems, left it in my car for about an hour, and i come back and its not working!! WTF!?
thanks in advance...
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Lynne: You can try a few things... Take a clean rag or cloth and moisten it with rubbing alcohol and gently scrub across the scroll wheel to remove dirt and skin oils from the scroll wheel and trackball. Don't let alcohol drip into the trackball body. If that doesn't work, and you are somewhat mechanically inclined, you can turn the trackball over and remove the screws that hold the housing together (some may be under the rubber pads on the bottom of the trackball) open the housing and clean the parts that contact the trackball and scroll wheel with a clean rag or cloth. Blow out any dust or dirt in the housing, Dry the parts you cleaned with alcohol and reassemble the trackball. Use rubber cement on the rubber pads, not model cement or super glue, in case you need to disassemble the trackball again at a later time.
You might have one of three things wrong with your blackberry 1. something is stuck down there like a peice of plastic causing the button to seem like its being pressed all the time or 2. there could be water damage in there thats if you bring your phone into the bathroom with you while taking showers humidity is like cancer to phones it might not show up right away but it can happen 3. someone might of pushed the trackball so hard that it dented the button in this case i would take it in to get repaired. If it is one of the other two it should be an easy fix you can check for either one of these problems underneath the trackball by removing the ring that is around the trackball you can do this by carefully prying around it off then you should be able to drop the trackball itself right out of the phone aswell as any thing stuck in there or if there is water damage or any water down there I suggest you turn the phone off as soon as possible to prevent any further damage then I would just leave the phone in a nice dry place to get rid of the water then the trackball should work again same thing goes for removing anything that might be stuck down there after that is all done with you should be able to reassemble it remember the ring around the trackball only goes in one way so do force it or you risk breaking it.
As you use the trackball on your Blackberry, dirt and oils on your fingers get into the trackball assembly.
You might get some 'traction' on your track ball if you lightly dip a cotton swab in some rubbing alcohol. Swab the trackball, then do a quarter turn, continue until you cover the whole trackball in each direction.
If you get no improvement, then its another defective trackball, and you'll have to return it where you got it; most companies warranty phones 90 days from the date it was replaced.
This is right, the problem is in the trackball. If you can get hold of alcohol like the one used years ago to clean the heads of tape decks etc, you may be able to put some in the trackball and rotate the ball around in all directions with the hope that it may clean it.
I have a similar symptom, that is, apparent loss of scroll ring functionality as homercles1 noted, but in fact the scroll ring functionality gets toggled between horizontal scrolling and vertical scrolling as Rithas has noted. A window that is not wide enough to require horizontal scrolling will give the appearance of loss of scroll ring functionality when the scroll ring is in horizontal scroll mode. Likewise, a window that is not tall enough to require vertical scrolling will give the appearance of loss of scroll ring functionality when the scroll ring is in vertical scroll mode.
Solution that worked for me:
My upper right-hand button is defined as "Allow Horizontal Scroll" and by clicking this button, the scroll ring function toggles between horizontal and vertical scrolling. In fact, what can appear to be a nonfunctional scroll ring in some windows is very useful when moving around in large windows.
Hope this comment will be useful to you.