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Pearl (trackball) doesn't scroll up / how to clean?

Need instructions on how to take out and clean the trackball (as we had to before optical mice came out... Any idea? Warranty is expired so can't exchange the handset.

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  • Volk Feb 01, 2008

    Great - thanks a lot!



    Since posting the thread I found a couple of video clips on YouTube as well



    Cheers

    V

  • prnclk1 Feb 13, 2008

    track ball wont track left!!!

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2008

    same here. won't scroll up

  • Anonymous Jul 30, 2008

    trackball wouldnt scroll up

  • Anonymous Nov 08, 2008

    the trackball does not go up at all and is extremely frustrating what do i clean it with?

  • dennys098 Dec 24, 2008

    same wont scroll up

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Ya mess around cleaning the track ball when you can buy new one for £4.99 with free postage

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You can order a replacement trackball at www.blackberry8100parts.com for $9 its easy to install

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The only way to get it up and running again is physically remove and clean or replace the part. If you want somebody else to doit for you go to Blackberry Repair. If you want to do it yourself, here is a Blackberry pearl Repair Guide that shows how, the part is available on Ebay.

Posted on Jul 12, 2010

Spray electronic cleaning spray on to the track ball and allow to dry.
This will clean and free the track ball.

Posted on Apr 22, 2008

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When this has happened to me I've used one of those wet wipes or a Q-tip soaked with rubbing alcohol to clean it off. It usually takes a few wipes. Sometimes I've taken it apart and cleaned the trackball with the q-tip when it's gotten really bad.
Here's a link to show you how it's done:
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Trackball needs to be kept clean at all times . you can clean them with a damp cloth ( make sure water does not drip ) .
also the trackball can be replaced for a very low cost if you dare to replace it yourself .
you can buy the trackball through ebay from $1.99 .
one last option is to get a small air compressor and blow air around the trackball without forcing too much pressure .
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Daniel

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This is usally caused by the trackball getting dirty.

Use a q-tip dipped in IPA and clean it. Roll the trackball around and swab the q-tip around to clean.

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Check the following link on instructions on how to do that.

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