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Sidekick 3 trackball problem

My sidekick 3 trackball doesnt enter when I click onto it

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  • evjbry Jun 11, 2008

    when i click on the trackball nothing happens. i can navigate using it direction wise but when i click on it nothing registers

  • Anonymous Sep 13, 2008

    my track ball is fin its just when i click in it doesnt work

  • TBALL729 Dec 10, 2008

    I COULD SCROLL BUT NOT CLICK TRACKBALL. THE Q-TIP WITH ALCOHOL METHOD WORKED!!! TOOK A WHILE AND MOVING OF THE TRACKBALL HARD WITH ALCOHOL BUT IT IS FIXED. DONT DRINK CHAMPAGN NEAR YOUR SIDEKICK..

    :>)

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2009

    the ball wont click

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Blow into the trackball area really hard..should dislodge some particles on the sensors.

Posted on May 07, 2008

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Turn off your phone, and dip a q-tip in rubbing alcohol and rub it around the trackball for a few minutes and after it has dried, turn your phone back on, and it should work

Posted on Sep 10, 2008

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Use the other way of navagating

Posted on Apr 08, 2008

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CALL CJ HE IS LOCATED IN BRONX NY, AND AN FIX IT FOR CHEAP IN LESS THEN 10MINS BY REPLACING THE TRACKBALL RIBBON. 347 791 2070

Posted on Jul 28, 2008

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Sidekick 2008 trackball doesn't scroll down or left anymore


More than likely, the trackball on your Sidekick 2008 is really dirty. Overtime, dirt and grime gets in between the ball and the sensors.

It is really easy to clean it, you will need q-tips and IPA alcohol. No dis assembly is usually needed!

Check out the Video at the following link to see how the trackball cleaning on the Sidekick 2008 is done

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More than likely, the trackball on your Sidekick 2008 is really dirty.Overtime, dirt and grime gets in between the ball and the sensors.

It is really easy to clean it, you will need q-tips and IPA alcohol. No dis assembly is usually needed!

Check out the Video at the following link to see how the trackball cleaning on the Sidekick 2008 is done

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You can try to clean out the trackball.

follow the guide here:

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I have never taken one apart but here is the link to a website where someone gives the steps to cleaning your trackball. The pictures are quite clear so you should be able to figure out where the magnets go by looking at them.

http://www.fixmysidekick.com/how-to-remove-and-clean-sidekick-3-trackball/106/

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Take a look at the following link:

They usually run abour 20 dollars:

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Antonio-

You may be able to fix many of those things yourself. The trackball proabaly just needs to be clean. Does the LCD have a white screen when it is on? The Camera, well that may take some work.

For the white screen check out here: http://www.repairmysidekick.org/Fix-Sidekick-White-LCD-Screen

If it is not white, a new lcd can be had for 45 dollars on ebay.
they are easy to replace.

replacement of the Sidekick 3 LCD flip screen.

To clean your track ball, follow these instructions:

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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YOu can try cleaning your trackball.

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.

http://www.sidekickskin.net/archives/92

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Thanks so much "GrinningFool", your solution worked perfectly!!!

Jan 21, 2008 | T-Mobile Sidekick® 3 Cellular Phone

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