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Blackberry pearl can't move my trackball to the right (rather, the ball moves, but the cursor won't move right on the screen). every few hours, when i press down on the button really hard, it works for a few minutes but then stops working again

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  • Anonymous Aug 07, 2008

    I have the exact same problem with my BB Curve.

  • khouse4902 Dec 23, 2008

    My pearl tracball will only move up and down, not left and right. I have tried everything, it's very frustrating! I guess I will have to order the replacement trackball and hope that they will work. Has anyone replaced one, and did it work?

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

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it is because of the dust accumulate din between the trackball and the wheels...so remove the trackball and clean it....u can be abe to do it by your own... for assistance watch this video,to solve this problem http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=blackberry+pearl+8100+trackball+repair&aq=f

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u can go on ebay and buy a new trackball for ur phone that is what I did and it works great..

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Need to fix blackberry trackball


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:
http://www.blackberryforums.com/general-8100-series-discussion-pearl/113889-how-clean-trackball-your-pearl-8100-a.html

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My trackball on bb 9000 won't move down


good luck.
if you can get the part -- its a trackball assembly btw not just the ball itself
you press down on the silver ring around the ball and turn, the cover will fall out. use a small probe and lift the assembly out.
many times there's fuzz in there -- check it out before you buy a new assembly

Jul 23, 2009 | RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8100

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Trackball gets stuck on BB 8100 Pearl


You can actually pop the trackball out and clean it and the sensors. remove (gently) the silver ring around the ball. if you break it you can buy new ones cheap.. it just snaps in to place. then the ball will fall out and you can take a q-tip and rubbing alcohol and clean it.

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The ball won't scroll down


Have you removed the ball at any time? If it is put back in wrong, it could cause this. If not, the ball assembly itself might be bad. You can find them fairly cheap on eBay.

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The ball won't scroll down


Pop the ring around the track ball out with a small blade or your finger nail. Three double prongs hold it in place (bottom and both sides, none on top). Turn device over and gently tap the back. Track ball will release once ring is removed. At this point you can view the track ball and see exactely what is causing the block. Clean if needed with q-tip or remove lint/debris/etc... Just did this with my 8830. Working perfectly now. - {would not scroll down at all prior to}

Nov 25, 2008 | RIM BlackBerry 8800

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Trackball doesn't move down


Good evening!
If the trackball is not scrolling or even moving in the proper direction this can mean a couple of different things. It is possible that it is just dirty. Yet it is very common that the trackballs can get roughed up over time and a replacement may be necessary. Trackballs are easy to fix and you wont even need to go to your cell phone provider for a replacement (they will probably over charge you, or as you said, ****** you into a new contract).
A few ways to clean the trackball can be:
1. Use something to hold the trackball in place while the other hand uses some sort of rubbing alcohol to wipe the trackball.
2. This is a little more technical but it is VERY easy. Removing the trackball is extremely easy. You can use a simple screw driver to flip off the silver ring around the trackball and simply turn the phone over and tap it a few times to have the ball out. When the ball is out, using rubbing alcohol to simply clean around it. Just be careful... the trackball mechinism is VERY fragile. To replace it, the ball can only go in 2 ways and determining this is very easy, if it goes back in, it goes in, if not, move it. Putting the ball back in requires barely any force. Then the silver ring only goes in 1 way. The three hooks slide right in.
3. Replacing the trackball is the last idea. I have replaced my trackball on my Blackberry once already. You can find replacement trackballs for a cheap price on amazon, ranging from $2-10. You can also find them on ebay or simply googling Blackberry Trackball Replacement. The same way to replace the ball is as I said to remove it.
There are many videos or instructions on the web for replacing or taking out the trackball.
Glad to help you out with your Blackberry device! Good luck!

Oct 29, 2008 | RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8100

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Bb8800 the pearl/cursor does not scroll up


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.

If cleaning fails then you will need to replace the Blackberry trackball.

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

Blackberry 8800 Trackball Replacement Guide

Oct 12, 2008 | RIM BlackBerry 8800

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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

Mar 27, 2008 | RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8100

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