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How to clean the trackball - RIM Blackberry Curve 8300

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Oh my goodness....dont submerge your ball in water....get some rubing alchohol and a soft toothbrush take out the ring..then the track ball and brish out the little circular magnets under the ball....if the spot in the phone where the ball was is dirty clean that too.but careful not to damage the sensors on the board...blow dry it with a can of air or a hairdryer and place the ball and ring back in.............. and enjoy!!!!

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Remove the plastic ring, remove the trackball and submerge it in water... then DRY it really good...

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