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Blackberry rollerball Hi, the ball seems to work for everything but the zoom on the camera. Any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Jun 12, 2008

    Quite simply the zoom doesn't work on the camera by using the rollerball

  • commatose Aug 28, 2008

    I'm having the same problem. I wondered if I'd messed with a setting and forgotten about it.

  • Anonymous Sep 28, 2008

    Same problem. My rollerball doesn't work when it comes to zooming, and zooming only.

  • Anonymous Oct 21, 2008

    mine won't scroll up!

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    my roller ball does not scroll down.

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2009

    same problem with rollerball during zoom process

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2009

    WiLLL NOT Scroll down!

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2009

    Rooler ball On Pearl will not scroll down.

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009

    I cannot move my rollerball down or to the right!

  • zebsorum2004 May 13, 2009

    My rollerball will not go down, it goes up or Rt/Lt, but not down.

  • akojim May 11, 2010

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Hi guys I have the solution. I think all your trackballs are stuck. If you cant move it, take the silver ring off with a knife, take off the trackball and put rubbing alcohol on it wth a Q - tip until it works. Can some1 help me? My problem is titled My blackberry pearl wont load up.

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I cannot scroll down with my rollerball????any suggestions

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It doesnt work when you scroll the rollerball towards or away from the picture?

Posted on May 29, 2008

Use the volume buttons, they zoom

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

OMG MINNNNNE DONT EITHER. sammeee exact probllemmm

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

Hard reset...pull the battery =)

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Try the link www.blackberry.com/RimBlackberryPearl8100

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