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Keyboard and tracking ball problems

My keyboard letters are printing the alt options rather than letters. The alt key doesn't work at all. When scrolling through a menu option, like text messages for example, the tracking ball skips over every other text so that there is n o way to access the ones in between. Similarly, in address book, tracking ball skips over multiple entries. Any thoughts or suggestion? ...Or is it time to get it fixed or replaced? Thanks.

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  • sapper6307 Dec 16, 2008

    the tracking ball on my blackberry curve no longer selects items. it will still navigate the home screen, but will not open folders?

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Sounds like you have 2 different problems. Your trackball probably needs to be replaced and also your keypad needs to be cleaned or replaced.

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