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BlackBlerry 8100 Trackball

For some reason, my trackball is behaving strangely. At first, NONE of my keys/buttons were working, including the mute/standby button on top of the phone. Now, all buttons are functioning properly EXCEPT for the trackball. When I try to select with it, the phone behaves as though I'm pressing the Q/W button, and sometimes the E button. It's also slow on scrolling.

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  • mzterid27 Jul 11, 2008

    I am having the same problem it keeps putting up Q's and E's. Let me know if that fixes it.

  • dewadylan Aug 20, 2008

    My problem is my trackball doesn't want select but trackball want scroll for the menu help pls!!!


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You can get the a New trackball from

last time i checked they were $6

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

Had excactly the same problem. Popped the ball off with a tiny screw driver and cleaned the circuit board underneath with some cleaning alchohol. Works perfectly again!
Thanks for the advice Janski

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I was having issues with my trackball as well....I ordered a new one, it was $12 and that included the shipping from

There is a little aluminum foil piece underneath your ball, and it's probably bent and broke. Pop the ball out and check it out

Posted on Jul 10, 2008

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