11-24-2008 04:24 AM
My 8100 has a problem when the trackball is pressed. It displays the Q/W letters on the screen and no longer acts a select button. This happened when the phone was in my pocket. Have i accidently changed a function, or is there a fault?? I have tried taking the battery out for a period of time and still no change. Has anyone else had a similar issue?
11-24-2008 06:07 AM
11-24-2008 07:34 AM
PIN: C0001B7B4 Display/Scan Bar Code
PIN: C0005A9AA Display/Scan Bar Code
11-27-2008 11:55 AM
Glad your phone got fixed!
Could you please solve the post.
happy thanksgiving and enjoy your blackberry
11-23-2009 05:12 PM - edited 11-23-2009 05:16 PM
I have fallen victim to this problem as well. Device is original Pearl model. Removal and cleaning of trackball does not solve issue. I also let the device dry in bowl of rice in case of any moisture for over a day, just in case. Nothing else seems wrong, and its hard to believe the letter Q now appearing on trackball click is the only sign of moisture damage.
If I can't find a fix, I'm going iPhone. I've been a loyal RIM customer for years over several models, but I've become an expert in cleaning "the pearl" which I never wanted. I was plenty happy with the scroll wheel which never jammed or failed in my experience. I've seen the new track pad, but don't want to beta test another RIM product again.
12-28-2009 05:08 PM
I have to agree with the Beta Testing part. I just used my Bold in the rain, and now the trackball won't click. Annoying that this device is so fragile. Not very sturdy as a consumer product. Plus tired of having the BB occasionally crashing and rebooting with blu-tooth headset.
Any resolution from BB for dealing with moisture problems? I don't really see a resolution in this thread other than trying to send it in for repair or warranty.
12-29-2009 07:24 PM
my green phone key acts like my 4 key
my menu key acts like my 1 key
and my return key acts like my * key and sometime the ALT key
I trackball wet Saturday and I dried with a blow drier and have everyday. I think that might have fried it a little. At first it wasn't functioning at all but prayer changes things!
What do I do !! !! !! !! !! !! ?? ? ? ? ? ? ?
05-27-2010 09:46 AM
Mines doing exactly the same thing, press pearl and it think's it is "S". Battery pull didn't fix, trackball clean didn't fix, wipe didn't fix. any ideas?