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sofey
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎02-11-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Trackball won't move to the right

 
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tanzim
Posts: 9,321
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Torch 9800

Re: Trackball won't move to the right

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This happens when dirt goes into your trackball. You can try cleaning them but this is not recommended by RIM. You need to be careful while doing so. Check this link for step by step trackball cleaning.

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jforce
Posts: 192
Registered: ‎04-04-2008
My Device: Z10

Re: Trackball won't move to the right

This happened to me with my Pearl on multiple occassions. It usually didn't last very long. If its lasting more that a day or two, I'd take it in and swap it out for a new one if you're still covered under warranty. I've always been scared to take out the trackball. Whenever I take things apart, they do not go back together. But if you're feeling adventurous, go for it. I know there are some great tutorials out there. Thanks for the link tanzim.
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tanzim
Posts: 9,321
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Torch 9800

Re: Trackball won't move to the right

Thanks for reminding the WARNING!!

 

Cleaning the trackball is not recommended by RIM. Do it on your own risk!!!

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Peter8100
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-17-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Trackball won't move to the right

Rubbing alcohol on a "Q-tip"....you will be amazed at the results :smileyhappy:
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brewskiwi
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-19-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Trackball won't move to the right

you can get a new trackball assembly and locking ring on ebay for about $5 - $6 delivered to your house.  They work great
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MrDragon93
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-01-2011
My Device: Curve

Re: Trackball won't move to the right

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YES! Thank you, Peter8100, for the simple, elegant solution. I was dreading having to figure out how to do everything by only moving to the left until I could get my Curve replaced - A little rubbing alcohol on a Q-Tip did the trick! THANK YOU!

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13ladybug13
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-08-2011
My Device: BlackBerry Bold

Re: Trackball won't move to the right

This worked wonders!!! Thanks for the advice.  I can upgrade in 3 weeks and I was dreading going throught the next 3 weeks without being able to scroll to the right.  Thanks again!!