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Registered: ‎06-12-2008
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Movement Without Trackball

OK, I'm another one who now has a Blackberry Curve who's track ball has stopped working... Anyone know how I can move up down left right without the track ball ??
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Re: Movement Without Trackball

As far as I know, you can't.

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Re: Movement Without Trackball

Press firmly on the trackball and scroll the trackball IN the direction it does not want to move.


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Posts: 12
Registered: ‎06-12-2008
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Re: Movement Without Trackball

Thanks.  The trackball will not move down. I've tried numerous things.. I've already ordered a new trackball so I can replace it. I would suggest that everyone have a spare trackball on hand for when this problem happens to you or read up on how to clean the one you have.  My curve is only 2 months old. One would think your tackball should last a little longer than 2 months.. Poorly designed I guess.