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My BB8900 Trackball won't move horizontally

My BB8900 Trackball sticks when I try to move it horizontally but moves OK vertically.  I'd appreciate any help in sorting this out.  Dominic.
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Re: My BB8900 Trackball won't move horizontally

Probably dirt, dust and lint under the trackball.

 

Do this... press firmly and move the trackball in the direction in which it does not want to move. This will normally clear any lint.



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Re: Re: My BB8900 Trackball won't move horizontally

Hi, you can also go into the menu & 'options' then 'screen/keyboard' & change the trackball sensitivity settings. I had to do that for mine Smiley Happy
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Re: Re: My BB8900 Trackball won't move horizontally

Thank you for your help.  It seems to have solved the problem.  I increased the sensitivity from 70 to 90 and it is working perfectly.  I then tried 80 but it was sticking a little so I reverted to 90.  I hope I don't have to increase it again at a later stage as there is very little room above 90!!

 

Thanks again.

 

Dominic.

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Re: My BB8900 Trackball won't move horizontally

Try putting the device in your refrigerator for awhile (like 30 minutes).  I do this with my laptops in the summer.  It works for the Blackberry as well.