General How to: Changing trackball color!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by BlueDC2, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. BlueDC2

    BlueDC2 Well-Known Member
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    Trackball Transplant - xda-developers

    I know not everyone here is a member at xda, so I figured that at least a few people on here have eris's that they are willing to void their warrenty on (even more than they alread have with leaks and rooting :p)

    This isn't with an LED, it is the actual trackball.
    Seems pretty easy, anyway, thought I'd share.
     

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  2. AudiDan

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    Thanks for posting. Not sure I have that much courage. I do wish the stock trackball would do more than white.
     
  3. BlueDC2

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    No problem. I'm sure after some searching people might find a few different colors, or maybe try to change the led somehow. I didn't know how simple it was to get to the trackball itself though.
     
  4. yeahright

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    Sounds like a fun time. I personally don't mind the white I think it looks cool. Other colors are cool but way too scared I'd mess something up lol.
     
  5. pkopalek

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    I might go red. I like it.
     
  6. eriscentro

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    I don't think this is worth loosing warranty coverage. It's just a trackball
     
  7. jhewit22

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    Looks like a really cool idea, but not worth loosing warranty in case there are other issues that happen!
     
  8. BlueDC2

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    Yeah, I suppose if your rooted you could always go back anyway. If you have insurance, and something breaks (not because of the trackball) you could just say you lost it. [NOT SAYING IT'S COOL TO BREAK THE PHONE DOING THIS AND THEN GET A REFURB]

    You would still have your original trackball, you could always put that back before sending it in and just hope they don't look.

    Or, you might just have an eris as a play-with sort of phone, so f*** it, get a cool trackball.
     
  9. alprazolam

    alprazolam Well-Known Member
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    Now that shows pure determination right there. Some people are gonna change that trackball color at any expense. HA! :)
     
  10. LexusBrian400

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    I'm a drifter.. here and there.
    All you have to do is color it with ur favorite flavor of permanent marker. Works just fine. :) go ahead and try it... promise
     
  11. pkopalek

    pkopalek Well-Known Member
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    I can't even tell if you're being serious.

    I'd try a hilighter of some color probably, since that lets more light pass through, but I bet a permanent marker will stop it from glowing!
     
  12. Eris_2.1_2010

    Eris_2.1_2010 Well-Known Member
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    That's neat but I don't want to void my warranty. I like the idea of the marker, but can we see pics of this with the light on?
     

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