General what's wrong with my phone?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by AustinxAtomic, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. AustinxAtomic

    AustinxAtomic Active Member
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    So when I try texting in Portrait mode, it acts as if my trackball is stuck to the left, now I used to have this problem only when it was charging, but now it's more often.
    Also on my home pages, it will slide all the way to the far left one. And sometimes my messaging app will lag, then force close.
    What could be the problem?
     

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  2. gruss

    gruss Well-Known Member
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    I think I read this is a dirty or broken trackball. You can try cleaning it up and see I'd that helps.
     
  3. AustinxAtomic

    AustinxAtomic Active Member
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    What would be the best method to cleaning it?
     
  4. kamots

    kamots Well-Known Member
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    I would say a damp cloth or a baby wipe. Or maybe a qtip
     
  5. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=
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    I would not use water, even if it's just a lightly damp cloth.

    Alcohol wipes, the ones that come in the little packages, work well and the alcohol evaporates after a bit leaving the area clean. Just roll the trackball around with the wipe for a while, let it dry, then do it again a few more times.

    I stay away from cotton swabs ("Q-Tips") because cotton is fibrous and a bit of it can lodge under the trackball causing more problems.
     
  6. AustinxAtomic

    AustinxAtomic Active Member
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    An alcohol wipe on the trackball did the trick for the most part.
    Thanks guys
     

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