1. Check out our companion app, Forums for Android! Download from Google Play

Is it possible to remove trackball on HTC Hero

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Tommy_24, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. Tommy_24

    Tommy_24 New Member
    Thread Starter
    5

    Jan 12, 2010
    1
    0
    5
    well the title says it all, i would like to remove my trackball so i can clean it, but cannot figure out how to, is it possible?
     

    Advertisement

  2. jmorse

    jmorse Well-Known Member
    18

    Dec 28, 2009
    90
    12
    18
    I'd like to remove it so I can dye it a neat color. If I can do it without taking the whole phone apart I'd be tempted to try this.
     
  3. rob200375

    rob200375 Active Member
    36

    Jan 11, 2010
    42
    1
    36
    Reporting Analyst
    South west, Uk
    From experience of taking apart other phones you probably wont be able to get the ball out without either unclipping something on the front (nothing there so probably not) and the only other way would be too take it apart and I wouldnt want to do that to my Hero.
     
  4. jmorse

    jmorse Well-Known Member
    18

    Dec 28, 2009
    90
    12
    18
    That's my thought too.
     
  5. Slug

    Slug Check six!
    Moderator
    2,043

    Aug 1, 2009
    20,553
    16,987
    2,043
    Male
    Mobile phone retail
    Inverness, UK
    To clean the trackball, try using cotton buds soaked in isopropyl alcohol or that spray-on computer cleaning foam.
     
  6. TheBrit

    TheBrit Well-Known Member
    143

    Aug 25, 2009
    1,188
    114
    143
    UK
    That would work. I have not needed to clean mine though as I hardly ever touch the trackball.
     
  7. andy d

    andy d Well-Known Member
    63

    Aug 19, 2009
    595
    18
    63
    UK
    I use a product called clean safe. which is specifically designed to clean computer screens and camera lens etc etc.
    dose a great job keeping the whole phone clean.

    www.cleansafe.co.uk
     
  8. jeffreynothing43

    jeffreynothing43 Well-Known Member
    36

    Mar 26, 2010
    337
    5
    36
    unemployed
    The Triangle, North Carolina
    are referring to cleaning the track ball while it's seated in the phone or if it's disassembled?
     
  9. lekky

    lekky Lover
    313

    While it's in the phone, no need to remove it.
     
    jeffreynothing43 likes this.
  10. Drazil

    Drazil Well-Known Member
    36

    Feb 4, 2010
    131
    8
    36
    If you watch the HTC Hero disassembly video, it shows the trackball encased in a black housing all in one piece. The replacement part for it probably comes as that unified piece rather than just a ball.
     
Tags:

Share This Page

Loading...