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General TrackBall Decides Not To Go Down

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ERISLOVER, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. ERISLOVER

    ERISLOVER Well-Known Member
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    Yeah, Just like the title says, and the trackball wont go down.
    Any Tips tricks, etc?

    I'm rooted, so I can't lose that.
     

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  2. ThorSkaagi

    ThorSkaagi Well-Known Member
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    Well, when my Eris did the same thing, I took it in to the Verizon store, and they tried to fix it there on the spot, but when they couldn't, I got a free replacement then and there.

    However, since you're rooted, taking it to the Verizon store won't work, unless you unroot. But even then, the 'Like-New Refurb' will almost surely come with HBOOT 1.49, which right now is very difficult to root.

    I don't know what to tell ya, sorry.

    EDIT: The employee at the store told me that my trackball issue had to do with water damage; like even having it in the bathroom while I shower may get some moisture inside it.
     
  3. mudsloth

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    Mine stopped going left and rarely down. I pressed down hard on it and rolled it and that fixed it. I think I saw someone here suggest that solution.
     
  4. Doing that can dislodge what debris was between the tiny contacts around the trackball mechanism.

    I'd take it a step further and use an alcohol wipe to thoroughly rub around the trackball, going every which-way and pressing hard then softly then hard again (all with the device turned off, of course.

    The alcohol will evaporate within less than a minute.
     
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