Friday, January 16, 2009

Blackberry Trackball does not work

Here's something to try if the trackball on a Blackberry stops working:
  1. Place flat piece of corrugated cardboard from a packing box on a table or desk.
  2. Put a sheet of white paper on top of the cardboard.
  3. To not scuff the screen, hold a piece of soft cloth over the Blackberry display. Do make sure that the trackball is not covered.
  4. Place the Blackberry face down on the paper.
  5. With light pressure, roll the Blackberry around on the paper in figure eights using the trackball as the "wheel."
This procedure often will free up the trackball and fix the Blackberry.