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    Trackball - Replace with different style?

    I've read here and there about the possibility of replacing the trackball with one from a different series (8330, 8900, etc.). Is this truly possible? Would it even make a difference? My wife an daughter both have the Pearl Flip. The trackball on their phones is fantastic!

    Hey, someone put together a hybrid!!! :laugh2:



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    Good questions TM...
    If I did not know the answer, I would be eager to give it a shot.
    No harm no foul...:fing02:

    Of course I would only try at my own digression.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TemperamentalMan View Post
    I've read here and there about the possibility of replacing the trackball with one from a different series (8330, 8900, etc.). Is this truly possible? Would it even make a difference? My wife an daughter both have the Pearl Flip. The trackball on their phones is fantastic!

    Hey, someone put together a hybrid!!! :laugh2:
    Agreed. A Hybrid would be nice since those phones seem to become more popular. I can not answer your questions, but only agree that a Hybrid would be nice!



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    My understanding is that the trackball from the 8900 series works wonders, and fits into the spot just the same as a Tour's OEM ball. However, at this point, I would probably just call your carrier for a DOA/Replacement considering all the new ones seem to have fantastic trackballs - just make sure yours has a green dot on the ESN/MEID/UPC label.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Servovestri View Post
    My understanding is that the trackball from the 8900 series works wonders, and fits into the spot just the same as a Tour's OEM ball. However, at this point, I would probably just call your carrier for a DOA/Replacement considering all the new ones seem to have fantastic trackballs - just make sure yours has a green dot on the ESN/MEID/UPC label.
    Yeah my current one does NOT have the green dot I may give that a shot, but if I do, will I end up with a new one or a refurb?



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    Just read a teardown/replacement link that says a trackball from the 8330/8830 will work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TemperamentalMan View Post
    Yeah my current one does NOT have the green dot I may give that a shot, but if I do, will I end up with a new one or a refurb?
    Depends on the carrier, currently, they're DOAing Tours at VZW I think, and if they give you any grief, you can fight about it and they'll do it. I think mine was 5 days out of DOA but they sent me one. So brand new in that case.

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    You can use any trackball with any device - they even work with the tmobile G1. Theyre all the same trackball.

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