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    8900 Trackball issues

    I recently loaded a Official OS to my old Curve (not used anymore). This was just me experimenting, all went well. And it all works until I place my Sim in the Device, then the Trackball freezes. The Sim is ok I'm using it now on my 9780,the OS is OS5. I did think to load an older OS, or is it a carrier issue (blocked). Funny because Vodafone did offer to buy my 8900 back when I got my Bold. Any ideas?
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    The SIM shouldn't cause trackball to freeze. Have you tried wiping phone & reloading OS?
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    Now Sorted wiped device again reloaded this time all ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanjolin View Post
    Now Sorted wiped device again reloaded this time all ok
    Nice, glad to see that went well.

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    Thanks, Phew!!! I'm putting it down to a senior moment, I got my Standby BB back

    Thanks for replying guys.

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    Update on my 8900 Saga.
    Well it Seems that Javelins have this common fault, if it was in constant use then I'd fit a new Trackball. But all my faithful old BB is, now just a Emergency phone. So what I did was go into options, and disable 'Dial from Homescreen' and it worked. Using the keyboard shortcuts, to navigate the various functions. In the future I might well fit a Trackball. I thought this may be useful to some one should their Trackball give up.
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    I'm anti-trackball for that reason!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanjolin View Post
    Update on my 8900 Saga.
    Well it Seems that Javelins have this common fault, if it was in constant use then I'd fit a new Trackball. But all my faithful old BB is, now just a Emergency phone. So what I did was go into options, and disable 'Dial from Homescreen' and it worked. Using the keyboard shortcuts, to navigate the various functions. In the future I might well fit a Trackball. I thought this may be useful to some one should their Trackball give up.
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    Nice workaround, thanks for sharing. I'm sure this has hit other users as well. RIP old faithful.

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    Well it had too happen my Javelin ( Old faithful), sitting there saying "investigate" my Trackball issue. Normally, and I recommend you follow the dismantle instructional videos, you basically unscrew the Body from the rear. But if your careful, and I mean careful, there's another way. I prised off the keyboard and you can just remove the Trackball/sensor assembly. I cleaned the Trackball and refitted it, no change. Looks like I will replace the Trackball and sensor, at a later date. All flex cables connections seem ok must be the TB and sensor assembly. I believe you can buy these parts online, as service parts about $35USD Ill keep you posted
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