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Trackball Transplant

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3rd April 2010, 08:30 PM   |  #1  
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Hey guys, just wanted to let you know that I just successfully replaced my trackball in my Eris with a blue blackberry replacement. If you're wanting a different color for it but are bummed that it doesn't have all the multicolored LEDs like the nexus one, this is another option. Doing this WILL void any kind of warranty/insurance you have on your phone and I take no responsibility if you screw anything up. Just get a replacement trackball from DealExtreme. Link posted below.

Then, all you have to do is remove 4 screws from the back of the phone (one under a tiny sticker) and then 2 more inside the phone that are holding the charging/usb port in place. Gently lift the circuit board and pull out the old trackball. Pop the new one in, screw everything back together and you're good to go. Keep in mind that you won't be using the chrome ring surrounding the new trackball, just the inside part of it that is the actual trackball. It's not a very difficult mod at all, and it may even work on other phones (not sure). Anyway, Good luck guys!!


Edit: Here's the link to DX: http://www.dealextreme.com/search.dx/search.trackball

Edit: Here you go guys:





^^ The picture doesn't really show the glow of the blue :( ^^







Hope that helps!
Last edited by Elementix; 5th April 2010 at 06:30 PM.
4th April 2010, 05:38 AM   |  #2  
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Any way to post pictures of this?
4th April 2010, 05:48 AM   |  #3  
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you should post pics.
4th April 2010, 11:52 PM   |  #4  
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I'm not sure, let me see if I can post some. I might need to get a higher post count to be able to do it..
5th April 2010, 12:11 AM   |  #5  
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I've got the pictures ready to go, but I can't post links yet. I guess my account still needs to be verified. Any help with that??
5th April 2010, 12:36 AM   |  #6  
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Re: Trackball Transplant
send me a pm and ill post the link

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5th April 2010, 12:49 AM   |  #7  
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PM sent.
5th April 2010, 01:01 AM   |  #8  
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well..I guess he got offline..
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Holding tight for the man like Steve.
5th April 2010, 06:12 AM   |  #10  
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Oh yeah also you can just paste the address for the link in your post. We will copy and paste it into a new window and still get to the page.

I definitely want a link for the trackball since when I searched for "nexus one trackball" it came up with:

http://www.dealextreme.com/search.dx...ne%20trackball

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