[rescue] Trackball slowdown

Steve Hatle shatle at nfldinet.com
Thu Jul 9 13:22:12 CDT 2015

I feel a bad string of posts about "polishing your balls" coming on...

  -------- Original Message --------
  Subject: Re: [rescue] Trackball slowdown
  From: Josh Carlson <helforama at gmail.com>
  Date: Thu, July 09, 2015 9:10 am
  To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>

  Is this one of the rubberized balls or it is hard plastic? I have a
  plastic trackball that has recently been giving me a few similar
  The plastic itself is actually starting to pitch/scratch and that
  seems to
  be it. So you may have to hunt for a replacement ball or try
  polishing your
  current one.

  On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 7:54 AM, <microcode at zoho.com> wrote:

  > I have a Logitech Trackman that gets gummed up and causes the
  trackball not
  > to function very well occasionally. In the past I have taken it
  apart and
  > wiped the trackball and the bearing points with a microfiber cloth
  and it
  > has come back to normal.
  > Lately it is sticking and not working well and the way I used to
  clean it
  > doesn't help. It's becoming impossible to use.
  > Do these simply wear out and go into the garbage like most modern
  stuff or
  > is there some other way to fix this? It feels like it needs lube of
  > kind but that also seems like it would be a very bad idea.
  > Thanks for any suggestions.
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