Question We just bought a Golden Tee 2005 edition and most everything seems to work fine except for the trackball. It seems to work to the right but doesn't want to work when we try to roll left. Any information on how to fix this would be much appreciated. I have it all the way opened up to the trackball and the rollers seem to work fine so I'm thinking it has something to do with the readers, but I'm not sure. Thanks in advance.
This is one of the most common failures on the Golden Tee machines. It's almost 100% certainly the optic that has failed. Short of replacing just the optic, it would be cheaper to simply replace the entire trackball. You should be able to find them very cheaply on EBay.
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