10-05-2011 01:07 PM
I bought this external keyboard yesterday for my Dell desktop running windows 7 (professional) because I liked the thinkpad keyboard in my thinkpad t400. After plugging in to my desktop and installing the drivers that came in the CD, I noticed some keys (u, o, m, enter(return), l) were not working, i.e., nothing get displayed when I press those keys . When I tried installing it on thinkpad t400 running Windows 7 professional, the same non-working keys were displaying numbers instead of alphabet values.
Please note the keyboard is not 55Y9003 but the newer version 55Y9053. Also, note the trackpoint worked well including scrolling and all other keys were working. Interestingly, when I plugged this keyboard on Ubuntu machine (desktop and laptop), everything worked well without even installing any drivers.
I initially thought it was a hardware problem and got replacement from Amazon. Both the keyboards exhibit the same problem. Given the fact it works nicely on Ubuntu, I think this is a driver issue. I tried installing drivers from thinkpad site including versions 1.6 and 1.7.
I would appreciate if someone can help with the right drivers.
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11-22-2011 07:18 AM
How does the keyboard compare to the one on the T400? I'm considering purchasing one for my desktop because I'm addicted to the TrackPoint.