11-16-2010 02:35 PM - last edited on 11-16-2010 02:38 PM by andyP
After just a few months of usage, my W510's TrackPoint cap came loose. I ordered a three-part TrackPoint cap collection on eBay. Alas, the caps don't fit.
No surprise if you look at this photo of a non-W-series keyboard with the cap removed. The TrackPoint post in my W-series ThinkPad is yellow rather than black and significantly smaller:
Also, the W-series is prominently absent from the list of supported models in Lenovo's specs of the replacement caps.
Anyone know if replacement caps for the W-series are available?
Also, how would I attach the cap? Just pushing it back didn't really do it for my original cap, it kept coming loose.
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11-17-2010 04:46 AM
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09-03-2011 10:13 AM - edited 09-03-2011 10:15 AM
Here is how to tell if a cap is fake or not:
I just got a set of 3 replacement TrackPoint caps, each is of the different kind. I also have my original Soft Dome. They were ordered from eBay.
Out of the three, I immediately noticed the soft dome is fake. How do I know? Because I have my original soft dome as I mentioned earlier. The fake is a darker shade of red and is slightly more slippery. The edges are rougher, a sign that production isn't as good. Lastly, all original trackpoint caps have the letter "I" if you flip them upside down. The fake one didn't.
Oddly enough the other two caps he provided are genuine. They look good, have the proper shade of red, and have the imprinted "I" on the flip side. So that is odd. They came in the same package (a little baggy that says Made in Japan with some numbers on it).
09-03-2011 06:52 PM