10-01-2018 08:16 PM
As many people would agree, the W540's trackpad is... bad. As far as I know, There is not a way to replace the trackpad In the laptop. However, there are several sellers on aliexpress selling older style trackpads with "W540" as one of the listed models in the title. Can I replace the trackpad in the laptop with the older style trackpads?
10-01-2018 09:02 PM - edited 10-01-2018 09:04 PM
Many replace the 540 touchpad with one from a t450/t450/w550. It is an improvement. Search the forum for something like "replace t440 touchpad".
10-03-2018 03:32 AM
Another alternative could be to buy a W541 palmrest with the new trackpad (works out of the box). Is probably more pricey, but you may get lucky in eBay or Amazon
12-19-2018 05:04 AM - edited 12-19-2018 05:09 AM
If you find a solution, do let us know. We are particularly interested in knowing the driver to use on the upgrade trackpad on a W540. From experience, the W541 driver does not work with the upgrade to a real trackpad with 3 buttons.
Lenovo should have offered a deep discount (let us say the dealer price, to any person complaining or justifying the W540 touchpad abomination).