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jasonofspoons
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Thinkpad W540 trackpad replacement?

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?

 

Link to the trackpad

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Re: Thinkpad W540 trackpad replacement?

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".


Rich


I do not respond to requests for private, one-on-one help. Your questions should be posted in the appropriate forum where they may help others as well.

If a response answers your question, please mark it as the accepted solution.

I am not an employee or agent of Lenovo.
jasonofspoons
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Re: Thinkpad W540 trackpad replacement?

Thanks! do you know where I can find a seller of OEM trackpads with gesture suppport? I'd rather not buy from some sketchy aliexpress seller
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Re: Thinkpad W540 trackpad replacement?

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 Smiley Wink

 

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Re: Thinkpad W540 trackpad replacement?

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).  

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