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Re: Switch ThinkPad Yoga Clickpad with new TrackPad

2015-10-20, 23:31 PM

Hey,

 

I have the 2014 Thinkpad Yoga 14 and I've been following this thread closely. I finially went ahead and swapped out the trackpad for the clickpad and love it. I tried to use the 2015 Thinkpad Yoga 14 driver, but come to find out, that machine uses an Alps driver. I've got the driver to work with the generic Synaptics driver package that was suggested here, but as someone pointed out, the software isn't tweaked well, especially when it comes to the trackpoint. Is there is a way to do everything mentioned here for the Yoga 12, but for the Yoga 14 (2014) model? Thanks!

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Re: Switch ThinkPad Yoga Clickpad with new TrackPad

2015-11-05, 9:29 AM

How do you guys justify giving Lenovo $103 for this? They should be offering to send it to the customer after a $103 deposit, then refunding the deposit once the customer returns the recalled clickpad. But this is Lenovo we're talking about, no hopes of these penny-pinching fools to ever find the self-respect to allow that to happen.

 

Anyway, I still have my TPY S1 with image retention and a defective pointing device, so it's pretty much a crippled Thinkpad that needs an external monitor and mouse at all times, just like an old broken laptop that's permanently tethered to an external monitor and mouse. Because Lenovo. Who's not buying Lenovo products in the future? Me.

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Re: Switch ThinkPad Yoga Clickpad with new TrackPad

2015-11-05, 14:51 PM

The clickpad wasn't recalled, they just reverted back to the old version based on feedback. Lenovo owes you nothing; you bought the laptop full well knowing what its specifications were, including the hardware. The non-buttoned clickpad functions (abeit a step backwards from the one we all love), so stop feeling entitled that they replace it for free based on personal preference.

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Re: Switch ThinkPad Yoga Clickpad with new TrackPad

2015-11-13, 20:51 PM

I don't know about anyone else, but I just discovered by using the generic Synaptics driver package, the trackpad works just fine (all buttons, motions, etc.), but the tablet conversion no longer works. Flipping the computer no longer automatically switches the type.

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Re: Switch ThinkPad Yoga Clickpad with new TrackPad

2015-11-24, 4:54 AM

Can anyone help with this? I know I'm on the first generation Yoga 14 (instead of the Yoga 11 from this thread), but I'm assuming the steps wouldn't be much different - I just can't get anything to work and have tablet mode work correctly.

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Re: Switch ThinkPad Yoga Clickpad with new TrackPad

2016-03-12, 16:40 PM
wrote:

I don't know about anyone else, but I just discovered by using the generic Synaptics driver package, the trackpad works just fine (all buttons, motions, etc.), but the tablet conversion no longer works. Flipping the computer no longer automatically switches the type.

Mine behaves a bit different. Windows 10 still switches to various tablet modes however, the touchpad doesn't get disabled when in tablet mode.

 

 

My Lenovo laptops: 1) Thinkpad W541, 2) Thinkpad Yoga S1, 3) Thinkpad Edge, 4) Lenovo G770, 5) Thinkpad X61T, 6) Thinkpad T42
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Re: Switch ThinkPad Yoga Clickpad with new TrackPad

2016-03-13, 4:08 AM

Reviewed this thread once again and tried esrevinu's solution from page 8. So far it's working and resolved my random trackpoint issues as well as automatically disabling the trackpoint/trackpad when in tablet mode is now working too. Kudos to you esrevinu!

 

As you can see in the attached screenshot, the physical trackpoint buttons are being detected by the driver and even has option to enable the middle button action as the traditional trackpoint middle click allowing me to open links as tabs and close tabs too.

 

Esrevinu's solution involves using the n1cgx11w.exe version of the driver and included a step where one has to to manually replace the LEN0042 lines in the SynPD.inf file, I've provided a link where the modified .inf file can be downloaded so one can replace the default SynPD.inf included with the driver.

 

Link to download the modified SynPD.inf file

 

Screenshot of the driver working under Windows 10:

 

My Lenovo laptops: 1) Thinkpad W541, 2) Thinkpad Yoga S1, 3) Thinkpad Edge, 4) Lenovo G770, 5) Thinkpad X61T, 6) Thinkpad T42
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Re: Switch ThinkPad Yoga Clickpad with new TrackPad

2016-03-24, 17:34 PM

The problem that I have been having is that every so many days or hours or whatever it reverts back to the old driver. When that happens then you have to go through the frustrating process of uninstalling, deleting the old driver and reinstalling the new one. Even if you set your machine (Windows 10) to do not update it will still update it back to the old driver. I think that the old driver hides out on your system somewhere and reinstalls itself with every update. Does anyone know how to fix it so that it stays fixed? I would really love that. I have the yoga S1 12. I know that some people have the TPY 14 and the drivers may be a little different.

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Re: Switch ThinkPad Yoga Clickpad with new TrackPad

2016-03-24, 17:38 PM

This definitely works but, it will revert back to the old Driver making your installation stuck in a phase-lock-loop of deleting, uninstalling and reinstalling drivers. If anyone knows how to end this ridiculous cycle would be well appreciated. I did select no updates to my drivers in Windows 10, but that does not help matters much. If anyone has a solution to this problem I would much appreciate it.

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Re: Switch ThinkPad Yoga Clickpad with new TrackPad

2016-05-13, 21:48 PM

Hi Moomtaz. Couldn't resist answering your question as I've suffered the same problem last time.

 

Just use the driver windows 10 installs automatically, and use the regfile from esrevinu in post 91. Windows update won't detect the change in registry, and will prevent the driver from updating.

 

Occasionally (extremely occasionally), a new driver version comes out, and you might have to run that regfile again.

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