02-01-2012 11:18 AM - edited 02-01-2012 11:54 AM
Could someone help me to identify if my trackpoint on the T420S is broken?
The images are here,
In the first image, the red trackpoint can easily come out of the fixture on the keyboard. If I take out the red cap, there is a black thing as shown in second image located on key "G." I try to jam it into the fixture, but did not work out.
Should this black thing need to always stay in the fixture?
Is it just be glued to the fixture?
Should I ask Lenovo for a service?
Thanks for your help.
02-01-2012 11:49 AM
The images don't work, however, I think I understand. The Trackpoint is a red rubber cap that just fits on a black plastic post between the G, H, and B keys. It lifts right off of the black plastic post. The post is a permanent part of the keyboard. The "eraser" head is user replaceable when necessary.
The underside of the Trackpoint "eraser" is hollowed out to fit over the black post. It is snug, but does not require "jamming."
When in place, does it work?
02-01-2012 11:59 AM
Thanks for your reply. I didn't realize the images did not work, maybe cause they are located in my computer only. Please check the revised link.As you mentioned, the black post can not attached on anymore. It's very loose. The whole thing can come out easily or stick on my finger. What might happen to that? I remember in my old T42 and T61, the only think can be replaced is the red cap. The black post is fixed there.