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Replacing Touchpad

2011-09-22, 13:45 PM


I have a T410 which its touchpad does not work properly (Its surface is worn out)

Could I change the Touchpad? (Does Lenovo or any other company sells touchpad separately?)


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Betreff: Replacing Touchpad

2011-09-22, 18:39 PM

The touchpad is a part of the palmrest. The palmrest must be replaced.


Otherwise you can search for a user, who has a damaged palmrest with a properly working touchpad. Then it might be possible to replace the touchpad itself.


I've done it several times at  T60/T61 without any problem:

  • Remove the adhesive tape and unplug the cable.
  • Remove the screws, the mounting bracket (keep its position in mind!!!) and pull the touchpad.

If you attach the mounting bracket wrong, the touchpad can be moved in the direction to the display.

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Betreff: Replacing Touchpad

2011-09-22, 20:31 PM

I have replaced the wrist rest on my 2.5 year old t500 a few times already due to cracking, but I had to send the old one back so your out of luck...  :\


Both had tracpads that were pretty worn out though so even if I could have kept the old parts, they probably would not have lasted you long.   My buttons also had dimples in them where my fingers pressed.   


I think the plasic Lenovo uses is pretty soft as non of my other consumer laptops have done this.....

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