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T430s trackpoint issue

2017-05-01, 20:43 PM

Hi,

 

I encounter the following issues with my Thinkpad T430s:

- sometimes the mouse pointer starts moving on its on, always towards the same direction and always at the same speed. Rebooting temporarily resolves the issue until it occurs again. Reducing the sensitivity in the driver software does not have any impact. Pressing the trackpoint and letting go does nothing to stop it.

 

- the left mouse button acts like a weird combination of a left click + some function that brings up context menus, if available (e.g. on desktop). This happens using the trackpoint, touchpad and sometimes even when using an external mouse.

 

- Right mouse button does not function at all. No matter what function is assigned to it in the driver software, it does not work. External mouse works.

 

All this ONLY happens if the trackpoint is ENABLED in BIOS.

 

If I disabled the trackpoint in the BIOS, touchpad and all mouse buttons work fine.

 

I tried Windows 10 and Windows 7. The problems occur under both operating systems using different driver software.

 

Therefore, I do believe this to be a hardware issue. Anyone has experienced this issues and knows a good way to fix it?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

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Re: T430s trackpoint issue

2017-05-01, 20:53 PM

I cannot be sure without seeing it, but my guess is that you need a keyboard


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Re: T430s trackpoint issue

2017-05-01, 21:04 PM

Well, what would you be looking for?

 

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Re: T430s trackpoint issue

2017-05-01, 21:43 PM

Are you looking for a German keyboard?  Backlight?  

 

Here is the parts list:

 

https://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/t430s_fru_bom_20150409.pdf

 


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Re: T430s trackpoint issue

2017-05-02, 15:48 PM

Before I purchase a new keyboard, I'd like to make sure that this is not caused by a fault on the motherboard.

 

Is there anyway to do this?

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Re: T430s trackpoint issue

2017-05-02, 18:53 PM

I don't know a way without parts to swap.


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Re: T430s trackpoint issue

2017-05-02, 22:34 PM

I had a similar problem with my T430. The left trackpoint mouse button was becoming very stiff and unresponsive. Replacing the keyboard fixed it (and, to boot, it gave me a chance to upgrade from a non-backlit to a backlit keyboard).

 

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