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T450S Issues

2015-04-04, 12:10 PM

Couple of items related to my new  T450.  Note  that I have set up the system as a dual boot with WIN8 and Ubuntu.

 

Function  Keys: 

On all other Thinkpads I have owned, you needed to press the Fn key to get the Function key hardware option, e.g. sound, display.  For some reason, on this maching the function keys are in hardware mode and you need to press the Ctl and Alt to get the normal OS function key.  Is there a way to change this?

 

SSD:

Ordered my Thinkpad with a 256GB SSD.  I looked at the Smart Drive statistics and see that 105 sectors have remapped.  I have used Samsung SSDs and never have seen this.  Should I be concerned?

 

Trackpad Pointer:

The red rubber pointer pad sits too low..  I often hit a surrounding key. 

I am migrating from a T60 to my new T450S.  So, I swapped my T60 red pinter to the T450 and the problem fixed.  Is there any way to order some replacement red rubber buttons that sit higher?

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2015-04-04, 13:44 PM

As for the function keys, press FN + Esc once to activate FN Lock and switch the FN functions.

 

The TrackPoint sits indeed lower, in order to protect the screen (as on older ThinkPads, the TrackPoint would often touch the screen when the lid was closed). Its not recommended to use the older, higher caps. Rather get used to the lower caps.

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Re: T450S Issues

2015-04-04, 14:16 PM

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Ordered my Thinkpad with a 256GB SSD.  I looked at the Smart Drive statistics and see that 105 sectors have remapped.  I have used Samsung SSDs and never have seen this.  Should I be concerned?

 

No. This is normal.

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2015-04-04, 17:34 PM
Thanks for the tips. 
 
>The TrackPoint sits indeed lower,  
Yes, I remember reading about the close tolerances, yes, I will return to the original pinter.
 
>As for the function keys, press FN + Esc
Yes that worked -- thank you.
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2015-04-04, 21:49 PM
AFAIK, it's not actually the caps itself, but rather the mechanism sitting lower.

Frankly, I'd prefer the softer TrackPoint cap to rub on the screen rather than the harder plastic of the key edges.

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2015-04-04, 21:54 PM

I would agree. The red rubber pointer on the 450 is very hard, whereas my t60 pointer is softer.

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