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Paper Tape
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-04-2011
Location: USA
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TrackPoint Problems

I recently got a Thinkpad T420.  One of my favorite features is the nub, but for the past few days the nub has been impossible to use.  It will click things randomly and rapidly and also freezes and shakes the mouse.  Once I deactivate trackpoint it works fine, but it's one of my favorite features. I just bought the computer two weeks ago so I can't imagine the keyboard breaking already. Is it a software problem or something?

Former Employee
Posts: 3,823
Registered: ‎07-11-2010
Location: Malaysia
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Re: TrackPoint Problems

@OutWeRoll,

Check and see if you have the latest UltraNav Driver and Utility.

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS019164

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS014080

Also try booting into BIOS and reset to default. See if it helps.

//JameZ
Paper Tape
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-04-2011
Location: USA
Message 3 of 5 (601 Views)

Re: TrackPoint Problems

Thank you. That seemed to have worked. I had no problems yesterday after I downloaded the driver.

On a completely different note. Do you know how to stop the computer from logging off every time you close the laptop? It's been bothering me for a long time and I don't want to create a whole new thread about it.

Token Ring
Posts: 163
Registered: ‎07-02-2011
Location: USA
Message 4 of 5 (581 Views)

Re: TrackPoint Problems

Check the power management settings (either in the thinkpad power manager or the windows power control panel)

Former Employee
Posts: 3,823
Registered: ‎07-11-2010
Location: Malaysia
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Re: TrackPoint Problems

@OutWeRoll,

In Power Manager 3.62 -> Advance -> Global Power Settings -> Events -> Lid Close -> Advance -> uncheck Lock workstation when lid is closed.

//JameZ
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