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X1 Carbon 3rd gen: Touchpad/trackpoint 'bricked'?

2019-08-06, 0:34 AM

So, i'm fairly confident that my touchpad/trackpoint is 'bricked' on my X1 Carbon 3rd gen. I don't know what have triggered it but i haven't been able to make any progress in getting it to work in the last 5 hours.

 

1. There is no response on the trackpointer, the touchpad or its buttons

2. Windows doesn't see any mouse-devices under Device Manager

3. Uninstalling "Synaptic Pointing Device" results in a yellow generic PS/2 device, but still no mouse

4. Bios is newest version N14ET51W (1.29) and i've done a Reset Default Settings

5. Both trackpoint and touchpad is enabled in the BIOS

6. Running hardware scans using Lenovo Solution Center doesn't yield any errors

7. Using TouchPad-Flash Utility - TrackPointDetect yields 20 warnings and 2 errors.

8. I've dissambled my laptop touchpad and keyboard connectors and making sure they are firmly connected.

9. Is there something i have missed?

 

Anyways. I've made peace with having to replace some parts - nothing lasts forever and i've had my laptop for 4 years now. The million dollar question is though; what to replace?

Without knowing the inner workings of the X1 Carbon i can't get my head around how the touchpad an keyboard interacts. On other models its a single component and you replace both keyboard and touchpad together. Do i need to do that on X1 Carbon as well even though its two seperate components?

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Re: X1 Carbon 3rd gen: Touchpad/trackpoint 'bricked'?

2019-08-06, 15:10 PM

I found a replacement part for the whole top cover, keyboard and touchpad. Is this the replacement you would all recommend?

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