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SCSI Port
Posts: 85
Registered: ‎10-12-2012
Location: Poland
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x230 trackpoint

Hey,

sometimes when I move my pointer somwhere and then release trackpoint the pointer goes a little bit backwards. Can it be fixed?

Regards 

Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎01-22-2013
Location: Canada
Message 2 of 11 (458 Views)

Re: x230 trackpoint

TrackPoint drift has been happening as long as I can remember, at least back to the X31.  Release the trackpoint, and it may drift towards the top left.  If you let it drift, it stops after a few seconds and after that works properly.  At least for me this happens infrequently enough so as not to be a big deal.

SCSI Port
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Location: Poland
Message 3 of 11 (445 Views)

Re: x230 trackpoint

It's strange. Can it be reapired?

Paper Tape
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Location: Canada
Message 4 of 11 (443 Views)

Re: x230 trackpoint

It's been there with every combination of ThinkPad hardware, operating systems and drivers that I can remember.  I can't think of a way to avoid it.

 

How often is it happening for you?

SCSI Port
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Registered: ‎10-12-2012
Location: Poland
Message 5 of 11 (424 Views)

Re: x230 trackpoint

Not so often. Around once per 10 minutes.

Retired Support Specialist
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Registered: ‎12-11-2012
Location: North Carolina
Message 6 of 11 (418 Views)

Re: x230 trackpoint

Hello lokifisz!

 

Are all of your drivers uptodate? You can instal System Update 5.01 utility to verify. System Update downloads data updates for software, drivers, and BIOS from a Lenovo server directly over the Internet without requiring specific user knowledge of where the package is located or if it is needed by the target system.

 

Also is this mainly happening when you are scrolling? or just in general? there is a reverse scrolling setting we can look into as well.

Thank you for being a part of the Lenovo Family,

Catie

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SCSI Port
Posts: 85
Registered: ‎10-12-2012
Location: Poland
Message 7 of 11 (400 Views)

Re: x230 trackpoint

I have already got 5.01 System Update. I haven't noticed 'drifting' while scrolling. Only when pointing.

Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎01-22-2013
Location: Canada
Message 8 of 11 (391 Views)

Re: x230 trackpoint


lokifisz wrote:

Not so often. Around once per 10 minutes.


Once every 10 minutes is a lot!  On all my past ThinkPads (10 or more?) it's been no more than roughly once a day.  If you have exhausted all your driver/firmware updates, maybe there really is a hardware problem.

SCSI Port
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Re: x230 trackpoint

It actually depends on if I'm using it or not.

SCSI Port
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Re: x230 trackpoint

Does warranty cover this kind of problems?

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