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 Post subject: Palmrest/mouse problem
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:22 am 
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My mouse-buttons at the bottom of the palmrest are failing. I have moved the little rubber from the right mousebutton to the left, that leaves me with only a left mouse-button functioning, so I have ordered a new palmrest.
In the meantime I would like to make the other set of mouse-buttons (the ones over the bottom ones) and the red tracking button active. I think I might have disabled these myself, but now I do not seem to be able to find the utility to use to reactivate them.
I seem to remember that there was something called configuration utility, but that is not there - i'm running win7.
I will be very thankfull for help!

Hans-Henrik

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:13 pm 
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Did you try the mouse properties in control panel, where you can enable/disable the trackpoint or trackpad?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:34 am 
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If you would like to replace the touchpad assembly it's very easy, or you can replace the whole palmrest. I have the touchpad assemblies if your interested, but the cost of international shipping would be more the the part itself, so you might want to look locally.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:26 am 
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Thank you very much for the answers. I have taken the palmrest off, the fault seems to be broken plastic on the underside of the left mouse button. So indeed I will need a new palmrest or just the trackpad assembly. I might be able to find them locally.
In the meantime, to use the Thinkpad I looked for ways of activation of the other set of tools, eg. the trackpoint and mouse-buttons under the keyboard.
After endless googleing I finally found the solution to this: Fn + F8 brings up a menu where these can be activated - simple but impossible to find!

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