thinkpads.com Support Community Forum Index Bill Morrow's thinkpads.com Open Forum - The Original Thinkpad Support Forum
Follow ThinkpadsForum on Twitter
 Support this forum, shop at newmodeus.com
 Support the forum, shop at newmodeus.com
 The thinkpads support forum is now hosting legacy model ThinkPad driver and driver updates..
A link is provided in the MENUBAR just above for registered forum members only..

If you so wish:
Donate using PayPal

It is currently Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:25 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:04 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:50 am
Posts: 1
Location: Cincinnati, OH
I had a small coffee spill on the T410 a week ago. A tablespoon or so splashed right around the middle of the keyboard. I'll describe the symptoms below, but my question is a simple one: Will replacing the keyboard likely fix the problems I'm having?

Here's what's happening:

-Mouse button-behavior has been a litle unpredictable ever since, both on the keyboard itself (all four touchpad buttons are a little wonky, with the right-click buttons being the most inconsistent).

-Plugging in a USB mouse is better, but that still is not perfect. Weirdly, clicking on some things (links in browser, for instance) usually works, while clicking on other things (browser tabs, for instance) often does not work. Very unpredictable, though, and erratic. If I right-click repeatedly, it often then resolves the problem, and I get left-click behavior back OK.

-Cursor behavior has been increasingly unpredictable. I spend a lot of time in gmail, and today the cursor started jumping erratically, and the right-click menu will jump up even though I've clicked nothing.

The thing that makes me think a replacement keyboard might NOT fix the problem is the fact that the problems are still there even when using a plug-in USB mouse (i.e., a mouse that was no part of the coffee incident). Going for the $74 replacement keyboard feels like a gamble. I would appreciate any opinions! Thanks.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:41 pm 
Offline
**SENIOR** Member
**SENIOR** Member

Joined: Tue Mar 29, 2005 12:41 am
Posts: 1742
Location: Long Island New York
Welcome to the forum!

Sorry to hear of your trouble.

In my opinion replacing the keyboard will solve the problem.

I can send you a new keyboard and if it works keep it and you can pay then.

If the new keyboad doesn't work, just send the keyboard back.

You can send me a PM if you click my profile button.

Brad

_________________
Long Island New York
T43p 2669-Q1U, A22p's UTU A21p HXU
Transnote, 770's 8AU, 600, 701CS, 755CD


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group