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Solution: replacing the gritty touchpad on newer Thinkpads

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Re: Solution: replacing the gritty touchpad on newer Thinkpads

#31 Post by jayton4 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:12 pm

RealBlackStuff wrote:Just in case, the previously mentioned website www.tecty.com does not show anything at all!
But go instead to http://www.skinstyler.com/pc/ and there it shows the name Tecty!
Guess they merged?
Probably domain expired on tecty.com and the owner moved it over to skinstyler.com to save costs?
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Re: Solution: replacing the gritty touchpad on newer Thinkpads

#32 Post by agarza » Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:36 pm

Hello, I just replaced mine on a T420, so far I'm enjoying the same feel on my old T61 with this machine.

Thanks for the link!
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Re: Solution: replacing the gritty touchpad on newer Thinkpads

#33 Post by skinnie » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:00 am

has anyone tried this on a X230?How it went?
About skins, sometime ago I ordered one from here (dbrand.com) and it was very professional and fast shipped.
For example for XDA forums he has a coupon code and that stuff, maybe he could do the same with us, already asked =)
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Re: Solution: replacing the gritty touchpad on newer Thinkpads

#34 Post by Jinnee » Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:13 am

hello, would it work for T430s?
and has anyone found such stickers in Europe?

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Re: Solution: replacing the gritty touchpad on newer Thinkpads

#35 Post by jayton4 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:14 am

Jinnee wrote:hello, would it work for T430s?
and has anyone found such stickers in Europe?

T430s should not be any problem, as it is the same touchpad as the T420s. The skinstyler folks are in Malaysia, and I would think that they would ship to Europe as well: http://www.skinstyler.com/pc
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Re: Solution: replacing the gritty touchpad on newer Thinkpads

#36 Post by Jinnee » Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:08 pm

thank you, jayton4 :)

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Re: Solution: replacing the gritty touchpad on newer Thinkpa

#37 Post by corvid » Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:52 pm

Has there ever been anyone who liked the textured touchpad? In myreading about the chiclet keyboards, it looks like some people like the new keys all right, but these bumps seem universally reviled.
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Re: Solution: replacing the gritty touchpad on newer Thinkpa

#38 Post by Takeda » Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:06 pm

The touchpad on the new W540 is smooth, which I like better than the rough textured touchpad on my W520.

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Re: Solution: replacing the gritty touchpad on newer Thinkpa

#39 Post by pmenadue » Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:10 am

I recently replaced the worn gritty touchpad on my Lenovo T420S.

For those wondering around this I have attached a pic.
http://1drv.ms/1pacMv8

Process was easy, and removing the existing skin remarkably easy. My pad was pre-cut according to T420S size.
I would recommend doing it - the old worn pads do look tacky.

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Re: Solution: replacing the gritty touchpad on newer Thinkpa

#40 Post by paulgj2 » Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:21 pm

Hi, does anyone happen to have the measurements for the T420 trackpad? I want to order a smooth replacement for my not too tech savvy friend who I know hates the dimpled touchpad.
W701 4323-CTO

T400 6475-8Q5
T400 6474-P9U

T500 2082-3HU
T500 2242-8RU
T500 2089-5ZU
T500 2056-A48

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Re: Solution: replacing the gritty touchpad on newer Thinkpads

#41 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:44 am

A bit late, but this thread is still concerning current problems.

Has anybody tried to use a e.g. piece from a roll of self-adhesive (black or other color) vinyl, such as available in craft and DIY shops?
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Or used a piece from a roll of good packing tape?

Either one should be cheap and plentiful to replace...

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