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water spill touchpad killed t42

#1 Post by irus » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:33 pm

the laptop had water seep in a bit through the two buttons of the touchpad which made me replace the touchpad assembly since it was dead. i used the old palmrest and old finger print reader ribbon though (since it was pasted than screwed to the palmrest) the new touchpad worked for a while but has died again. Im not sure what happened. Any ideas what to do now?

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Re: water spill touchpad killed t42

#2 Post by shawross » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:58 pm

It is easy really. Just enter the bios and disable Touchpad.

Then just use the Trackpoint :)
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Re: water spill touchpad killed t42

#3 Post by irus » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:34 pm

shawross wrote:It is easy really. Just enter the bios and disable Touchpad.

Then just use the Trackpoint :)
yeah im using that now getting used to it. its just weird sometimes when i enable touchpad it works sometimes it doesnt. when touchpad is enabled in bios and it happens not to workin windows it takes down the trackpoint too and then i need to disable it in bios to get trackpoint working again.

i wonder why its behaving this way even though i replaced the touchpad assembly? something on mobo got shorted?

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Re: water spill touchpad killed t42

#4 Post by kfzhu1229 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:02 pm

I had the issue of both trackpoint and Touchpad stops working from time to time in a T43 I've spilled water on a long time ago. Then for some reason, after me swapping the actual pad with another palm rest assembly coming from a dead T41p, that problem never happens again for both of them! So I guess you can try to reseat the pad from the palm rest assembly?
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Re: water spill touchpad killed t42

#5 Post by irus » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:05 pm

kfzhu1229 wrote:I had the issue of both trackpoint and Touchpad stops working from time to time in a T43 I've spilled water on a long time ago. Then for some reason, after me swapping the actual pad with another palm rest assembly coming from a dead T41p, that problem never happens again for both of them! So I guess you can try to reseat the pad from the palm rest assembly?
its working fine now. AC adaptor was faulty.

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Re: water spill touchpad killed t42

#6 Post by SeanDHorry » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:32 am

Wow, all that and it was the AC Adapter..lol

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Re: water spill touchpad killed t42

#7 Post by shawross » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:17 pm

Cause and Effect diagnosis and I have witnessed laptops being discarded when people get it wrong.

Nice to hear it is sorted.
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