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T60p Fingerprint Scanner Broken?

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T60p Fingerprint Scanner Broken?

#1 Post by nightninja96 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:42 am

Hello, my T60p's fingerprint scanner has been acting very odd lately... Basically, it will only work sometimes and not other times... Does anyone know what could be wrong with it?

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Re: T60p Fingerprint Scanner Broken?

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:10 pm

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Re: T60p Fingerprint Scanner Broken?

#3 Post by MikalE » Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:45 pm

Your skin condition changes with the seasons. The fingerprint that worked when the temp was cooler and drier outside may not work when it gets hot and sticky outside.

Reload your fingerprints and you will probably be back in business.

I have to reload mine every winter and summer on the T500. The reader must be better on the T510 and T520 as I don't have that problem with them.
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Re: T60p Fingerprint Scanner Broken?

#4 Post by nightninja96 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:30 pm

I tried reloading them, but now I can't get my ThinkPad to register any fingerprint scanner activity...

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Re: T60p Fingerprint Scanner Broken?

#5 Post by MikalE » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:38 pm

Try reloading the drivers, if that doesn't work you might have a bad component.
T500 T9600 2055-BE9
T510 i5 4384-DV7
T510 i7 4349-A64
T520 i7 4242-4UU(CTO)


T520: i7-2760QM(2.40GHz),16GB, 500GB SSD/250GB SSD, 1600x900, 1GB NVIDIA, DVDRW, Smartcard, media card, FPR, Win7 Pro64, XP Pro64 whitelist BIOS, N 6300 AGN, German KB, BT 4.0.

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Re: T60p Fingerprint Scanner Broken?

#6 Post by nightninja96 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:28 pm

It turns out the fingerprint daughterboard was dead/dying.

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