[ltp] T440p touchpad replacement failed :(
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:27:16 -0500
I heard about the replacement devices for the Single-Big-Button
abomination that came with my T440p, watched a Youtube video or two,
and I figured I was all set. I ordered the cheap one and set about
Most of the hardware work was pretty straightforward, no tricks.
The bad part was to reconnect the various ribbon cables. There are
three: one for the eraserhead, one for the keyboard, and one for the
touchpad. All were challenging.
Each has a little black plastic clip which holds the ribbon cable in
place. My problem was the clip on the touchpad's cable, which it
seems can no longer hold firmly.
I used electrical tape to try to hold it in place, but it seems not
to be working. I have my hard drive in a different machine so I
booted a live USB stick, and no joy on the pointer.
I guess I'll now have a machine with no built-in pointer device.
It's not a "laptop" if I have to put it on a desk and have a place
for a mouse. Sigh.