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Customize the Touchpad and Trackpoint on the ThinkPad

Sounds like a legit hardware error. In fact, Lenovo ThinkPad 390 TrackPoint can trigger the drift correction by holding the stick in one position very carefully -- the mouse eventually stops moving even though I'm still holding the stick, and releasing the stick makes the mouse move back the other way until it corrects the other way.

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And it never makes it near the edge of the Lenovo ThinkPad 390 TrackPoint -- it autocorrects in a few inches of mouse travel. So "center" doesn't really matter -- what matters is "not moving". If your mouse is drifting and it's making it Lenovo ThinkPad 390 TrackPoint the way to the edge of the screen, my guess is that the stick is still sending "moving" values rather than a constant value when your finger is off of it, so I'd replace the keyboard first. In addition, the touchpad became pretty much useless. The issue was erratic and came and went per my laptop's desires.


That said, I fixed the problem by opening up the laptop, taking out the keyboard, and reconnecting the ribbon cabling that joins the tracking device to the motherboard. The plug had been jostled loose over time and was just sort of hanging.

Attaching the cabling correctly cured the drifting. May or may not be your issue. This is a known deal with Thinkpad nubbins going back to at least the mids, and is inherent in the design of the hardware.

Sometimes I can stop it by moving the cursor around using the touchpad, but that doesn't work every time, and I Lenovo ThinkPad 390 TrackPoint know if it'll help in your case. Traditionally black, ThinkPads have commonly featured magnesium, carbon fiber reinforced plastic or titanium composite cases.

The ThinkPad has introduced innovations, including the TrackPoint pointing device, the ThinkLightan LED keyboard light at the top of the LCD screen, the Active Protection System, an accelerometer sensor which detects when a ThinkPad is falling and shuts down the hard disk drive to prevent damage, roll cage design to minimize motherboard flex, stainless steel hinges, a biometric fingerprint reader, Client Security Solution, which improves security using a built-in Trusted Platform Module TPM and facilitates deployment in corporate environment, the ThinkVantage Technologies suite of computer management applications, and drain holes to help reduce damage to the keyboard and components from accidental spillage. This system was established in several key global Design Centers by Hardy so IBM designers could visually communicate more effectively and interact directly with Sapper for advice on their projects.

Although almost all models Lenovo ThinkPad 390 TrackPoint a trackpoint, not all models have a touchpad; of those that do, Lenovo ThinkPad 390 TrackPoint all have left and right buttons below, possibly making mouse clicks less ergonomic. The touchpads of the X double as regular mouse buttons, which is also the case with some newer models as of December On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of ThinkPad's introduction, David Hill authored and designed a commemorative book about ThinkPad design.

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Reviews and awards[ edit ] The iconic classic 7-row keyboard that was replaced with a modern 'island' design in ThinkPads are especially popular with Lenovo ThinkPad 390 TrackPoint. Older models are revered by technology enthusiasts, collectors and power users due to their durable design, relatively high resale value, and abundance of aftermarket replacement parts. It lasted 8 hours and 21 minutes on a single charge with its 8-cell battery.


The TrackPoint center button can be used to scroll through documents or Web pages. It can also be used to activate a magnifying glass that. This document contains information about how to order TrackPoint Caps Lenovo ThinkPad 390 TrackPoint various ThinkPad models.

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