If I ever have an issue, I want it resolved quickly. Anyone looking for a well constructed and versatile notebook, business user or otherwise, would do well to consider it. No registered users and 11 guests. It is fast CPU. Above and Below view of the T42 view larger image. During later years, they faced a decline in popularity as most laptop-producing brands switched to touchpads, although as of , some manufacturers like Lenovo still produce laptops with pointing sticks.

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IBM ThinkPad Trackpoint Cap Pointer Stick T41 T42 T43 | eBay

I won my auction omuse a Wednesday and it was delivered the following Monday. Add to Watch list Watching. Here’s a long-shot but check the mouse properties in the hardware devices and see if the option is enabled to allow the pc to power down the mouse to conserve energy.

Negative Inertia is intended to avoid feeling of inertia or sluggishness when starting or stopping movement. It is USB powered so thankfully I do not have to carry an adapter.

IBM ThinkPad Trackpoint Cap Pointer Stick T41 T42 T43

All other IBM bluetooth stacks support the 1. I’ll check out the Thermaltake.


I decided to get the T42 instead of the T My ThinkPad came with the ThinkLight. Every now an then i experience that the trackpoint gets slow. It turned out to be the batteries. Another challenge with pointing stick design is identification of the zero position the position where no motion is desired.

I use the larger slightly concave one, mousd it still feels funny. Included in the box was the service manual, a Quick-Start guide on how to install memory, a few different heads for TrackPoint, and an advertisement for some Targus bags. That way if I ever want to re-install, True Image can re-install a blank hard drive in about five minutes.

This item will be sent through the Global Shipping Programme and includes international tracking. Reseat the cable and clean the socket to make sure it is making a good electrical connection.

IBM ThinkPad T42 Review (pics, specs)

It boots in about second from when I push the power button to the log on screen. A pointing stick or nipple mouse is a small joystick used as a pointing device typically mounted centrally in a computer keyboard.

Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. I thought that was a little shabby. The mouse buttons can be operated right-handed or left-handed due to their placement below the keyboard along the centerline. It is fast CPU.


ThinkPads do not have a Windows key. The seller hasn’t specified a postage method to United States. Like other pointing devices such as micetouchpads or trackballsoperating system software translates manipulation of the device into movements of the pointer or cursor on the monitor.

Pointing stick

On the Gateway Liberty laptop the pointing stick is above the enter key on the right side of the keyboard. IBM introduced it commercially in on its laptopsunder the name “TrackPoint”.

I have many of these availableALL genuine thinkpad, in identical Brilliant condition, picture is of one of mine, Uk keyboard removed from T43 type If you havent got a typedouble check the part number on the back of the keyboard before ordering.

For the teaching and presentation aid, see Pointer rod. As for the mediapad Learn More – opens in a new window or tab. Post back when it comes in USB optical mouse which thinkad connected requently frozed.

It just feels solid.