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How to Repair a TouchPad, TrackPoint or External Notebook Mouse

How to repair a touchpad, trackpoint, trackball or external laptop mouse. Here is a collection of do-it-yourself instructions. If you have written a free repair guide yourself (or if you know of a report not linked here), please submit a new entry.

Acer TravelMate 800Miscellaneous tips and tricks for selfmade notebook repairs, how to replace the touchpad (in German).
Apple MacBookAn origami solution to the squishy trackpad button problem. How to fix the trackpad with paper.
Apple PowerBook DuoProject X'tal: Using a twinkle crystal ball instead of a normal trackball and put LEDs underneath as a hard disk access lamp and a hard disk power indicator.
Apple PowerBook DuoHow to replace a broken trackball (in Japanese).
Apple PowerBook DuoHow to repair a broken trackpad (in Japanese).
ASUS A4740KBPHow to integrate the receiver of an external cordless Logitech USB mouse and keyboard into the laptop case between the rear panel and GPU/chipset heatsink.
ASUS Eee PC 701Mouse button click repair. Because of the lack of a protruding button, it was necessary to cut a small amount of plastic from underneath the mouse button plastic of the UMPC lid, as the original button is set inside a small circular hole there.
COMPAQ Presario V2000Integrated Logitech V500 Mouse 2.4GHz wireless dongle: the dongle soldered to the USB port inside the laptop.
DELL Inspiron 8200ALPS to Synaptics mod guide explaining a touchpad and trackstick conversion.
DELL Latitude C600Fixing mouse drift with a sledgehammer.
DELL N.N.Touchpad mouse mod: making a PS/2 PC interface.
IBM ThinkPad i1400HOW-TO: Laptop resurrection and upgrade, battery revival, membrane keyboard repairs, trackpoint transplant, adding USB ports and wireless LAN.
HP 530How to replace the top cover assembly to get access to one of a broken touch pad button. In order to replace the top cover you will have to disassemble the notebook completely and remove all internal parts including hard drive, keyboard, motherboard, cooling fan and other key components.
IBM ThinkPad X20An illustrated Track-Point(tm) disassembly (in Korean).
IBM ThinkPad N.N.How to clean the Track-Point(tm) cap (in Korean).
Panasonic CF-1 ProNote Jet miniTrackball disassembly and HDD exchangement guide (in Japanese).
Sony VAIO VGN-SZ650De-reversing a touchpad. The touchpad makes the cursor go backwards sometimes. Reversal appears to be at random, other abnormal cursor motions have been observed but reversal is the dominant feature. Users of this notebook have suffered from electric shocks emanating from the palmrest, which unusually is made from aluminium instead of the more usual plastic. The idea for the following procedure came from the knowledge that touchpads work on capacitance and they may be affected by stray charge in the palmrest. The following notes detail a procedure for insulating the touchpad from the palmrest to prevent cursor reversal.
TadPole SparcBook 3Installing memory, disassembling and adding backlighting and repairing a broken mouse pointer, upgrading Microspeed Trackball.
Toshiba Libretto 50CTA quick guide on how to install PS/2 mouse and keyboard connections to the standard port replicator.
Toshiba Libretto 100How to fix the sticky noteook mouse with a small gasket of paper or rubber at no costs.

See Repair4Mouse for repairing and modding guides for external computer mice.


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