T450/T550 touchpad on T440/T540 mod

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  1. ZombieLinux

    ZombieLinux Notebook Enthusiast

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    Just got a T440p of fleabay for ~500. Looks brand freaking new. I might be willing to give this a shot, but the cost has to come down from $50. I can't do that on a student's budget.
     
  2. unferth33

    unferth33 Notebook Consultant

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    I knew I wasn't the only one to want to do this... If the t450 is the same size it should be possible to swap the entire top of the t440p....

    once we see some reviews with measurements it should be easier to tell if it's doable..

    This would take care of my only complaint with my t440p... fairly often I'll wind up moving the cursor when I'm using the trackpoint and clicking (which is all the time... )...
     
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    I think it should be doable. Lenovo has a habit of using the same platform (chassis, connectors, etc) for a few years in a row. The T440P was a new platform so I suspect that the T450 will be similar to that platform, if not an outright clone.
     
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    There is no T450p yet. The T450 is the successor to the T440, not the T440p.

    Your only option is to fit in the new Trackpad into the old palmrest.
     
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    Hi i posted about this recently on reddit and the seller said that this will work as long as you use the t450 drivers. He also gave me the dimensions and they do match up with the t440.
     
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    Just noticed a new synaptics driver on lenovo's site.. in the release notes it adds support for the w541 (which has the new touchpad)....


    EDIT

    I upgraded to the new driver and so far, the experience with the clickpad seems better...
     
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    pixeluk Notebook Guru

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    dimos Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi all,
    I ordered a clickpad with buttons from here:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251805759114

    Waiting for it to arrive, probably within a couple of weeks.

    FYI I own a T440p with dual boot (Win8.1, Ubntu 14.04 ).

    I'll let you know about my experiences once I get my hands on the new touchpad.
     
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    This seems really exciting. I hate the touchpad but love this keyboard.
     
  10. Pintu

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    Would this fit on a X240? The Clickpads of T440/T450/X240 look identical to me.
     
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