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Mine has the same problem. I am puzzled by answers telling you to 'download the trackpoint driver...' etc. How are we going to download something when our laptop won't even turn on? That was the original question posted? Or am I missing something here???...
Fn+F6. An icon would appear on the screen to indicate if pressing it is turning it ON or OFF. In some Models, holding down Fn and tapping F6 would cycle functions from Touchpad ON -> Touchpad OFF -> Trackpoint ON -> Trackpoint OFF -> BOTH ON -> BOTH OFF (but not necessarily in that order).
Hi fay bart...
Your mouse driver files are corrupted
Go the following webpage and download the drivers you need to reactivate the mouse button
1...TrackPoint driver for Windows XP, 2000 - ThinkPad
2...TrackPoint Accessibility driver for Windows 98/SE/Me/NT/2000/XP/XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 - ThinkPad
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I have had the same problem happen. Lenovo released software updates for the Trackpoint and Nav system, on as recently as November ( shortly after my problem started to happen). I updated my laptop with one of them and plan on updating with the remaining. So far, the problem has not happened. Try them too. Let me know how it works out.
this is not a software driver issue... many IBM and Dell laptops that have the 'trackpoint" aka pencil eraser head between the G and H keys of your keyboard that control your mouse cursor cause this problem
If your laptop has the TOUCHPAD and the TRACKPOINT cheap fix OPTION #1) is to remove the keyboard and cut the ribbon cable that attaches to the trackpoint. Voila ! Problem solved if you never use the trackpoint (most people use touchpad instead anyways) or you can use external mouse as well. Next option is more realistic for most people...
OPTION #2) Buy a new keyboard cheap on eBay. Search: IBM T42 keyboard. Easy to replace. See this link, easy for even a novice http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-46515.html