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Troubleshooting mouse, TrackPoint, or UltraNav issues - ThinkPad


Some of these steps may not apply to your computer. Test the pointing device or mouse after performing each step.

  1. Verify that an external mouse is connected properly to the USB PORT
    1. Notes:
      A USB port and an operating system with USB support is required to attach a USB interface external mouse to a ThinkPad system.
  2. Verify that the external mouse is working properly.
    1. Connect the external mouse to another computer and test its functionality.
    2. Cleaning your mouse may help improve pointer movement with some mice that have a ball that tracks movement.
    3. Replacing the batteries in your mouse may help improve pointer movement with some mice that are wireless.
    4. Inspect the USB cable for cuts or twists.  Either can lead to a non-functioning mouse
  3. Verify that the internal TrackPoint or UltraNav is Enabled in BIOS and in Windows.
    1. BIOS Instructions:
      1. Power on your ThinkPad
      2. Press F1 to enter System Setup
      3. Select Config, then Keyboard/Mouse
      4. Verify that TrackPoint and TouchPad are both set to Enabled
      5. Press F10 to save and exit, press enter to select yes to Save configuration
        changes and exit now
    2. Windows Instructions:
                Windows 7:
      1. Open the Start Menu
      2. Open Control Panel
      3. Open Hardware and Sound
      4. Select Mouse under Devices and Printers
      5. Select the UltraNav tab
      6. Ensure that both TrachPoint and TouchPad are enabled by placing a checkmark in the enable box.
      7. Windows XP:
      8. Open the Start Menu
      9. Open Control Panel
      10. Select Printers and Other Hardware
      11. Select Mouse
      12. Select the UltraNav tab
      13. Ensure that both TrachPoint and TouchPad are enabled by placing a checkmark in the enable box.
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Last Updated : 22 Nov 2013
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