Gear/links: X230T Accessories, Lenovo Support.
So the first day of using the X230T I ran into an issue where the Trackpoint and Touchpad/Trackpad stopped working. The good thing is that the issue is fixable by reinstalling a driver.
What causes the problem?
I noticed that the Trackpoint stopped working after Windows Update installed many updates. I think maybe one of these updates corrupted/modified the drivers. (anything can happen)
Restarting the X230T would make the Trackpoint work for a short period of time, and then it would stop working. Uninstalling the device (through Device Manager) and letting the system reinstall drivers will NOT work. The solution is to download the drivers from Lenovo's website.
Fix the Trackpoint:
- Go to Lenovo's Support website.
- Find your system within that cluttered menu.
- Click on the Drivers & Software on the left side.
- Scroll down to "Mouse and Keyboard" and expand it.
- Download the UltraNav driver.
- Run the installer.
- Restart computer.
Once your computer boots up your Trackpoint and Touchpad will come alive again. Yay!