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Disable touchpad on IBM Thinkpad

Posted on 2004-04-06
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Hi,

Does anyone know how to disable the touchpad on an IBM Thinkpad r30 so an external keyboard & mouse could be used ?

Also, would anyone know the specific part numbers of the keyboard, mouse & "Y" connector that would be required for this application ?

It appears that generic mice & keyboards don't work from a local Office Depot.


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If you plug any external devices in it should disable the internal ones automatically. I am currently using a Thinkpad A31 with a USB KB & mouse and I don't do anything other than plug them in. If you are using USB peripherals, then you don't need to worry about a Y connector at all (you may need a USB hub if the TP only has a single USB port). If you are wanting to plug in PS/2 mouse & KB, then yes, you will need a Y adapter. You can get generic ones or "proper" IBM ones.

http://www-605.ibm.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=-36&storeId=24891&langId=036&dualCurrId=10945&categoryId=13865542&productId=1900945

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000067SLZ/104-5449845-0631940?v=glance
http://www.expercom.com/product_detail.html?PRODUCT_ID=151375
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