thinkpad w510 touch pad problem

thinkpad w510 touch pad mouse pointer is moving , but right and left clicks are not working
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helpfinderIT ConsultantCommented:
boot some live distro - e.g. LiveCD ubuntu and check if the problem persists. If yes, then it is windows related problem and the best would be to reinstall windows. If clicks do not work even in Ubuntu then it´s most probably hardware problem
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
As above check the hardware, and if the hardware seems to be OK, go to the Lenovo Support site for your model number, find, download and install the latest UltraNav driver. Once installed, go through the mouse settings.

If you think hardware, the trackpad and trackpoint are part of the keyboard / palm rest and these are field replaceable parts. You or a mechanically adept friend should be able to remove the keyboard, reseat the connector of a new keyboard and replace it.

Just reseating the connector may be the issue.

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Ken ButtersCommented:
I had similar issue... for me it was the wheel on an attached mouse.  The wheel can alternatively be used as a middle click by pressing down on the wheel... (which I never use it for), but over time, it became worn, and the wheel was sort of pushed in.  This was causing a constant signal from the mouse, and erratic behavior of the pointer.

I jiggled around on the mouse wheel until the wheel was in the proper position, and that fixed it for me.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@techp  - Thanks and I was happy to help.
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