How can I fix right click function on my IBM T43 laptop?

Stacy Welch October 6, 2010

I have searched Google and tried to find out how to fix it or see if I accidentally pushed the FN key and something else or other keypad # and messed it up. I really need my right click to function. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! :)

  1. Aibek
    October 10, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Hey Stacy,

    Did you manage to fix it? Let us know


  2. Anonymous
    October 8, 2010 at 7:55 am


    try opening the laptop and reseating the cable for the keyboard.

    rese fn key
    Hold down FN key (right of CTRL) & press F11 (Num lock)? or fn+F11+scroll lock or fn+F11
    This should turn off the num lock if thats what has happened.


    ThinkPad Keyboard Customizer Utility

    ThinkPad Button Customiser

    open Synaptics TouchPad
    open your Control Panel and select the "Performance and Maintenance" option. Click "System", then "Hardware", then "Device Manager" to view the devices on your computer. Open the "Mice and Other Pointing Devices" selection.

  3. Stacy Welch
    October 6, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    I have Windows Vista

  4. Neels Blom
    October 6, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Have you tried using an external mouse and if so, is that able to right-click or not? If it is only the built-in right-click button that does not work, it might simply be worn out... I know those IBM laptops seem to be practically indestructable and somewhat "immortal", but unfortunately most electronic (and mechanical) components will eventually fail... I suggest testing with a USB mouse and if that works fine you have your answer. Sometimes it CAN be a stuck key causing right-click to not work properly, but that would probably be harder to fix.

  5. Anonymous
    October 6, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Do you have windows xp on it or something else