Home > Asus Eee 1215b and 1215n Trackpad Problems
Roughly a week ago I received my new Asus 1215n netbook. It’s the fourth Asus Eee I’ve had and my favourite, thus far. The only complaint I have is that the trackpad malfuncations at least once a day. It only wants to move on the vertical and when I tap to click it reacts as thought I’ve right-clicked.
I consulted the internet and found out that many other people had had this problem. They were told by Asus to reinstall drivers to no avail. Then a few industrious souls opened up their machines to move a couple of pads beneath the trackpad and that worked. Well, that worked for me, as well. For a little more than a day.
Several people returned their 1215ns and received replacements. That had the exact same problem. It’s clearly a construction problem. No other Asus Eee has the same specs so I’m keeping this one. I’m just using an external mouse now.
Instructions on how to move the pads beneath the trackpad:
1. On the bottom of your computer you’ll need to remove two screws. One on the upper left and one on the right.
2. Use a credit card (technique shown at the 05:30 mark of this video) to pop the small tabs up all along the edge of the palm rest area, including along the keyboard. This piece will want to slide upwards towards the screen a small amount while being removed. Do not try to completely disconnect the palm rest, as it’s connected to the computer by a cable.
3. Move the grey/silver pads to the right:
–Some people completely removed the top grey/silver pad for success. (I did and it was a permanent fix.)
This information came from this site.