I just got an Inspiron 8600 (c model, i believe). I was very disappointed to find out it only has the touchpad. I wanted to trackpoint, too. I've been told in another thread that I could swap out the keyboard for a D800 keyboard and get the functionality. If so, I could do the same with an older-style 8600 keyboard. Does anyone know if this is really possible? I could of course take the keyboard off and check, but I want to retain the ability to return it in case I decide to get a refurbished old model with the trackpoint. Has anyone done something like this and given a trackpoint to a natively trackpoint-less laptop? Has anyone taken off their keyboard and noticed the unused extra jumpers it would require? I could deal with not having a parallel and serial port if I could just get my beloved trackpoint...
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10/3/04 at 12:46am