The MSI Wind U100 is one of the more popular netbooks around, due to its low price, long battery life, and overall hackability. But the netbook does have its drawbacks, several of which are centered around the touchpad. First of all, you get a single button with a rocker instead of distinct left and right buttons. And second, a few months ago MSI decided to start replacing the Synaptics touchpad used in early models with a Sentelic touchpad which lacks many of the features found in Synaptics devices.

But those crafty hackers at the MSI forums have found solutions to both problems. One guy figured out thathe could create a 2-button trackpad for the price of a cheap pen. All you have to do is remove the single button, cut it in half with an exacto knife, and use a pen spring to give the two new buttons a little bounce once the buttons were reattached. 

It’s also apparently possible to replace a Sentelic touchpad with a Synaptics model. You just have to order the spare part from Asus.

via Wired

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3 replies on “MSI Wind touchpad hacks”

  1. Do not use the spring it sucks, trust me. You can do this but use the adhesive tape to do it instead of spring . Works better its like as if its really two and responds better

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