Lenovo N22 80S6 thinkpad touchpad+keyboard not working

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what to do to get lenovo touchpad and keyboard working again? i've spent days researching and reaching out for support without any progress. neither neither touchpad nor keyboard work in bios, upon bootup , in mint or in live cd of mint.

neither touchpad nor keyboard working when doing this:
Fn + F8 touchpad lock/unlock
Fn + F6 keyboard lock/unlock
bios has only one setting related to touchpad+keyboard which ws for enabling function hotkeys , i disabled, rebooted = no chg, re-enabled, rebooted= no chg
lenovo livechat would not offer support as is linux .. just said to intall windows synaptics driver
can't find linux synaptics touchpad keyboard drivers
booting into livecd of linux mint kde2
(other live cd;s not booting up ... grub not recognizing them? "live cd's" i tried where i booted .iso from usb: minino, #! , tahr puppy ... none would boot except linux mint so tried mint 18 xfce , 2 kde &couldn't get touchpad or keyboard to work

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update: changed bios from uefi to legacy and that let me boot into other live cd's.
touchpad+keyboard not working in #! , minino or tahr puppy. utility to detect mouse asked whether synaptics driver installed so that makes me hope if i can finaaly get that linux version of that driver then maybe that might resolve this.
i downloaded the windows synaptics driver
Version: 19.0.17.58 Date: 01-08-2016
and tried installing with wine "error synaptics device not found" but i think that,s because the install is looking in a c: location.
 

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Have they ever worked ? If yes with what OS ?
 

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yes, both touchpad and keyboard worked from date of purchase 11/2016 til last week in linux mint 18 .
 

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Did anything happen before they stopped working, like an update or the laptop was dropped etc ?

Try to put the laptop into the exact state it was in when working, OS and Bios settings included, then see if they work.
 

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i had just finished resolving the matter of the sdcard reader not working so i suspect that process is the number 1 culprit but there were so many steps taken to get that fixed that i have no idea how to undo that work.

i had also installed updates and have since upgraded from mint 18 to 18.1 as part of attempt to get touchpad+keyboard working again.
 

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here's hardware info :
$ hwinfo --short
cpu:
Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU N3050 @ 1.60GHz, 1818 MHz
Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU N3050 @ 1.60GHz, 480 MHz
keyboard:
Holtek Shortboard Lefty
mouse:
Dell Optical Wheel Mouse
monitor:
RX4T9 NT11621 LCD Monitor
graphics card:
Intel VGA compatible controller
sound:
Intel Audio device
storage:
Intel SATA controller
network:
wlp2s0 Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
network interface:
lo Loopback network interface
wlp2s0 Ethernet network interface
disk:
/dev/mmcblk0rpmb Disk
/dev/mmcblk0boot0 Disk
/dev/mmcblk2 Disk
/dev/mmcblk0boot1 Disk
/dev/mmcblk0 Disk
partition:
/dev/mmcblk2p1 Partition
/dev/mmcblk0p1 Partition
/dev/mmcblk0p2 Partition
/dev/mmcblk0p3 Partition
usb controller:
Intel USB Controller
bios:
BIOS
bridge:
Intel Host bridge
Intel PCI bridge
Intel PCI bridge
Intel ISA bridge
hub:
Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
memory:
Main Memory
bluetooth:
Intel Bluetooth Device
unknown:
FPU
DMA controller
PIC
Keyboard controller
Intel SMBus
Intel SD Host controller
Intel Encryption controller
Intel Signal processing controller
Serial controller
Chicony Electronics Lenovo EasyCamera
Holtek Shortboard Lefty

$ sudo lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Device 2280 (rev 21)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 22b1 (rev 21)
00:0b.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Device 22dc (rev 21)
00:12.0 SD Host controller: Intel Corporation Device 2296 (rev 21)
00:13.0 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Device 22a3 (rev 21)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Device 22b5 (rev 21)
00:1a.0 Encryption controller: Intel Corporation Device 2298 (rev 21)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Device 2284 (rev 21)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 22c8 (rev 21)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 22cc (rev 21)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Device 229c (rev 21)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Device 2292 (rev 21)
02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 7260 (rev 83)
 

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If you connect an external Usb keyboard and/or mouse do they work ? (connect them before switching on).
 

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yes, the usb keyboard and usb mouse are occupying 2 of the 3 usb's on the laptop until i can get this resolved.

since the onboard keyboard and touchpad won't work anywhere including bios means something significant to solving this problem but i'm not sure what.

thanks for any of your ideas : )
 

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I was going to suggest it could be a driver issue but that doesn't explain why they don't work in the Bios.
 

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hmm, you know, it is a uefi system which i understand is intended to replace bios.

it did make things much more difficult for me in changing from windows 10 pro to linux mint 18.
 
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