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Intuous pen "sticking"

Hi, I have been using my Intuous pen and Wacom tablet together for a few years with no problems. Now all of a sudden in the last week, it as if it is "sticking" to anything I select (and not letting go). I have no more control over this pen, and it won't select what I want or "click" when I want. I have changed the nib to the straight nib again (no spring), and have gone into the controls to make it less sensitive overall, but I am still having terrible problems. I use this pen for everything (not just drawing), and it's turning out to be dangerously "sticky"- selecting and moving (and deleting) things if I even get close to them! Help! I don't know what to do anymore!

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  • twoowurds Dec 12, 2008

    its quite the problem! its very frustrating. its like it just wont let go of files? it even starts selecting files and moving them around before I touch the tablet.  anyone have any info?  

  • torgeir_berg Feb 22, 2009

    Instead of reacting as it should, it keeps making selections and it is way to sensitive now. The pen reacts even 1-2 cm before touching the plate. Anyone have a clue to fix it?

  • margoburns Apr 25, 2009

    Graphire4 pen doing the same thing. I have reprogrammed the 1st button to be a single-click, and can work around it, but it's really annoying. It's like the sensor thinks it's touched the tablet all the time...

  • Anonymous May 21, 2009

    mine selects but can't finish (e.g it won't select if i click or tap); it moves the cursor around, but i can't do anything with it.



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Take out the "nib" and whack it on your desk (or drop it on the floor from 3 feet up). It re-seats the "nib" sensor when it's stuck. If this doesn't work, then the sensor may be too damaged.

Posted on Jan 19, 2010

  • sraible Nov 08, 2010

    Midnight. Started a new job at home after working at the studios for ten hours. Cotton Pickin’ pen started stickin’. Followed the above instructions. Works like a charm. Thank You. Off to work.

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    P.J. Ryan May 17, 2011

    I've had this "sticky" Wacom Intuos3 pen problem too. Just out of the blue. I use the pen for everything (relieved my "tennis elbow"). I, too, tried all the instructions in the manual - didn't help.
    I read somewhere else that there may be a spec of dust in the channel with the nib (I work next to the ocean, so there is indeed a lot of airborne particles, so this makes sense to me). So I have removed the nib, and blew into it to try and dislodge anything in there. The problem was reduced, but the pen still seemed sluggish.
    So, I just found your suggestion about the sensor. I removed the nib and whacked the side of the pen on the edge of my desk at three points along the length, then replaced the nib. It seems to be working. I'm optimistic that the problem is fixed. Thanks for your posting.


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Turn Tip Feel all the way to maximum Firm

Posted on Oct 08, 2009

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    chad825 Nov 01, 2012

    totally worked! thank you!



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