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Tablet's pressure sensitivity died

Hi, I've had my Genius Mousepen tablet for nearly two years and despite some failures here and there (I daresay i've encountered nearly all the problems posted here at some time or the other) it was still working up to last night, when the pressure sensitivity died on me :(.

Currently I can still move the cursor around the screen and click using the pen, but pressure senstitivity is non existent. It doesn't work in Photoshop. More importantly. it doesn't work in the tablet's default settings window's box for testing pressure sensitivity. When I try to draw in that box, nothing appears.

(for a visual explanation of what I mean:

I'm crossing my fingers and hoping the problem will just magically disappear, as my tablet's problems somehow often have in the past, but I'm not very optimistic about the chances of that. So, anyone know a fix for this or even what's causing this problem?

Maybe it's time for a new tablet...

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  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2008

    same thing here. it works on the pressure testing thing that comes long with the tablet but when i use it in photoshop it's dead. and i already have penpressure set on my brush presets.

    any heroic knight in shinning armour with a solution of some sort?


  • Diana Logg
    Diana Logg Dec 21, 2008

    my tablet pen pressure all of a sudden just stopped working yesterday, and it worked for a few hours early this morning (around 1:00 AM) but then it stopped working again.
    any ideas?
    i use a Genius tablet.
    and if it helps in any way to know this, the weather has been all weird up here, power went out around like 1:46 AM, and when it came back on, not only had i lost my picture, but say goodbye to pen pressure.
    anyone know how to fix this?
    would really, really REALLY be appreciated, it's my only way of drawing and getting it posted online so my friends can see it.
    yeah, i be a geek, all of my friends are in different countries.
    any ways, help would be welcomed and awesome.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    Every time I try to draw, it would switch tools even when I don't press the buttons. I experimented to see if the buttons were being too sensitive by touching them very very lightly and apparently, the buttons are the ones malfunctioning. I switched the battery to see if it would help and upon taking out the battery, I found some greasy liquid around the battery (maybe from leakage) and I think that's probably what caused the malfunctioning. My pen has fallen a couple of times but it still continues to work fine after falling. Now it's malfunctioning. Any idea on how I can fix the pen or its buttons? It's very frustrating to draw with a malfunctioning pen.



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I've had this happen to me before. Genius tablets are not the best for this sort of thing!

Here's what I did:

  1. Unplug the cable
  2. Remove the Genius drivers and software
  3. Download and install the newest drivers from Genius
  4. Plug in via USB
  5. Test
You can also try a different USB port, but I do suggest removing old drivers first.

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