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Pen won't reappear

My pen works great. When I need both hands I put it in its holder and type on the keyboard. When I pick the pen back up again the wacom tablet will not respond to it.

The problem seems to be that I have to bring the pen back on the wacom tablet at roughly the same area it left the wacom tablet from. But this seem kind of ridiculous and wastes a lot of my time trying to get the pen to reappear as my mouse.

Anyone know why I am having this problem? Is this normal? Is there a fix?

Thanks

Jon

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  • jonpdx Dec 04, 2008

    I tried reinstalling my drivers and that didn't help.

    I called Wacom and it turns out that my pen was the problem. They shipped me a new one and the problem is resolved.

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Update your drivers, but uninstall them completely first. if that doesn't work then you may have a faulty board.

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