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Bamboo Fun has a mind of its own

I have had the Bamboo Fun CTE-450 installed on my computer for more than a year now with no problems. However it has recently taken on a mind of its own. It is "right clicking" and tries to move the cursor to an arbitrary part of the screen on its own. Thus far I have uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers, changed USB ports, and changed out the tablet with a second one all with no luck. Unplugging the tablet is the only solution that allows me to use the computer at this point.

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  • brewer090 Jan 13, 2009

    I used a seperate tablet and pen that is hooked up to another computer. Bringing it over to this computer did not change the situation. Also the tablet and pen hooked to this computer works when transfered to the second computer.

    On a side note, the tablet is extremely tough and I am quite impressed. It survied a 30ft flight into drywall then landing on hard tile. The tablet still works on the second computer.

    Which brings me back to the initial squak as to why neither of the bamboos work on the original machine :(

  • Manish S May 17, 2013

    your / neighbour's wifi may be interfearing with it.



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This problem is farly common but the solution may anger you. Buy a new one.
I know this from experience, I had this for 11 months and over time the tablet will glitch. But all things considered, the thing IS only $70.00 so there is no big loss there.
It's because the Bamboo tablet is cross-circuited to the pen through a mini WiFi connection (No Charge time) so over time, yes it will glitch.
Suggestion: Buy a new one

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