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My wacom graphire 4 stylus is malfunctioning

Each time the pen gets close to the tablet, the same distance as when you are able to move the arrow around the desktop without actually clicking.
Well it acts as if I actually AM clicking(touching the pen to the tablet).
Anyone know what I can do?
I got the latest driver and I'm running it on Mac OS X.

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  • petiepetpet Jan 27, 2009

    It's like when you click and drag with a normal mouse, when you're not even touching the tablet with the pen.
    Or when you hover over something, it'll automatically click it.


  • photo_ba_by Mar 02, 2009

    I have the same problem. Where ya'll about to fix it?

  • monst3r Mar 11, 2009

    same thing with mine, except i have the 6x8 version.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2009

    Turns green when I hover.

  • Prozapine Mar 19, 2009

    Yes, whenever the pen gets close to tablet, light turns green and it behaves as if I'm holding Alt-click and dragging. This just happened all of a sudden. I'm wondering if it there is a simple way to 're-set' the tablet but don't have instructions handy!

  • steverundle Mar 23, 2009

    Same problem. Windows Vista.

    I can't do anything with this tablet because it clicks as soon as the pen is in range.

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In the Control Panel for the pen, hold down CTRL (PC) or ALT (Mac) and click on the About button to open the diagnostic screen. Look at the value for "Pressure" on the right hand side - this should stay at 0 until the pen is brought into contact with the tablet.
If it shows a high value (above 50), then you pen may be defective and, if in warranty, will be replaced. A half hour ago, my pen gave a value of 220 and, being well out of warranty, cannot be replaced for free. However, it now gives a value of 0 and works perfectly. The solution? I bashed it (side on) on the table top and against the flat of my hand for about 10 minutes as per a low-tech solution on the Wacom-Europe forum. With each series of smacks, the pressure fell toward 0. If you can't get it below about 60, it may still be okay as there is a pressure offset control in the diagnostic panel that goes up to 59.
Good luck! Alastair.

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

  • chick_jawa Mar 30, 2011

    Thank you very much, it solved my problem and safe me about $50!! I bashed it on the table top for about 10 songs of Bruno Mars.

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    foboz7 Mar 01, 2012

    actually worked for me. thanks.

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***actual solution***
Hinted by the solution by leahyudle I investigated the problem further.
My stylus was also stuck at 230 min. pressure.
So I disassembled the stylus. This is a quite brutal prcedure. the upper part is actually slid over the lower part, so to seperate them hold the rubbery part tight and bend the silver upper part arround till it moves (it may crack a bit before that, but thats just a cosmetic problem. After you pull the stylus apart, pull the PCB out and notice the coils on both ends. Pull the tips out of the coils and then the coils out of their holders (the wire should be long enough). Then you have to seperate the gray part of the sensors from the black part using a small screwdriver or something similar. whenn you then bring one of the coils near the pad, the pressure should read zero.
Carefully clean the sensor parts and put them back together, check pressure again. It should still read zero. If not, clean again.
The problem is most probably that a bit of dust or a grain of sand squeezes itself between the tip and the very sensible sensor and therefore preloads it.My wacom graphire 4 stylus is malfunctioning - 7b9721a.jpg

Posted on May 27, 2010

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    godthehamste Dec 19, 2012

    worked, lots of small parts in that thing, two specifically in the tip after you pull out the grey peice, be carefull not to drop these. ones small and black, the other metal coppery color and silver on one side and copper on the other, silver side goes in first.

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I know this is an old posting, but I'm sure others (like me) are still having this problem where the Wacom pen just won't quit. Mine was taking anywhere from 2-20 seconds to release from the last activity. I had to remember to hold the pen very still over the last point of contact until the Photoshop history registered the last activity. If I was selecting an area, and moved the pen, the selection area would have all sorts of weird angles added to the desired area. If drawing with the brush tool, I would get streaks wherever the pen was hovering over the tablet. Frustrating, time-consuming, aggravating. I tried all the above suggestions 4 months ago. Finally replaced the nib (can't believe I actually found the original package from a few years ago), and it worked for a while, then started acting crazy again. I am in the middle of big drawing projects, and was ready to scream the other night, as every action took ten times longer than it should have as I waited for the pen to release. I finally pulled the nib out with needlenose pliers, rubbed it, replaced it. No change. Pulled it out again and, this time, blew into the nib hole in the pen a couple of times before replacing it. I hesitate writing this, dare I jinx it, but the pen has been working perfectly ever since. Maybe there was some dust on the contacts? Anyway, it was an easy and inexpensive fix. Not sure it will always be the fix for every situation, but it's worth a try. leah

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