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I have a Wacom Intuos3 tablet 12X19. Haven't used it for a while. When I came back to it, the pen worked for the first line I drew, then stopped working (I use it in CorelDraw). The light at the top of the board indicates that the tablet is aware of the presence of the mouse, but the cursor in screen doesn't move. None of the buttons at the top respond to the pen, either.

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SOURCE: My Wacom Intuos3 tablet won't switch into pen mode

I had the same problem with my Intuos3 on Vista. Tech support suggested the following.

Do this.....Go to Start--->control panel---->system(in classic view)---->device manager--->click on "human interface devices"--->then click on "Wacom virtual HID driver" and right click on that and disable it. Your computer will ask you to restart and you will want to do that.

Everything works fine now.

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

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SOURCE: My Wacom Intuos3 tablet won't switch into pen mode

The winning answer came courtesy of Mr Benedikt Schmitt of Wacom Europe, who offered the following solution: from the Windows Device Manager, disable the “Wacom Virtual Hid Driver” device. (Go to Control Panel > System and Maintenance > Device Manager, find the driver, right-click it and choose “Disable”.) One reboot later (welcome to Windows-land, circa 2008?), everything works as desired. Pressure and tilt sensitivity inside Photoshop still work, and the pen functions just fine in the rest of the Windows desktop. The absolute mapping makes it an absolute pleasure to point quickly and precisely. It makes my laser mouse feel rather clumsy navigating a large 24′ screen!

Posted on Mar 22, 2009

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SOURCE: wacom intuos3 pen is not working

A few hours ago Wacom released a new driver 6.1.2-5 for the Windows 7/Vista/XP operating systems. I was having the same problem. Hopefully this will be a permanent fix!

Posted on Nov 26, 2009

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SOURCE: My Wacom Tablet won't recognize the pen.

you have to install the pen on the CD you have from the box you got it in

Posted on Apr 21, 2010

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SOURCE: My Wacom Bamboo Pen and Touch tablet isn't picking

That happens to mine too! I might contact wacom, because i spent £100 on this!

Posted on May 09, 2010

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SOURCE: Wacom tablet (Model ET-0405-U) Driver?

see i am having the same problem. i am runing windows xp but the tablet light is yellow and does not go green. and does not work at all i have also downloaded et driver.

Posted on Jul 22, 2010

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