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Cursor jumps like mad on Summasketch 1201

A few years ago it started developing this problem - regardless of pen or 4-button puck, or tablet/mouse mode, the cursor jumps, usually in a trangular pattern, but it varies, most often it jumps one inch to the left and right, over and over, constantly. This makes use impossible of course. The jumping/jitter is extremely fast - 5 or 10/second.

I /thought/ it might be the power supply (cheap piece of chinese garbage which came in the original package) so I bought a nice regulated AC adapter - no change. I am thinking perhaps one of the chips in the tablet itself has gone bad. I opened it up and there is one big chip and bunch of small ones ("defining" the grid sensors I would think) . Do you think it'd be worth changing the large chip (IF I can find an equivalent) or is it trash time? Any other suggestions?

Thank you very much for your time.

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Trash the piece-o-****

Posted on Jun 17, 2011

  • aelfric Jun 18, 2011

    I appreciate your polite, helpful and original reply. The problem was solved by using a real 12VDC power supply from an electronics store instead of little AC-DC adapters.


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