Question about Gateway M275 Tablet PC
My pen for my tablet has stopped working with the screen. it has for 20 months.
I have a Gateway CX2724 and previously had another Gateway tablet (model I don't remember) but they both look alike and use the same pens. I've had 3 pens and they all periodically stop working. When one stops, I pick up another pen and work with it so that makes me think the problem has more to do with the pen. (They have all died and later come alive.) Sometimes though I can't find the extra pen and have resorted to removing the working pen tip / nib and reinserting it very snugly after wiping off the shaft. The nib is held in merely by friction. You can remove it by pinching its little tip between your fingernails and pulling it straight out. I wipe off the shaft and put it snugly back in. Sometimes I don't take it out, but just press it harder into the pen by pushing it firmly onto a padded surface (so that the tip doesn't deform.) Usually one of these "treatments" works. I know that extra nibs are available with the pen. There must be some reason that the manufacturer thinks they may need to be replaced periodically. But I've never seen any documentation on this.
Posted on Feb 03, 2008
Another website like this one said that the the problem is metalic crude shorting out the digitalizer. Sure enough I pressed litely on the screen's lower left hand corner to form a small gap between the frame and screen and the pen worked again! Be carefull not to press to hard or you may crack the screen. I ran a piece of thick paper,more like thin coated cardstock around the edge between the frame and screen to get at any little bit of debris there and I am now using the pen to type this note here. It is taking several swipes of the paper to get all the biuldup removed but the process is a success!
Posted on Nov 24, 2007
OK, THIS ISSUE DRIVES ME INSANE! I NOW HAVE 3 SURFACE PRO 4 PENS BECAUSE I CAN'T JUST BUY THE TIPS WITHOUT BUYING A NEW PEN AT BEST BUY FOR $80 EACH TIME SO, I HOPE THIS HELPS YOU, WHAT I DID WAS GO TO THE MICROSOFT SUPPORT BLOG SITE OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT I'M NOT A COMPUTER PRO SO BEAR WITH ME , AND FOUND THIS OUT IF YOU POWER DOWN YOUR PC THEN HOLD DOWN THE POWER BUTTON AND VOLUME UP BUTTON FOR ABOUT 15 SECOND IT WILL BOOT UP THEN YOUR SUPPOSED TO POWER DOWN AGAIN AND THE PENS SUPPOSED TO WORK BUT IT DOESN'T ALWAYS. THE LAST TIME I DID A COMPLETE SYSTEM RESTORE WHICH GOT MY PEN BACK FOR A DAY AND NOW IT'S GONE AGAIN....VERY AGGRAVATING!!!!
Posted on Nov 30, 2017
If it's the pen it's self... There is a one cell battery about the same size as a 'AAA' a little slender.
Posted on Feb 09, 2008
Pen is off target the futher you get away from the center of the screen, especially at the edges. calibration is no help
Posted on Jan 16, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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