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Wacom Bamboo Capture blinks 5 times before shutting off. I've reset the preferences twice, and reinstalled the software. It worked fine yesterday. What do I need to do?

The tablet was fine, yesterday. It hasn't worked since I plugged it in this morning, I've done nothing to it or my computer to provoke this. I've reset the settings twice and reinstalled the CD, like I said. I don't know what to do, please help.

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Change the USB cable... this is the problem...

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SOURCE: Wacom Bamboo Fun Pen isnt working correct

I think you dropped the pen on its tip and broke the little ferrite sensing core.  You can try to repair it by gluing the core back together - it worked for me.  For detailed instructions on how to do it, go here: http://wishidknownthat.blogspot.com/2009/04/fixing-wacom-bamboo-pen.html  or you can try to swap the core for the eraser and the tip (more involved - you would need to be very good with a soldering iron to attempt this).  Either way - it's unfortunate that the pen is so fragile and that the user manual doesn't really warn you of this.
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SOURCE: Bamboo Fun won't work w/ provided software

Hello,

I had the same problem when I got my laptop (Vista OS). The solution is to update the new driver for your bamboo. They are out of date so you need to go here: http://www.wacom.com/downloads/driver-detail.php?id=196 Updated @ Apr. 9, 2009

This update should allow Vista to find it.

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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SOURCE: My Tablet pen wont release, it acts like im clicking and holding

I'm just gonna pass on a email from Tech Support I recieved. 

"It sounds as though your pen has pressure in proximity. This is present when the tip sensor of your pen is stuck down causing the pen to think that it’s clicking before it’s even touching anything. What you may want to try would be to remove the nib from the tip end of the pen, it pulls straight out with a pair or tweezers or your teeth, and leave that out overnight with the pen left on its side. Place the nib back in the morning and if the issue persists then you may have a defective pen tip."

The rest consists of personal info and warranty advice so I'll leave it there. 

Posted on Oct 13, 2009

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SOURCE: My Wacom Bamboo Tablet wont detect my pen for some reason

Mabye you should buy a new pen. I had the exact same problem, but I bought a new pen and it worked perfectly. Call first and explain your problem to the website, and they should give you a new pen for free because of warrenty. Go to the WACOM website and look for the phone number in the top-right corner. That is all except to wait for your new pen that should arrive in two or three days tops.

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I was given these solutions by Wacom, but still get the same problem or otherwise barely any response at all from the pen:

Regarding the information you provided, we would like to tell that if your Mac OS X's version is between 10.5 to 10.7.4, please proceed to step 1 to troubleshoot the problem. If your Mac OS X's version is 10.8, please upgrade the Mac to 10.8.1 then follow the steps below to start troubleshooting the problem.

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