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Water problems I seem to have dropped a bit of water on my Wacom Intuos3 Graphic Tablet and now it doesnt work, yes I know a bit clumsy on my party but I don´t think it´s completly lost, is there anything I can do to fix it?

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  • Anonymous May 12, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem, tiny drop of water, completely not working....also i refuse to take a tissue to my Intous - there must be a better way.

    could it dry out on it's own and be OK...Is that wishful thinking?

    What shall I do?

  • Anonymous Aug 26, 2008

    Someone spilled a cup of coffee on my Intuous3 and now it does not work - the power LED does not even shine. I have left it to dry out and opened it up (as much as I was able to) to clean it, but it seems to have no power now. I assume the liquid messed up a power component inside it. :(

  • smoochie5555 Mar 16, 2009

    my cat barfed on my wacom tablet express keys while i was on vacation. now it not working.  
    is there any place that will fix it?
    will the company repair it?
    does disassembling and drying out really work?

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2009

    I have taken my wacom apart and cannot remeber where the white sheet goes... at the very back or between the meatl sheet and the circuit board? Can any one help

  • Anonymous May 22, 2009

    I spilled water on my tablet, but when i opened it i torn the copper it's not working. the power led is on tho... do you think wacom is going to fix it (still under warranty)?

  • tritrouble May 22, 2009

    I spilled water on my tablet, but when i opened it i torn the it's not working. the power led is on tho... do you thinkwacom is going to fix it (still under warranty)?



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I would completely disassemble it and dry it out with tissue and a hair dryer.

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Noooooooooooooo! me too :'(

- hang on!
I opened it up (almost destroyed it in the process) dried it out with a hairdryer for some minutes and it works great!
Be VERY careful when opening it because there's a short and fragile copper ribbon connecting the circuit board (fixed to the top piece) to a loose shield plate at the back. It's connections are on the side of where USB cable goes into the the tablet so open it from the other side in a tilting way, just dont try and pull the cable side of the tablet away from its other half. There are clips under the tablet you can use after undoing the screws to split the two pieces.

Good luck!

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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