Question about Wacom Bamboo Fun 5.8" x 3.7" USB Tablet with Cordless Pen and Mouse - Black
I have a macbook pro and a bamboo fun (small) tablet.
I've had a bamboo tablet for about 3 weeks but recently it got a really nasty habit of selecting everything. It's only gotten worse; untill now when it hasn't worked in 5 days. I've tryed everything i could think of to fix it but nothing works. I've updated drivers, rebooted my computer repeatedly (which seemed to work) and switched usb ports. I've even pluged the tablet into anouther computer and the pen still don't work. I think it is hardware. Even if you guys can't help me fix it; I'd appreciate if someone told me how i could avoid this happening again.
To make clear; i haven't dropped it and both the eraser and the pen part are selecting everything.
Thank you for the help
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
After having almost the same problem (I did not check to see if the eraser was working), I changed the nub (my bamboo came with a little bundle with tree of them. You can change it by bitting the tip to get it out and them inserting a new one.)
The thing is, it did not work at all at the time, but after the week end it came back...
Not much help...
Posted on Jul 21, 2008
SOURCE: bamboo fun pen feels ridged
I've done what was described in here and glued the magnet back on the pen tip but it doesnt function the same anymore. Anyway thanks for the tips.
Posted on Oct 30, 2008
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:
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.
Posted on Apr 05, 2009
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 They are out of date so you need to go here: http://www.wacom.com/downloads/driver-detail.php?id=196 Updated @ Apr. 9, 2009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
look on the DVD sleeve that it disc came in..theres two stickers and they have the serial numbers on them. it took me forever too.
Posted on Dec 27, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
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.
1. Reset the tablet driver.
Click on Go > click on Applications > search and open the Bamboo folder > select Bamboo Utility > select All Users under Preferences > click on Remove button under Preferences.
If the problem remains, go to the next step. If it is fixed, do not proceed with the rest of the troubleshooting steps.
2. Set the driver to Pen Mode.
Click on the Apple logo > select System Preference > click Bamboo icon > click Pen tab > on Tracking pane, select Pen Mode > close the Bamboo Preferences.
3. Adjust the Double Click Distance and Tip Feel.
Click on Start > click on All Programs > search and open the Bamboo folder > select Bamboo Preferences > click on the Pen tab > adjust the Double Click Distance to Big and the Tip Feel to Firm > close the Bamboo Preferences.
We hope these information have been useful in resolving your inquiry.
Kindly contact us if you need more assistance.
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