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Skipping and Shaking cursor

My tablet was just fine for the first two months, than all of a sudden it started to get bad. The cursor, whether with pen or mouse, literally shakes and skips rapidly, and makes very jagged lines. Ive reinstalled the driver, checked the balance of the sensitivity, and such. Nothing works!. It wasn't as bad when it started ,but it gradually yet really quickly got worse and worse every time I used it.
I than tried it at a school computer which had CS3 and some other various tablet driver things, and it was just fine. I'd really like to fix this asap, I cannt make decent artwork or ink with consistant lines, and it is VERY! fustrating.

x_x anyone to help? I hardly want to deal with phoning a company, those are always such a huge hassle and hardly do any good, Im no good over a phone.

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  • theloops Apr 01, 2008







    Hi guys i've got the same problem with my 2 tablets.

    I've got a graphire 4 and i've just got an intuos3 A4 "special edition" my OS is windows XP/SP2.
    Here is my problem :
    I've installed easily my intuos3 drivers with the original CD.
    Everything works fine !
    A
    few minutes after registering my intuos 3 on wacom website. i've find
    an update for my driver on the official site, so i decided to instal
    the "pro605-7_int.exe" and after the reboot of the OS the pointer start
    shaking as soon as my pen touch the tablet. I've got the same problem
    with the mouse, the airbrush and also my graphire 4 who have the
    symptoms.
    I
    can certified that this is not a material problem because everything
    works fine with my both tablet before the upgrade. it's not a problem
    with the radio screen frequency because once again there was no problem
    with my screen at my first intallation with the original CD.
    i've
    got another computer with vista i'll do the same test everything happen
    the same way. Both tablet has the same problem when i upgrade the
    driver of each tablet the pointer start shacking again.
    On Vista i
    could uninstal the driver and everything has turn back to normal.
    Unfortunately i've tried to act the same way on XP/SP2, but it doesn't
    work my pointer still shacking.


    NB:
    It's not a problem with logitech i've none of their product and it's
    not a problem with my graphic card i've updated it, if it can help my
    computer is an HP Pavilion with nvidia Gforce 7500 LE.

  • Dclub May 02, 2008

    I think post no. 1 maybe right,

    I have got Genius 8x6 with me. With my Windows XP machine, the cursor keeps shaking from beginning. I didn't use original driver though. But with MAC OS X, it works just fine, stable and accurate. This result shows that the problem doesn't come from physically device you have but driver.

    I hope my assumption is right. Anyway, this evening I will get original driver from CD to my Windows XP machine. Thanks

  • cerdes May 08, 2008

    All I did was take the USB plug and change it to one in the front of the PC. All of the shaking stopped.

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  • Anonymous Oct 26, 2008

    same problem :(

  • evymiller Dec 14, 2008

    I have the same problem but I realized that if I touch my laptop with one hand at the same time I touch the mouse on the tablet with the other hand, it stops shaking. I let go my laptop it starts shaking again. It maybe static from the laptop or from my body. That is weird!

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Could be that it is too close to the monitor - radio frequencies interfering -- try to put tablet farther away from wherever it's plugged in...

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IVE GOT THE ANSWER AND I FIXED IT!!! this worked for my WACOM Intous3 on Windows XP, SONY VAIO...K, Goto "Start" menu, > "Settings" > "Control Panel" > "Wacom Tablet Properties" On the top of the Menu that pops up, there is a row that has "Tablet:" with an icon that says "Intuos3 9x12," Double click "Intous3 9x12" (or what ever model and size you have,) you will get another pop up, DESELECT "Recognition Data" and SELECT "Standard Mode". IT WILL STOP SHAKING!!! IT WORKS!!! I dont believe it I been suffering for weeks and I fixed it! Hope you have the same success!!!

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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I have had this problem intermittently, and after reading the posts above, I started touching thinks around my desk and found that if I touch the base of my iMac, the shaking stops. I was the problem : ( Until I move to a new place, I think touching my mac is the best I can do. Weird.

Posted on May 27, 2011

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I had the same problem but the further I place the tablet from my laptop the better it gets. I suspect magnetic interference is the cause.

Posted on Nov 04, 2008

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I had the same problem with my Intuos 3 and I just found out that my cheap AC adapter, bought in China, was making the cursor shake.

Once I unplug the adapter the tablet works fine.

Posted on Oct 16, 2010

I own a Graphire2 and I have often had the cursor shake like this. Usually unplugging and replugging the USB cable from the computer does the trick... and if it doesn't, restarting the computer usually does. I've never really had to fight with drivers.

Posted on Oct 28, 2008

I found out that my phone (really) interfered with my wacom... thats weird... 

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

  • puzzlepiano Oct 05, 2013

    Just when I read your comment, I realized that I had my other laptop pressed up against the back of my tablet PC. When I pushed the other laptop out of the way, the tablet PC worked just fine. I was nervous there for a moment.

  • puzzlepiano Oct 05, 2013

    Just when I read your comment, I realized that I had my other laptop pressed up against the back of my tablet PC. When I pushed the other laptop out of the way, the tablet PC worked just fine. I was nervous there for a moment.

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I don't exactly have the solution but I got this problem after about two days even though it worked fine before. Any suggestions anyone?

Posted on Mar 17, 2008

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I have exactly the same problem as you, my tablet worked perfectly for the first three months and then started to act weird, shaking and skipping screen areas, even if i only touch it with my forearm.

Uninstalling/Re-Installing drivers didn't solved anything, so i started switching my tablet to different usb ports in my pc, and from one to another, the problem got a lot better. It didin't solved it, but works "decent". So, comparing yor experience with mine, it's probably an usb-port problem, rather than the tablet itself i thik.


I will test it in othe computerts to see how it goes

Posted on Aug 10, 2008

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I had a similar problem years ago w/ my ss III 12x12 that had worked flawlessly for years. I talked to tech support and they said move it away from monitor (crt) or other source of RF interference - this did not help mine. I tried replacing the power supply w/ generic one - no help. I noticed that the power supply voltage was spiking when check w/o load. After talking to an electric guy I know, he suggested a voltage regulator. Finally I built a home-made voltage regulator and wired it into the generic supply line -Problem solved This was about 10 years ago - still working good today.

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SOURCE: Skipping and Shaking cursor

There is a problem with the compatability of your tablet and your monitor. You either have to change your monitor to a different refresh rate or simply move your tablet abit further way from your monitor. If possible, you could change your tablet to "single mode" (depending on your tablet).

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