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Graphire4 Tablet not reading pen

Earlier today i was using the tablet and drawing, then i shut down the computer to take a break because it was 94 degrees out and i needed a break. when i came back about 20 minuets later the tablet works just fine, like i can scroll and everything, but the it wont read the pen at all anymore.

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  • Sorachu May 31, 2008

    My pen also does not work. I was working on a drawing in Photoshop, and I put my things down for about 3 minutes to go talk to my parents, and when I came back the only thing which was working was the eraser. I've restarted my computer, and it still doesn't work. The tablet itself still works, as it scrolls, and stuff, but the pen tip isn't working. I have to finish this drawing also, because I have a deadline, so it's really irritating.



  • peter4thewin Jul 05, 2008

    Same as above. The eraser works, the scroll works, the mouse works. Everything except for the pen tip and side buttons.

  • Anonymous Jul 08, 2008

    same. everything works, even eraser, except tip and buttons don't. i tried removing the nib and putting it back in. it didnt work

  • Sunstone72 Apr 21, 2009

    I have a very similar problem. Came back to the computer and all of a sudden the pen, when I touch the tablet is highlighting but nothing else. It won't select anything. My normal mouse will work. I don't understand what's happened. Can someone please help?


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If you are on a Windows Vista machine, you need to delete your preference files for your tablet driver. The issue you are experiencing is likely due to a corrupt prefs file, which in my case was what caused the problems specifically in photoshop.

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

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I have this problem too with my tablet pen, but what I've been doing is using the eraser side as the pen side. This works in both photoshop AND painter, but is VERY awkward and hard to get used to.
All you have to do is fire up your art program, flip the pen over and select your tool of choice using the eraser side.

Nevertheless, it is a temporary solution until we can all afford to get new tablets. Hope this helps somewhat!

Posted on Jul 20, 2008

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I have the EXACT same problem as all three of you. The eraser works fine, but the tip and buttons just don't work anymore.

Posted on Jul 09, 2008

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