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Bamboo fun tablet pen not working

It's only been a few months since I got the Bamboo fun but today, after accidentally dropping the pen, it did not work again. The eraser tip is still working, just not the nub part. It does not click or move when I hover it around the tablet area. Please help.

P.S. Do I just change the pen nub? If so, how do I change it?

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  • jess_jessw Aug 20, 2008

    I've only had my bamboo fun for less than a year and it's worked fine until today.
    Suddenly the pen has stopped working. Only the eraser end works.
    I've only dropped it a couple times since I've had it( a few times on carpet, a couple on wood flooring) . I haven't really mistreated the pen or tablet at all, they are like an extra limb ^_^

    There really is no explanation for it. My 15 month old son picked it up off my desk, I took it out of his hand, and touched it to the tablet but nothing happened. It was working fine last night.
    I restarted my pc, uninstalled the software, reinstalled the software, and restarted my pc again. Still, only the eraser works.



  • reignofstars Oct 13, 2008

    Was using my pen yesterday, and today only the eraser works. Replacing the nib did nothing.

  • Anonymous Oct 29, 2008

    exact same as what's written here happened to me

  • themeier6 Nov 15, 2008

    I dropped my pen a while ago and it does not work at all...I changed the tip and still nothing!!!  Any suggestions? I am desperate to get this thing working again.....

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    Same thing happened to me.. my hands were kind of full when I was trying to plug in my graphics tablet and I dropped my pen.. I tried using it and it didn't work. What happened?!

  • hollidaya Jan 30, 2009

    Mine too! this is really angering. can someone please post an answer!

  • Clumsy idiot Feb 02, 2009

    It is as if you read my mind and posted what I was going to say.


    PLEASE, someone! Post the answer! 
    MY parents will be angry if I can't fix this!

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    Same here, I probably will have to buy a replacement pen

  • tomobedlam Feb 10, 2009

    mine is doing the same :(

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2009

    Me to I have the same problem and I replaced the nibs and nothing happened :(

  • GrehnGhohgst Mar 05, 2009

    Same. I tried the nub replacement. Don't know if it worked yet.

  • sritap Apr 04, 2009

    The tip of my pen doesn't work , everything else works just fine , the eraser an the tablet

  • Anonymous May 04, 2009

    same, my erase works but not the pen..

  • Anonymous May 06, 2009

    My stupid pen is doing the same thing? Anyone ever figure something out? I guess I will just have to call customer service...=[

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To change to nib not nub, you get tweezers and firmly grip the tip and pull then slide a new one in

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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    Kristin Feb 03, 2009

    .......wow cruel rating.......gah i only told you how to change the nib yeesh....

    -CG

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GUESS WHAT???
it's very easy to fix. most likely, you used the nib too long without changing it, and wore it down;
Step 1: either get a pair of tweezers and your pen or just get your pen, for you can also use your teeth.
Step 2: if you're using tweezers, then just squeeze them on the nib of the pen (the part that looks like the point) and pull. if you're using you're teeth, then do the same. bite down and pull. this may take a few tries depending on how much of the nub is still sticking out, and how strong you are.
Step 3: once you've gotten the nib out, take the new one and push it in so that the flat side goes into the hole and the rounded side is sticking out just like a real pen. if you messed up, just pull out the nib and put it in the right way. i had the same problem, and this is how i got mine to work again. GOOD LUCK !

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This worked for me

http://wishidknownthat.blogspot.com/2009/04/fixing-wacom-bamboo-pen.html

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I have try that change the nib, still wont work its work reverse on mine eraser work

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You've broken something inside the pen. This blog helped me get mine working again: http://wishidknownthat.blogspot.com/2009/04/fixing-wacom-bamboo-pen.html

Posted on Sep 16, 2011

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...

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I also have the same problem,my eraser is working but not the nib?

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I've had the intuos and it worked for years without incident. I have the bamboo and after only a few months it's having issues. WTF is up with that?! I've already changed the nub out once. It worked fine for a while but now... I have to double click to get it to release anything it grabs onto. As a graphic artist where precision is involved... that's very bad.

Posted on Jul 20, 2010

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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.
Good luck!

Posted on Apr 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Broken Wacom Bamboo Fun Pen

http://wishidknownthat.blogspot.com/2009/04/fixing-wacom-bamboo-pen.html

^ I believe this is exactly what you need to know. :3

Posted on Sep 17, 2009

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SOURCE: My Bamboo Fun Tablet pen/stylus is not working.

That happened to me yesterday. What I did was I went to the wacom site here: http://www.wacom.com/downloads/drivers.php, selected my tablet make and operating system, and downloaded the driver update. I installed it and as soon as it was done my pen started working again. Hopefully this works for you too!

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