Question about Wacom Bamboo Fun 5.8" x 3.7" USB Tablet with Cordless Pen and Mouse - Black
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?
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 !
Posted on Jun 16, 2009
This worked for me
Posted on Sep 05, 2010
I have try that change the nib, still wont work its work reverse on mine eraser work
Posted on Feb 18, 2010
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...
Posted on Jul 21, 2008
I also have the same problem,my eraser is working but not the nib?
Posted on May 19, 2010
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
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
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!
Posted on Apr 03, 2010
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