Question about Wacom ET-45A STEEL Graphire2 (MAPET45ASTEEL)
Hi there, i have got this Wacom from my Dad recently, it is an old tablet that he hasn't used in a long time. Now the tablet works fine, pressure sensitivity and clicking etc, but i have the issue where i can draw a line (in Photoshop CS3 and Sketchbook 2009) but there is lag where it looks like the tablet thinks the pen is still touching the tablet, and a very faint line will be drawn wherever i move the pen. Its like its trailing off very faintly at the end, even though the pen isn't touching the tablet! Any help would be great, i can also take some screen shots if you are not sure what i mean. Thanks
I just did some more experimenting and it seems that if I replace the tip of the pen, it starts to react better, not great, but definitely better.
Again, I'm using an Intuos 3. On the Intuos 2 I was using, if I replaced the tip, it would improve, but I was going through tips every two months or so. That's why I bought the 3, thinking it would be better because I've never experienced this problem with my 3 at home (these problems are all happening at work). I'm not sure which tablet your have or if you have the spare tips that come with it, but that might be your solution.
Also, check your Wacom settings and make sure the "tip double click distance" is set to "Off". That should help a little.
Another forum post suggested not using the stylus stand or holder. It could...not sure that it actually does...damage the stylus tip so that it reacts as if pressure is being applied. My stylus at home is always in the stand and, since it does have this problem, makes me wonder if this is valid....but why chance it...different stands and different stylus.
Good luck and hope this helps!!!
Posted on Jun 17, 2008
I had the same problem ogf trailing lines. When the pen was off the tablet, it still drew a line as if it was in contact. Scrollbars were sticky too. It was the same across all applications. Than I remembered that when I first got the pen,
there was a little play in the tip. I think the internals might have gummed up a bit over time as dust
particles get in there. Using tweezers, I gently pulled the tip in and out a millimeter or so. Sort of loosened it up so it has a small amount of play. This seems to have fixed the problem. I will repost if the problem comes back.
i love my Wacom again!
Posted on Dec 16, 2008
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