My pen has been recently having some problems. I have to press a little extra hard every time for it to work, and when I press down and let go again the green light stays on for a second. It's been causing me problems when I scroll and sometimes when I draw. I think it might be a sensor problem. If it is, how do I take out the nib?
You take out the nib by using a pair of tweezers or a nail clipper but, (now this is what happened to me) is your tablet plugged straight into your computer OR into a usb ADAPTER as if you do that, sometimes it completely mucks things up. make sure it goes straight into your computer as when i did this my tablet was fine
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I agree with nteper. I called Wacom and was told to update drivers (Done) - no change, then called Wacom and was told to dish out $30 for a new pen... FAT CHANCE! this thing was barely used and less than 6 mos old. A few good TWACKS against my palm did the trick and guess what? I got to keep my $30 bucks. I read the issue with the piezo sensor in the pen can get impacted by the nibs if left stored upright... I will not do that again! anyway! if you have to buy a pen, might as well go "caveman" on the thing and see if it works.
Try hitting the pen head into your hand 5 times. Do the same with the
eraser ( do it pretty hard but not too hard. I hurt my hand with the pen
tip a LITTLE so you can gauge it by that). The humidity in the air
causes the pen pressure to stick apparently. I had the same problem and
this made it work. You should try and clean it too but if you don't want
to take the pen apart this is the way to go. i hope this helps.
I found your post searching for solutions to the same problem. My pen was stuck in select mode since i shipped it to NZ with me, held snug in what i thought was a perfectly fitting box. So...an impact or prolonged pressing of the nib can cause this problem then!
Anyway, found this page with perfect instructions on how to take apart the pen (my pen is a little different (newer?) but comes apart just the same)
I took the pen apart and messed about with it (gently) for a while. After many unsuccessful messes, it finally started working again.
I think you just need to let the pressure sensor (at the inward end of the nib) pop back out again. You can probably do this by just pulling the nib out. Wacom say you can do that with pliers without taking the rest of the pen apart. I'm afraid i cannot say what i specifically did to get the pen to work, maybe it just needs time without anything in the way.
I'm sorry this was a lot of babble without a definite answer, but have a go.
This problem commonly occurs due to a stuck "nib" sensor (the sensor that detects pen pressure).
Take out the "nib" (important, so the sensor isn't damaged further) and whack the pen on your desk (or drop it on the floor
from 3 feet up). It re-seats the "nib" sensor when it's stuck. If this
doesn't work after multiple attempts, then the sensor may be too damaged.
Well... I contacted Wacom support and the guy who write back recomended me to change the nib, to turn 3 times the eraser and to hit 4 times with the pen onto your palm hand...
Of course I didn´t do anything like that, I mean, what´s that??? An spell of some sort (or what)???
But what I did was the following (MAC-OS user):
-Enter to the pen tablet options on your preferences
-Switch the sensitiveness of the pen to the hardest
-Run an app that work´s best with your tablet and make some lines to check if at least in this mode the pen works
-Return to your tablet preferences and adjust at your best
I can´t explain why but my stylus is working fine again...
hope someone find this useful...
It could be a problem with the pen but I am not positive. I knew someone who had a problem a little different from this but involving the pen not working how it should. They called the company they got the laptop from (Gateway in their case) and they were sent a new pen for free. Lenovo might do that if it's under warranty or you could buy a new pen. It could be a problem with the drivers, though, in which case I am not entirely sure what to do. Maybe reinstall?
I have a Gateway CX2724 and previously had another Gateway tablet (model I don't remember) but they both look alike and use the same pens. I've had 3 pens and they all periodically stop working. When one stops, I pick up another pen and work with it so that makes me think the problem has more to do with the pen. (They have all died and later come alive.) Sometimes though I can't find the extra pen and have resorted to removing the working pen tip / nib and reinserting it very snugly after wiping off the shaft. The nib is held in merely by friction. You can remove it by pinching its little tip between your fingernails and pulling it straight out. I wipe off the shaft and put it snugly back in. Sometimes I don't take it out, but just press it harder into the pen by pushing it firmly onto a padded surface (so that the tip doesn't deform.) Usually one of these "treatments" works. I know that extra nibs are available with the pen. There must be some reason that the manufacturer thinks they may need to be replaced periodically. But I've never seen any documentation on this.