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I have a bamboo fun pen and touch tablet. Lately I have been having some issues with it. My computer: MacPro, 2.66 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor, 6GB memory. When I'm hovering the pen tool over the board it acts like it's clicking even even I'm not touching the tablet wiht my pen. Then I'll put the pen down next to the tablet and just use the mouse and the same thing will happen to that as well. Sometimes it just goes absolutely crazy and does all kinds of things like open 20 windows in rapid succession, perform actions on photos that I haven't asked for and sometimes can't undo, etc. Also lately it draws like a pencil on a yellow notepad instead of dragging sliders or whatever action I'm asking it to do. It never used to do any of these things, and I don't know what could have changed to generate all this wild behaviour. I've had to unplug it and only use my mouse, which is a pain when working in PS. I've just downloaded and installed the latest drivers, but it makes no difference. Can you help?

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I don't think it's a software issue. It's a strange problem, and chances are some physical componenets are going to have to be changed out, which will require servicing.
Contact Bamboo support to see if there's anything they can do (provide a reburnished swap, etc.).
Here's their web support page: http://www.wacom.com/productsupport/
It might be better to consider buying a new unit if their replacement/repair price is too high.
Good luck, and hope this helps.

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