Question about Wacom Intuos3 Graphic Tablet

Open Question

Wacom pen stops working

After sitting a few minutes, my pen stops working. I believe it's an Intuos 3 4x5 or whatever the small size is. I use it on my lap so the label has worn off

Posted by on

  • ernestww Sep 23, 2008

    I have the same problem. Intuos3 9 x 12" running on XP. It suddenly just stopped working. Wacom support had me reinstall drivers. that works for a few minutes...then it stops working again. It had been working for two years without an issue. Tried different usb ports, uninstalling drivers reinstalling different versions all the same effect...works for a few minuts then stops. Wacom email support suggested uninstalling my mouse drivers and using the wacom mouse. This sounds stupid as prior to this week it had happily worked with my logitech mouse...so wtf?!

×

6 Suggested Answers

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: My Wacom Intuos3 tablet won't switch into pen mode

I had the same problem with my Intuos3 on Vista. Tech support suggested the following.

Do this.....Go to Start--->control panel---->system(in classic view)---->device manager--->click on "human interface devices"--->then click on "Wacom virtual HID driver" and right click on that and disable it. Your computer will ask you to restart and you will want to do that.

Everything works fine now.

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: New Wacom Intuos 6x8 Graphics Tablet with a Serial connection (using a USB converter) work with Vista?

Searched for ages to find a driver for my giant wacom (UD-1212-R) on Vista 64. As of this moment there isn't one, and it looks like they are not even going to bother. But if there are any geniuses out there........

Posted on Nov 05, 2008

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: how to take apart Intuos pen

Ok, after my wife washed mine in my jeans, i really desperate and decided that I had nothing to lose. I searched all over the web for ways to do this and nothing!!!! So today I grew a pair and tried something and low and behold... so anyway. 

*!*!*!* Remove the rubber grip and button first (untwist tip cap and remove threaded section, slip fingernail under top edge of button and pop it straight up and off, slide rubber grip off towards point *just in case*) Grasp your pen in both hands with the tip facing to the left left hand should be grasped covering  the tip and ONLY the section that has the recessed barrel with the raised button ridge. Right hand should be grasped just off of the first diameter reduction from the right (ie. where the just before the pen gets thinner) and covering the eraser (unless you have really small hands) CAREFULLY but firmly pull the two halves of the pen apart from each other !**!*!DO NOT TWIST THE PEN!!!! the pen should come apart without a problem and now you have access to the inner goodness of the Wacom Intuos Pen
Note: when putting the pen back together, be gentle and place the board in the eraser side first, if it doesn't push the eraser tip up, twist it slowly till it slides all the way in (be sure to try to leave a tiny space for eraser play.) Twist the pen (board and eraser cap end) until you can see the two receptors for the buttons, slide the tip end cap on and press firmly until the caps seat together and the holes line up for the switch. slip the rubber cover back on, twist on the threaded tip and clip the button back on, that should do it, Hope this helps!
Malice

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: My Wacom Intuos3 tablet won't switch into pen mode

The winning answer came courtesy of Mr Benedikt Schmitt of Wacom Europe, who offered the following solution: from the Windows Device Manager, disable the “Wacom Virtual Hid Driver” device. (Go to Control Panel > System and Maintenance > Device Manager, find the driver, right-click it and choose “Disable”.) One reboot later (welcome to Windows-land, circa 2008?), everything works as desired. Pressure and tilt sensitivity inside Photoshop still work, and the pen functions just fine in the rest of the Windows desktop. The absolute mapping makes it an absolute pleasure to point quickly and precisely. It makes my laser mouse feel rather clumsy navigating a large 24′ screen!

Posted on Mar 22, 2009

  • 3 Answers

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

9fish
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: pen and mouse have constant constant cursor jitter Intuos 3 mac

I had a similar problem on my laptop

I plugged the tablet directly into the laptop rather than the USB hub I'd been using until then, The issue disappeared.

Possibly it's a power issue, and going direct cured it?

Posted on Jun 05, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Where can i get a wacom bamboo tablet?


You can buy them new from places like Amazon or directly from Wacom. Just to confuse you more-- it used to be Bamboo, Intuos, and Cintiq. Now the entry level tablets are the Intuos, the mid-level has become the Intuos Pro, and then the Cintiq.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=wacom+bamboo

https://store.wacom.com/us/intuos-pen-touch/

Feb 25, 2015 | Wacom Bamboo Graphics Tablets

1 Answer

Does the Wacom Intuos2 Classic Pen (xp 300e) work with the Wacom Bamboo CTL 470 tablet?


From what I read on Wacom's site, they are NOT compatible.
The Bamboo use a stylus that is different than the nib pens that the Intuos use. The stylus for the Bamboo is more like the stylus you can purchase for smart phones. The Intuos pens are pressure sensitive and have different nibs you can use for different effects and feel. You can go to their website and look for compatible pens and stylus' for your specific tablet.

Aug 02, 2014 | Wacom Intuos2 Classic Pen (XP-300E)...

1 Answer

Wacom Intuos Pen Proximity Issues.


have you solved the problem?, because the same thing happened to me :S

Jul 13, 2010 | Wacom Intuos2

1 Answer

Wacom intuos3 pen is not working


A few hours ago Wacom released a new driver 6.1.2-5 for the Windows 7/Vista/XP operating systems. I was having the same problem. Hopefully this will be a permanent fix!

http://www.wacom.com/downloads/driver-detail.php?id=200




Nov 19, 2009 | Wacom Intuos3 Graphic Tablet

1 Answer

When I go into certian programs like inkscape or the newer Gimp my wacom pen wont draw,but it will select items. yet if I use an older gimp 2.0 it works fine I have the intuos 3 ptz -431w actually it did...


I didn't solve it myself (a lady named Linda deserves the credit) ... but the solution at the following URL worked for me when I encountered the same problem with inkscape0.47 and intuos 4 wacom tablet pen:

http://inkscape-forum.andreas-s.net/topic/200534

Thanx, Linda!!!

cheers
zookumar

Aug 07, 2009 | Wacom Intuos3 Graphic Tablet

1 Answer

Wacom Digital Pen Wacom Intuos PEN UNRESPONSIVE My pen does not show up on the list on the programs properties.


You can contact the Wacom company on their website. Maybe they can replace the pen.

www.wacom.com

Mar 02, 2009 | Wacom INTUOS Pen w/Stand

1 Answer

Intuos pen


Yes, download the new drivers at the Intuos site

Aug 14, 2008 | Wacom Graphire Intuos Pen (GP300ESE)...

2 Answers

Intuos 3 Keystroke and Touch Strip not working properly.


solution-------just try new drivers.
http://www.wacom.com/downloads/drivers.php

Jun 26, 2008 | Wacom Intuos3 Graphic Tablet

4 Answers

Wacom tablet stopped working, blue light on.


Hey I had this problem too with my Bamboo too, I'm not sure if it was anything I changed or whatever but either way the blue light was on but it wasn't registering the pen.

I found a way just minutes ago to fix it however!

Go into 'start', 'all programs', then look for 'pen tablet'. Hopefully you should have this. If not then download the latest driver for your tablet from the wacom website and that should install it.

Next choose 'pen tablet preference file utilty'. Then under 'my preferences' choose to remove. Bingo! All was well in the world again.

This worked for me so hopefully it will for some of you guys too! Good luck!

Jan 15, 2008 | Wacom (PTZ930AC) Graphic Tablet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Wacom Intuos3 Graphic Tablet Logo

Related Topics:

132 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Wacom Graphics Tablets Experts

Jazz Boyce
Jazz Boyce

Level 1 Expert

728 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60541 Answers

NIK
NIK

Level 2 Expert

206 Answers

Are you a Wacom Graphics Tablet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...