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My tablet pen stopped working

My tablet pen only works with the ERASER area.i have a bamboo fun tablet i purchased about 1 or two months ago, i read some stuff and it said to disassemble your pen, how do i do that!?

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  • shika_yaoi Aug 28, 2008

    it happens to me too, the eraser works just fine, but the pen didn't work at all. the buttons near the pen (the one for right-click and drag) also didn't work.




  • eighty7art Sep 08, 2008

    i have the same problem my wacom bamboo pen does not work but only the earser does.

  • fatal skillz Sep 08, 2008

    only my eraser works

  • Anonymous Sep 16, 2008

    same here, the pen doesn't work but the eraser does.
    I havent got it for that long of a time though, I dont know what to do.


  • marce_ptr Sep 18, 2008

    I have the same problem as well... the pen fell into the floor and now the eraser works but the nib doesnt... I have a couple of friends that also have a bamboo fun and they tell me they have dropped the pen many times and it still works so... I guess I just had bad luck! I wrote an email to wacom support but they told me to send the pen to repair or buy a new one!
    You can pull out the nib with some clamps, and then place it back in, maybe it will make some good, mine still doesnt work after that! although the nib is intact at least to my eyes!


  • Anonymous Oct 10, 2008

    yeah, same.

  • Anonymous Oct 19, 2008

    As the others have stated above, I too have this problem. Just started yesterday right out of the blue.

  • hannah487 Nov 09, 2008

    i've dropped mine a million times, but last time i dropped it, the pen stopped working!



    i hate using a regular mouse, please please let me know if ya'll find out how to fix it!

  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2008

    Mine worked for less than a year, and then the nib stopped working suddenly. The eraser half still works.

  • nessness Dec 03, 2008

    i havent even dropped mine once. had mine for about 3 months. then the mouse stopped working, but seeing as the pen hadn't i continued using it for another 2 months. now the pen suddenly stopped in the middle of a project.

  • warbones Dec 07, 2008

    only the eraser part works but the other side doesnt, didnt drop it didnt do anything it just stopped working overnight

  • cirno9 Jan 01, 2009

    Only the eraser part works. It worked this morning and I'm sure I did nothing "damaging" to it. I stopped using it for 2 hours and when I tried again it hasn't worked until now. My friend told me to try to reinstall the driver, I did that plenty of times but no result. ): Mine's not even a month old, I got it mid December 2008.

  • shadesofgray Jan 12, 2009

    mine did too
    I got home one day and turned on my computer and it wouldn't work
    but it still worked with the eraser and the mouse

  • tarababez Jan 27, 2009

    i acidently snapped my pen but it all reponds but i cant select things. like it moves on my screen but if i try click anything it wont work.

  • rockstarag21 Feb 16, 2009

    I was drawing with my tablet pen one day and all of a sudden the ink went to eraser. Now when I touch the pen the the tablet nothing happens...unless I'm drawing, then only the eraser works. Help!

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    The eraser end of my tablet pen works perfectly, but the pointer end spontaneously just stopped working. I don't know how to fix it. Please help?

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2009

    My tablet pen only is working with the eraser area... so yeah.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    Mine is a bamboo (not the "fun") and it's the same thing, the metallic thing is broken and when I push the loose part against the other half, the tip works again! I just need to get strong glue...




    For an obscure reason, this also seems to be linked to the "secondary button"




  • emoloss May 01, 2009

    my bamboo tablet eraser area works, but the pen tip doesn't. i've been chewing on the tip, if that helps anyone answer, but i just got this thing two days ago.

  • Anonymous May 21, 2009

    My pen tip isn't working. The eraser side, however, works perfectly fine. HELP!

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