Just so you know, this is the sort of tablet I use, a Wacom Bamboo-Connect tablet.
Anyway, this problem just started cropping up today. I opened up SAI so I could work on a commission for somebody, and after I plugged in my tablet, I went to put pressure on the board… but the board wasn't detecting the tablet pen itself. I found that very odd… so I searched up some possible solutions online, and they all failed me:
- Went to Bamboo Preference Utility and removed all preferences and even restarted multiple times.
- Ran "Services" and tried restarting both Tablet PC Input AND Tablet Pen Service (which usually does the trick)
- Downloaded latest driver updates from Wacom's site (one of which caused my pen to be detected but was moving ALL OVER THE PLACE)
- Uninstalled and reinstalled Wacom Bamboo Tablet completely
- Played with the sensitivity/calibration settings
And just… *sigh*
I'm really out of options here, guys. I don't know what to do. :/ If it helps at all, my tablet pen's tip is sorta short, so… do you guys think I should just get a new tablet pen, or is there another option that I'm missing that could help me out?
Well, I tried giving that 'new tablet pen' solution a preview before I acted on it, as well as the new tips. How?
Let me say this right now: Two years ago, when I feared that my tablet pen was already breaking (when I later found out that it was just the cable becoming faulty), my mom and dad agreed to buy a second tablet just in case. So after all this time, I decided to try the 'new pen' idea by opening the new tablet box (it's the same kind of tablet mind you; Bamboo-Connect) and take out the stylus and new tips it had.
First, I took a shot at using the newer pen since I didn't want to risk damaging the older pen by replacing the tip. That didn't work, even after installing the Bamboo CD so I could get the original drives back.
So THEN I took one of the tips that came in the bag and carefully replaced it to the best of my ability (even followed a tutorial for this specific pen)… THAT didn't work. >.>
As a last resort, just to be sure, I called a friend to come over briefly and bring over his stylus that he uses for his tablet, which was also a Bamboo-Connect. It was different than what came in the box, but he said it worked on his.
… Still. Didn't. Work. @_@;
Sooo… yeah. I guess I should confess that I've accidentally dropped the old tablet here and there as I worked with it over the years, including the pen itself when it was held in the little yellow holster, so I guess internal damage might also be the case, despite the computer still detecting the tablet and the tablet's blue light shining on when I plug it in.
So… Guess this means I may as well use the new/spare tablet. I've uninstalled everything first, then plugged it in, installed the CD, reconfigured my settings, and thankfully it works, so it's nice to know it's not a problem with my computer. It's a good thing me, my mom and dad have thought ahead early by buying the spare one, so… that's something I guess?
Oh, and I wanted to say, thank you all who tried helping me and proposing solutions. I've tried what you all have suggested before as well and they sadly did not yield the results I wanted. Ah well. Regardless, I'm grateful for your input and suggestions.
Thank you all.