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02-24-2003, 10:16 AM
I once had an old Cross Pad and bought a very nice electronic Cross pen -- black with gold trim. For the Cross Pad, you wrote on paper and it was captured digitally, then uploaded to the computer. Today, laying a piece of paper of the TC1000, I tried the pen to see what would happen. It works! The ink barrell is about twice as long as the standard nib for the TC1000, but with a little modification, I think it would work. If anyone has the old Cross Pad upgraded pen and has any ideas on how to modify it, let me know.
02-24-2003, 04:33 PM
Interesting idea. I dusted off my Cross Pad and pulled out the pen. Yes it does work, kindof. When I move it around over the screen, it acts like my Compaq pen but with the mouse button pushed all the time.
The other problem I had was telling where I was on the screen. I can't see through the paper I have to hold up to catch the real Ink!:D
02-24-2003, 05:07 PM
Yep - I found this out last month while waiting for a replacement pen... I had an empty ink cartridge for the xpad pen, and found that the extra 'nibs' that come with the stock pens will fit in the ink barrel if you take the pen tip out of it and put a small spacer in the barrel (a piece of plastic toothpick worked). The final assembly is a little shorter than it was with the ink tip - my error, but works BETTER than the stock pen. My OEM replacement pen 'dances' at the edges of the screen, where the crosspad pen is rock-solid. It's a little heavier, which I like. It also fits well in the pen holder, and stays there when fully depressed. I use it most of the time, in spite of not having the right-click button. Now that it doesn't jiggle at the edges, I just press and hold.
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