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Hi guys, new to the forum and to the TC1000. I recently got one (for free!) from a friend of mine. It's in nearly perfect shape, and came with 768mb ram, 30gb hdd, the base stand w/dvd, and a battery that holds a charge for almost 2 hours. It did not come with a pen, so, I bought one on eBay (brand new) that came with four tips. When I went to use it, I noticed that the cursor would start where the pen was touching and jump in a random direction. Like, when I'd use it to write, it would make a random, fairly straight, line. I replaced the tips on the pen and the battery and it still does this.
If this has been covered before, I apologize for making a new topic, but I searched and was not successful in finding any help.
Thanks for your time!
12-26-2007, 11:32 AM
CL: As you seem to know, the TC1000 used a different pen (a FinePoint pen) than the more recent TC1100 (a Wacom pen). The FinePoint pen requires a battery that was nominally supposed to last for 5 years.
Since you say that you've tried replacing the battery in the pen, it seems reasonable to assume that the pen is operating. That leaves the screen digitizer...not a user servicable component. Can you still contact the previous owner to ask him/her if the tablet was working OK for them the last time that they used it? Does everything work OK when you use the keyboard (cursor, clicks, text...)? If you just touch and hold the pen, what happens to the cursor? Do you only get the random lines when you try to move the pen...?
We'll need more information before we can try to make any suggestions, here, but based on what you've already said, I'm not too optimistic. Not too many things can cause the type of behavior that you're describing...
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The last time this tablet was actually used, it worked. However, that was two years ago, and it's been just sitting in a closet ever since. Not really exposed to any extreme temperatures or humidity, and no physical damage.
As far as the pen's actions, when I touch the pen to the screen, the cursor doesn't always (50% of the time) go where the pen is, and it won't follow the pen at all. Could it be a loose connection at all? I love taking things apart!
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