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    Icon Pen Tablet Fuck Up.

    I need some advice,
    today, like everyday, I got super pissed at my pen, this got to the point where I threw it at a wall and now it has stopped functioning, Whenever I shake it, I hear loose components, all I need to do is open the pen and solder them back to the motherboard, but that is where the challenge lies, I have no idea how to open the damn thing, any suggestions?

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    well first, I feel ya, sometimes I really wish stubborn items could feel pain

    and second... even if you fix it, it would still do whatever pissed you off about it so much no? may I ask what type of pen is it (which tablet) and you should probably just consider getting a new one.

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    little too late for that, I tried to open it like a dumbass and snapped the motherboard in two, the brand was wacom, meh, the pen only costs 30 bucks anyway, and plus, this also gives me the oppritunity to use traditional materials aswell.

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    Indeed, it's much better if you got a new one, because evan if you did have fixed it, it could stop working at any time

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    Maybe don't throw your fucking pen at the wall..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meissner View Post
    Maybe don't throw your fucking pen at the wall..?

    My thoughts exactly my own wacom is too precious to me to ever damage it, no matter how badly it screws up.

    Then again, i'm poor so i can't really afford a new pen on a student budget

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meissner View Post
    Maybe don't throw your fucking pen at the wall..?
    Maybe don't state the fucking obvious..?

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    Maybe if you throw it again hard enough, it'll open up and you can solder it.

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    Wacom store has pens I think. Not sure what the link is but it's somewhere in there for sure.

    And don't feel bad, I throw my pen all the time, spilled chai on it once, and it's a miracle that it hasn't broke yet. (Although the eraser part is a bit weird now... Luckily I don't really need that.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by N D Hill View Post
    Maybe if you throw it again hard enough, it'll open up and you can solder it.
    >>>Insert sarcastic remark here<<<
    Thank you to everyone who didn't act like a condecending douchebag when discussing this topic.
    And to all of you who are asking, yes, I have fucking anger issues, what the fuck are you going to do about it, nothing, because this is the motha fuckin' internet bitches!
    You seem abit confozzled, let me clarify, this is my middle finger in your face, so if you are a hater, post away douchefag, I conceed the fact that people have their right to their own opinions but that doesn't mean that I dont have the right to laugh my ass off at them.

    This comment was a result of bordom and far too much freetime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WeAreLegion View Post
    And to all of you who are asking, yes, I have fucking anger issues, what the fuck are you going to do about it,
    This.
    Buh-bye.
    See you in a month, we'll take it from there.


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    are you planning on banning him? ...So when a group of self-righteous condescending internet bullies gang up on the sensitive guy, he's the one being blamed for being angry? Now Elwell, I know you get off on how many "thanks" you get judging from the type of comments you usually make. But that would be uncalled for. A warning to control his temperament maybe would be better.

    WAL, just ignore those comments (or learn how to laugh at yourself a little, those comments were kind of funny...)

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    That was the warning.


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    WeAreLegion This comment was a result of bordom and far too much freetime.
    ^just pointing out maybe he was kidding. but I respect your moderation, not the end of the world. now he can spend his boredom and freetime on art

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    I love you elwell, I was biting my tongue this whole time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zwarrior View Post
    are you planning on banning him? ...So when a group of self-righteous condescending internet bullies gang up on the sensitive guy, he's the one being blamed for being angry? Now Elwell, I know you get off on how many "thanks" you get judging from the type of comments you usually make. But that would be uncalled for. A warning to control his temperament maybe would be better.

    WAL, just ignore those comments (or learn how to laugh at yourself a little, those comments were kind of funny...)
    Throwing insults and cursing back at people doesn't make you equally right. Even I thought when I first read his post: "Why throw the pen?" If it doesn't work, Google and see if anyone troubleshoots it. If not, save up the money and get yourself another one. Getting into a potentially destructive rage over such a minuscule thing doesn't help you and considering potential employers do read these posts, his cursing back reflects negatively on him as well.

    What is he going to do if he ends up getting hired someday and the Wacom pen there stops working? Is he going to throw it across the room and perhaps hurt someone? Not everything's going to work out the way we like it in life but if there are anger management issues, getting that resolved first would help. Blowing up at the slightest irritant does bad things for your blood pressure as well as social relationships/potential connections.

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    I agree, he definitely should learn to control his anger. But we could be judging too soon, he could have had a rough week, and sometimes I wish noone would judge who I am solely based on my worst day (though I express myself differently than he did). That's why I think a verbal warning would have been best if this was a first time slip, especially since it was provoked. If its was a recurring act after being warned, then yeah, a ban and maybe therapy would be fitting.

    What's done is done, there's no point in arguing it, I dont think there's a court here and Im definitely not a lawyer lol. its ok with me

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    OK with me as well - just tossing in my two cents on the problem. I hope he gets himself a new pen that doesn't go kaput on him. Funny enough, in my case, my Wacom mouse got screwy half a year ago. I've been using my pen to navigate online, which is rather interesting.

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    hmm this made me curius, is it possible to open the pen, and take out... the...whatever it is that syncs with the board.. a magnet or something? o.O and put it into a normal BIC? (along with the other essential parts)

    i know this is a little stupid question.. but its the first thing that cane to my mind, and i think it would be nice with a topic change...

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    Pretty sure they glue it or its a one way snap in part.

    The pen runs off of a electromagnetic field that the tablet generates, picked up from a coil at either end.

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