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    replacing the nibs on the intuos?

    Just a quick one for all you monkies out there. When "should" you replace the nib on your intous? Does it give you a warning like your hand explodes or something? Does the pad magically light up and then bash your hand into your skull?

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    I think wacom recommends replacing the nib when you feel it "digging" or scratching into surface.

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    it will also get flat on one side.

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    mine's flattened as bw said, and the pen doesn't respond consistently at the usual angle i hold it at. have to steepen the angle a bit. that's a sure sign to replace the tip, i guess.

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    You'll feel the nib periodically catching on the surface of the tablet when the nib needs replacing.

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    what about that one with the spring in it? What's that do? I admit, it's got me curious

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    its to give you a more brushy feeling, it feels a bit smoother

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    maybe i should replace mine,

    oh and there is the dark pretend graphte scratch one too

    Edit: sweet i jes replaced mine, shoudla done that a long time ago, the tip of the ol nib is all flat, hehe

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    what do you do if you've lost your replacement nibs and your pen pressure is thus fucked? I haven't painted for daaaays, the seperation is killing me

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    Order new nibs at wacom..
    Someone told me, he used spaghetti as a nib for some time. So if you're real ghetto..

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    lol, I think I'll try that just for the fun of it hehe, thanks.

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    The black one (the one that feels like cardboard) was screwed after an hour in my hands and it really upset me as it was cool to paint with. They should put 20 of them in the box. It's like painting with chalk, cool in painter.

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    at least they box multiple nibs with the Wacoms - my problem is, that after a year or so of using, my wacoms always need their surface replaced... even my Intuos 3 is starting to peel, which I just noticed today.

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    I got a replacement plastic and some replacement nibs off one of the official suppliers listed on the wacom site (since wacom itself doesn't deliver here.)

    At my old job we used to tape folders cut the size of the tablet surface on top of the tablet, it protected the plastic and it felt like drawing on real paper.

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    HOW do you replace the nibs? I bought my tablet and it camewith all the instructions for everything... in japanese.

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    Get some tweezers, grab the plastic nib (the white thing), and pull straight out (it will resist a bit, but it should come out fairly easily)

    Replace Nib directly into the little hole.

    Fairly simple when you know how to do it, but took me a bit to figure out too (think of it like pulling the lead out of the tip of a mechanical pencil)

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    i use a pair of nail clippers. just don't squeeze too hard.

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    almost everything you'd like to know is in the user manuals:

    http://www.wacom.com/productsupport/manuals.cfm

    replacing the nibs on the intuos?

    What isnt listed is info about a peeling grid surface.. i guess that falls under a warranty issue.. - JAG

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    I need to buy some more nibs soon I think nearly use all of the ones I got with the tablet. and ya my cover needs to replace it but the cost is like OUCH..
    is some place that sells the covers for the intuos2 12x18 I sould get asecond pen as well as the air brush some time too.

    I some time will try to file the nib if it get too flat on one side.
    I think I'll go order some nibs tonight. Should I get them from wacom or is there a bettre site for getting replacment parts for the tables.?

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    Jag - That`s interesting. When I bought my wacom it came with software )photoshop essentials, painter blah blah... None of which works because A: my computer can`t display japanese for some things, even after installing the language pack over the english version of xp)) and it came with like 90000000 manuals and books, but none of them had nice handy picture step by steps of how to [replace the nibs].

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    I had the misfortune of falling in love with the felt-tip nibs, which erode only a hair faster than cake at a kid's birthday party. I finally sucked it up and bought 50 of the damn things, since I have to replace them about once a week, and at $1 a pop it's not too heavy of an investment given how much I use and love them so.

    I'd go ahead and stock up on a ton of them all in one go, especially since Wacom charges you flat shipping for one order, or at least it did last time I used them for nibs. Just work out how many you think you'll need, then buy double that, because I swear the stupid things hop out of my pen and go rub up against rocks when I'm not looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lavhoes
    I had the misfortune of falling in love with the felt-tip nibs, which erode only a hair faster than cake at a kid's birthday party. I finally sucked it up and bought 50 of the damn things, since I have to replace them about once a week, and at $1 a pop it's not too heavy of an investment given how much I use and love them so.

    I'd go ahead and stock up on a ton of them all in one go, especially since Wacom charges you flat shipping for one order, or at least it did last time I used them for nibs. Just work out how many you think you'll need, then buy double that, because I swear the stupid things hop out of my pen and go rub up against rocks when I'm not looking.
    Just I think I replace them once a month is pretty insane, now I feel defeated...

    The shipping is expensive, but since they charge $10 for both "next day" or " ground service," I guess I shouldn't complian about it.

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    I don't know, I last 2-3 years on a single regular nib, maybe I don't press very hard (you shouldn't have to)

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    Maybe the price has changed nowadays.
    But when my graphire nib was at an end, I didnt want to cash out that money.
    So I did a research on it (read I brutaly ripped the pen apart) and found out that it doesnt matter what is in there, aslong as it fits tight and moves the plasticpart with it (and you dont need to crack the pen open either, well that crack locks kinda sexy on my pen tho).

    So long story short my pen runs on wooden toothpicks now gives it a little less slippery feel aswell (a bit like pencil I would say)

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