I have, at this moment, reached the end of my rope.
Knowing how expensive the "repair" is to replace a cable on a tablet, I thought I would do so myself. They no longer sell the replacement cables in their store (and have never sold replacement parts in the US for some unknown reason) which was the first hitch in my plan. The Wacom tech I spoke to said the cable could be fixed by soldering my broken cable onto a new USB cable, which would be a fairly painless process for someone with electronic experience. Not possessing any, I asked around, and apparently no one in a ten mile radius of the town in which I live knows how to do any basic electronic work either. Someone was generous enough to attempt the solder the cable and get it back in working condition, which did work. For about a week.
Cable problems were the death of my I2 as well, and I'm fed up enough that I have no interest in throwing another $80 at Wacom so that they can do what I'd be perfectly capable of doing myself if they'd just sell me a damned cable. So I turn to you folks at CC.org to see if anyone who has even a mite of experience can help me.
What is the name of the connector that goes into the motherboard of the Intuos3? It looks like this. At this point I'd rather get two or three of those and attempt to build a new cable than try and figure out this whole soldering thing, which seems iffy. Any help would be much appreciated.