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December 1, 2006


I had recently come across the problem of my wacom intuos tablet producing a heavy squeak whenever I rested my arm on it. It is not an isolated issue as others have had it happen as well. it is not anything that affects the functionality of the device, it just becomes annoying a it can get quite loud.
  Wacom counts this as unintended and can offer repair, but this is unnecessary. If anyone comes across this issue, albeit less common and only an inconvenience, the resolution is simple. Unscrew the back of the tablet and open it up. Be careful, obviously, and make certain everything is in its place. Asdjuct the prastic cover, and then screw it back together ,but not as tight. By intentionally leaving some of the screws a bit loose it lessens the tension beteen the plastic top and back alleviating the squeak. A big thanks to my great friend for assisting me with this.
   As I said before, it isn't a huge important issue, but it's there for anyone who has the annoying squeak grating their nerves when they are working.
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Harrisun37 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ToVeesAnEss Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
i have the same problem buddy but i think it's not a big deal though...
JayAxer Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
this was a response to a journal posted in 2006 haha
Nemo-Hana Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
This is a response to a journal posted in 2006 that really helped me in 2013, I would've never in a million years thought to do this.

Thanks man, keep up the good work. <3
neekko Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Or... maybe your tablet's actually a mouse that's been transfigured in to a tablet by those crazy Voodoo priests at the Wacom factory XD;
qu0n Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006
That's odd. I've never had that problem. Does it only happen with Intuos, though? 'Cause I have a graphire. Although..We've got about 10 Intuos's at my school, and none of them have had that problem so far. Maybe just luck.
JayAxer Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006
I'm uncertain if it is only with Intuos. I only have an Intuos 3, and I know that it is subject to this issue. beyond that, I cannot say.
qu0n Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006
i have an intuos 3 at school and i tried pushing on it and it wouldn't squeak. i probably shouldn't push my luck, though. XD
JayAxer Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006
it tends to be the result of warping from weather changes or a lot of pressure on one side (resting am arm on one side but not the other constantly).
Skrog Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006
Yeah I have an Intuos three also, I got it around May.. about a half a month ago it started doing the squeaky thing. x_x it IS really annoying lol.
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