I bought a Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch in 2011, thinking it would get me drawing again. It didnt, I barely used it in all these years, just ocassionally connecting it twice a year and thats it. Well Ive been trying to get it set up again for some time and it just doesnt work anymore, but I refuse to accept it. How can it just go bad like that? I didnt drop it, I always kept it safe, how can it from one day to another just suddenly not work anymore? Windows 7/8 doesnt recognize it, Wacom drivers dont recognize it, it doesnt lit up anymore when I connect it... I tried 3 different computers, and nothing.
Could it be the cable? Ive tried 3 mini USB cables, all work for my phone, but none with the tablet... do I need a special one? I feel so hopeless, like I cant do anything about it but suck it up...
It's not pc, it's not cable, looks like it really the pad itself. If not for the fact that it doesn't lit up I'd say you would have had a chance, but the this fact makes me think that something critical has happened. Don't know what you're so pissed about, you had 5 years to fully utilize it and while finding that it suddenly broken is upsetting you're really overreacting with hopelessness and stuff.
Yeah Im not blaming Wacom or anything, Im just seeing the use I gave it and I want to hit myself... even more because Im relativelitely poor so I wont be able to afford another one for a while... still Ive got a ton of paper and I know you guys advocate paper over digital for newbies so Im glad theres that!
I just sort of wanted a definitive answer on whether theres any chance of it working or I have to throw it away...
Capacitors could have gone bad or more likely is your connector could be loose inside the tablet.
Also, some phone USB cables only have power and no data. If your phone enumerates on your pc then it should be Ok to use as a regular cable.
yeah i wish, but this is fucked. i kind of opened it (its not really openeable but i did what i could) and tried to move the chip a little and also the mini usb entry but nothing happened
and yeah i tried with cables that only do power and some that do both its over, only tears now
I also have a CTH-460, mine is black though. Mine still works, but I'll tell you, I feel like I lost some functionality moving from Windows 7 to 8. It took a while to get it to work. Part of the reason I'm not on 10 yet is because I'm not sure how the tablet's operation will be affected.
Also my bet is on corrosion, can't be anything usage related since you didn't use it. If it's localized then you can probably find it if you have a multimeter (there are cheap ones under 10$ and it's enough) and patience. If it's widespread then it's dead. But localized one could be fixed.