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Pen Nib Help

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PokemonForeverFan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Well, I've had my Wacom Bamboo Create Tablet for about 5 weeks now. I use it about 30 minutes a day on weekdays, and 2 hours a day on weekends and break. For me, it's Thanksgiving Break, and I've been using it quite heavily.

I never noticed how the tip was wearing down <--Stupid
until now, and it's not possible to grab it with tweezers anymore; it's way too short. What do I do? Do I get a new pen, or is there a secret way to remove it? Is there anything to cover the tablet with to slow down, or even prevent, the wearing down of the pen nib?
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RachBurns Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you think you could get hold of the pen's nib with a pair of fingernail clippers? I know you say that the nib tool won't reach it, but is there a chance the nail clips could?
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PokemonForeverFan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Ummm, I just tried that and the remaining part got clipped off.
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RachBurns Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ow. xx; Shoot, I had to do that once and it worked alright without clipping it...I guess I had more space than you did. xx

I'm so very sorry for ruining things. xx
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PokemonForeverFan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha, it's ok, I'll try to thing of something.
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RachBurns Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not suggesting this one more than wondering.

My tablet's pen is one that I have instructions how to take apart if it's so needed. Would yours so happen to be like that? I don't remember how the Wacom's are anymore.
(Unless you could get in touch with someone from the Wacom site? Took a look there and found this: [link] )

I'm sorry again, anyway. XD
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PokemonForeverFan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
My dad and I took it apart and we got the new tip in! Well, the pen isn't as perfect as before, but hey, it works again! Thanks for your help!
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RachBurns Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh that's great! :huggle: I'm glad y'all got it to working again. ^^
And I'm sorry my other 'solution' broke it down worse. XD
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CrystalCircle Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did your tablet come with a nib tool? It's made for grabbing short nibs and pulling them out. (it's basically a small ring of sheet metal with a hole in the from on it so you can grab the nib) If you don't have one, a pair of needle nose pliers (or something similar) could work.
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PokemonForeverFan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Yes...
But I worn it down so much it's kind of impossible to get a good enough grip on it to pull it out. When I press the tip down, one side goes completely in.
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CrystalCircle Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yikes! I'm not sure how to remove one that low...but I found this [link] maybe it could help you.
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