Wednesday, 12 September 2012

How to assemble your Wacom Intuos pen

After being asked how to disassemble a Wacom Intuos4 pen, I've decided to write a separate post on this topic. In the photo below I've numbered each step in the exact order of how I disassembled each element of my Intuos4 Wacom pen.

1. Remove the pen circular head by unscrewing it.

2. Pull gentle the button and you should hear a click when it's out as it's fitted like a lego piece in 2 holes. by 2 plastic pins. 

3. Slide gently the top half of the pen (the plastic grip).

4. This part should be easy as the bottom half of the pen comes out fairly easily (a.here in the eraser cap you should have 2 small springs that normally go inside of each other, b. there is a rail inside it through which you should slide the circuit board when you assemble it and it helps you to position it correctly)

5. This is the protective housing where the board is kept.

6. Slide gently the circuit board from the plastic main housing.

Please find the steps in the following image and if you need further help please do not hesitate to leave a comment or contact me by email. Best of luck and hope this helps you.


35 comments:

Anonymous said...

so my pen was damaged when i was away from work - there's a gap now between 4 and 5 so it doesn't fully 'close'. i can't seem to push them into each other.

any tricks on that? it seems to just be stuck. thanks!

Vanja said...

Hi, I have the same problem. The back part (with the eraser) is stuck but its not on the right position so I cant fully close the pen. I seams impossible to pull it of. :/ any advice? thanks!

Unknown said...

Man, Thanks for putting this up!
I came into my office this morning to find that my toddler had completely taken my pen apart. Took all morning to find all the pieces.

ZaDe's said...

Hi, finally i get to have some help!!
my brothers daughter took my stylus when i tried to get back it broke and all the wires connected to the tip of the pen disconnected pls help me. i am in a country where i can get one of these pen.. i am really missing using it....

Anonymous said...

Thank you!
Mine literally exploded when I tugged it out of my pocket and your instructions were perfect. It's back together and working like new!

Leftie Yagami said...

i have the same problem as vanja and the anon...
i tried taking the pen apart as instructed but i can't get the circuit board out of the plastic bottom of the pen! it's stuck and i'm afraid i'll break the circuit board if i try pulling it out

any advice? thanks!

Maria S said...

Hi. Do you possible know where exactly those 2 tiny springs should be? My pen "exploded" and I couldn't see which part the springs popped out from.

I figured the bigger spring should go into the eraser cap, but I have no idea about the small one. The pen seems to work without it too, only the eraser feels a bit "loose" now. Anyhow, it would be nice to fix it properly.

Anonymous said...

No matter how hard i pull i cannot pull of part 4 it doesnt even move in the slightest and i dont know what i am doing wrong

David said...

To Anonymous(s) (7 March 2013, 19 May 2014), Vanja and Leftie Yagami:
Piece #4 (the top end of the pen) has two grooves on the inside that allows the two edges of the Piece #6 (the circuit board) to fit snugly into. If you feel resistance, it is probably because the edges of #6 got forced out of the grooves and are now forced against the inner wall of Piece #4. To counter this, squeeze the outside of #4 inward perpendicular to the edges of #6 so the circular opening of the cylindrical #4 becomes slightly oval (just enough to lessen the pressure of where the edges of #6 are wedged). Then pull #6 out and realign to the inner grooves of #4 before attempting to reinsert.

To Maria S:
My best guess is that the small spring goes in the middle of the larger larger.

Hope this helps!

Yume said...

Does anyone know where I could purchase just a replacement circular head cap for intros 4 pen (number 1 on the chart)? The screw portion wore away it so it just fell off. I've been looking all over but can't find just that without replacing the entire pen.

Zafir Zohab said...

the top part got seperated with the bottom part, with the chip still inside, its not pulling apart completely either, the rubbing edge has been lodged inside its own part somehow

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for this! My pen got pulled apart and I had no idea how to fix it. read your instructions and its all back together again

Dave said...

Yes! You saved me, I accidentally destroyed one of these and now it's back together again! Thanks!

Lunaatje said...

Thank you Thank you Thank you! You're a lifesaver! My tablet pen broke this morning and I have a deadline tomorrow evening. I was starting to get all stressed out because I couldn't find how to fix it. Your post helped solve my problem, though, and my pen is working like a charm again :D

Anonymous said...

Hey,

Thanks for this recipe. My pen exploded. Here's what I did:

1) Put the small spring into the big spring (yes, they go inside each other)

2) Put the spring inside the "eraser". Shine a light into it and tap it lightly until the spring is vertical

3) Carefully slip the erase into the back half of the pen, make sure the spring is still vertical (aligned with the pen)

4) In my case, one of the microswitches for the button had come off. The clip holding the switch can be put back and carefully clicked into place with a small screwdriver.

5) carefully slip the print card into the back half of the pen. Align it with the groves.

6) Fit the front half of the pen

7) Fit the rubber grib

8) Clip the button in place. Both ends of it should "click" when you use it. If they do not, check if your microswitches have come off, like in my case.

Anonymous said...

Hey, it seems that on my pen, the two parts that should easily go apart are stuck... I have a wacom intous 4 wireless if it helps

no one said...

You know that hard plastic breaks, right? Perpendicular inward? Towards #6? You cant see #6 in the state the pen is in.. you can infer from the holes exposing button contacts, but the grooves on #5 will be locked up even more if hard plastic were bendable. This person has no idea what they're trying to do, unless its break someones pen in a charles manson style.

Addi said...

Hello! I dropped my Wacom Intuos pen and in the middle, it popped out. And I can't seem to push it back together. Any help?

Chrissy said...

Yeah. I was fidgeting (rather a lot) with mine and boom. Broken. I'm not entirely sure what no one's trying to say, but yeah, the comment about "perpendicular inwards" or whatever didn't help. Still stuck. I'm guessing Addi has the same problem, but DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO FIX IT?

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this. I was able to put my Intuos4 Grip pen back together after the circuit board became misaligned in the rear barrel of the pen thanks to your discussion, instructions and helpful follow up with others.

Bob Pope said...

I was among those where the Circuit Board was stuck inside the pen. I took the part (4?) out to the bench vice and ever-so-lightly clamped it perpendicular to the circuit card. It came right out easily. I think it's "stuckness" may have been from something in the pen, altought it may have got stuck on the side of the track. I would call the place where the card fits in just some flat spots on the inside. Everything went back together (although didn't see any springs anywhere). Works just fine. (Never use the eraser end anyway.)

Anonymous said...

gahhh! I still can't get the circuit board out! it's stuck so brutally! any help

Anonymous said...

Same as ^ Anonymous from yesterday. Can't figure out how to separate the two parts of the pen, even pulling all I can it's not moving a single milimeter. Maybe last generation ones are build in a way you just can't open it and have to buy a new one..

Jacob Burgess said...

Thanks a ton!
I just used this to fix the Cintiq pen one of my minions got her hands on. I was about to drop $75 for a new one. Thank you from both myself and my child.

Tarek El Morr said...

Thanks for this information.
please, can you show me by video or photo where can I the two small springs?

Sakari said...

Big thank you!
Tarek: The two small springs go inside each other in the base of the eraser part, just drop them there.

N said...

Wow! My pen just fell into pieces, but thanks to the explanations here I reassembled it :) Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Ugh David thank you so much! Your instructions about the groove helped tremendously. GREATLY relieved that I don't have to spend $75 for a new pen. Thanks everyone who contributed!

Nin said...

Thank you! Very helpful!

Mishil Nguyen said...

please someone help, my pen is stuck. Basically:
- i'm unsure why it's stuck but all the parts are together except i can see a bit of the circuit board
- the erase is stuck and i can't even touch it i can only see it if a torch is shining on it
- i think that might basically be why it is stuck; the outer layer is stuck tight over the eraser and won't budge

greg in elle ayyyyy said...

Nicely done! I needed to know how to take my pen apart due to excessive play in the tip. Simply pulled the board and springs out, looked at them and slid it all back together, but the barrels went back together much tighter and instantly stopped the play in the tip. I'm guessing the board inside had moved or twisted somewhat causing the excessive play.

The details about how to get the barrels apart helped a lot too as mine did not want to separate. Worked like a charm.

THIS is why the www was invented. Thanks. (and don't ever take this page down!)

Gerrit said...

Thanks a lot everyone! Especially the part (16 December 2014 at 00:24) about the two conecentric springs in the eraser cap helped me a lot.
Thanks again!!

Anonymous said...

My board is stuck inside my pen and i cant take the top part off and my eraser is stuck inside. Please help me!!

Izak said...

Whoop - This helped me - I already broke one previously.

Snapped the wires off at the front as i could not get it out- just wish I saw this back then. ..
Slight press under the buttons and the inside part pulled apart - Only pressed with my thumb ever so slightly. The cleaner jammed the parts together obviously with brutal force and buttons to the back side. SO i did lost one button in the process. Luckily i dont use it at all.
One happy me - One sad cleaner...

Paper Clip said...

so my 11 yr old decided that it was time to check whats inside the pen. Thanks a lot; was finally able to put it together.