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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎06-28-2010
Location: UC Berkeley
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X201 Tablet pen: Stopped working, but here's how I got it back

Some time in the last month, the tablet function of my X201 Tablet PC conked out.  I'm running Windows 7 (32 bit).  Perhaps there was something wrong with some driver update that was installed either through Windows Update or through the Lenovo Thinkvantage stuff.  I never managed to figure out what was wrong.  I tried installing various updates and drivers from both those sources, and from Wacom, without success.  I couldn't find any thread on the internet that discussed exactly this problem or suggested a solution.  It was a frustrating week!


I seem to have solved the problem, though.  Through Control Panel -> Uninstall programs I found and uninstalled everything from Wacom, and all of the "Ultranav" driver stuff from Lenovo.  Altogether there were 6 or so things that I uninstalled.  Then I reinstalled Wacom's tablet driver (ISD Tablet, version 7.1.0-8), and then pen's back, and, indeed, working better than it ever has (the alignment calibration has been terrible since I bought the machine).  I haven't reinstalled the Ultranav drivers, and will probably refrain from doing so.


I hope this helps the next frustrated Lenovo tablet user.


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Registered: ‎12-11-2012
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Re: X201 Tablet pen: Stopped working, but here's how I got it back

Hey there dmsk,


Thank you for sharing this information with the community, it is greatly appreciated, and I'm sure it may help someone who is experiencing similar issues.


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Registered: ‎11-15-2012
Location: United States
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Re: X201 Tablet pen: Stopped working, but here's how I got it back



If you don't want to install the Ultranav drivers again (personally couldn't blame you, I don't care for them myself) then I would strongly, strongly recommend going to Synaptics website and grabbing the generic drivers that they provide, which I personally find, much, much better.  (another quick tip, after you set everything up how you like, make sure to use a low sensitivity or disable the 'touch stick as a button' option or you can brush into it while typing and it will move the cursor on you to the wrong line and screw up what you were typing.)  I love the Synaptics version, give it a try, if you don't like it you can uninstall it, but I have a hunch you will keep them unless something goes wrong, which it technically shouldn't, but anythings possible.


These drivers let you adjust sensitivity of the trackpoint/trackpad beyond what the default Windows mouse settings will allow, and they provide most all of the features of Ultranav along with a default, fully functioning middle mouse button that actually works as you would expect it to.

Fanfold Paper
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Registered: ‎12-30-2015
Location: netherlands
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Re: X201 Tablet pen: Stopped working, but here's how I got it back

have you any tios how to install this generic driver (and whch one of the two for windows 10!)

I have an x201 tablet and the pen isn't working after installation of windows 10


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