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Can anything replace a Wacom stylus?
Scialyte at 4:46PM, April 12, 2007
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I know, this is a shot in the dark, but it may be my only hope. I returned home to my parents' house for Easter, and told them to have my oldold Wacom tablet ready for me. Well, when I got there, they told me they couldn't find the stylus that went with it. Now, we're talking something that was made like over ten years ago, a SD-420L with a *serial cable*. There's not a prayer of getting a replacement from the company, ebay, or most other places. But something this primitive, how complex could the stylus be? Is there anything I could replace the stylus with that would serve the purpose, or is my cause a lost one?
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subcultured at 5:50PM, April 12, 2007
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nope
i think the tablet and stylus have to match
J
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ozoneocean at 4:59AM, April 13, 2007
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Wacom can probably supply you with one despite your fears, they do have old stock.
And there are a lot of suppliers around the world that have older stuff. Really, it's not impossible. But still, the styluses aren't cheap.
 
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reconjsh at 10:49PM, April 13, 2007
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Man, I looked hard on the net for an answer to this…

Sadly, I can't find anything. I would guarentee you could find one though. I mean, there's cults of people who are dedicated to really old technology and someone, somewhere is selling a pen or has already found a replacement solution on this. Don't stop looking.

Of course, for the 30-50 bucks you'll end up spending on a replacement pen… if you add another few bucks to it, you can get a brand spankin' new tablet for $75. Just a thought.

~Jerome~
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reconjsh at 11:03PM, April 13, 2007
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UPDATE:

From what I can find, Wacom has been using the same kind of technology for some time and that the sd420 might be compatible with newer replacement pens. I can't find it clearly stated… but if you have a friend with a pen, try their pen out and I think there's a chance it might work.

Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.

In the future… I'd siggest something like this:

http://www.coolgraphicstuff.com/store/product.php?id=53&cat=7
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Scialyte at 4:30PM, April 14, 2007
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Yeah, I guess it comes down to how much you're willing to pay. Yeah, I could get a three by five brand new one, but the one I have is like 18x18, and I really like the flexibility that size nets me (not to mention that a new one that size would probably cost thousands).

As for Wacom having a replacement, I saw mention on their website that they were stopping all support and replacements for the SD- series back in 2001, so I have my doubts. I'll send them an email, though.
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reconjsh at 8:38PM, April 14, 2007
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That really sucks. I haven't had a normal tablet for quite some time… I have a Cintiq now and I can't imagine what it'd be like to go back.

Best of luck m8.
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