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    Replacing wacom tablet cable

    Long story short: dog ate the cable of my wacom. It's broken in two now. Problem is, it's one of those usb cables that is embedded in the tablet, so it cannot be easily replaced.

    Do you guys now if this sort of thing has repair? I have no idea about electronics, but I guess it can be done. Is there a way to replace the whole cable, or joing the broken cable together? This sucks
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    Yeah, it should be an easy fix. Go to the store and get a USB cable. Cut the square end off and then strip the main shielding off about 3''. You should see 4 or so wires now. Strip each of those off about 1/4'' and then solder them to the points on the tablet where the old cable is. You could splice the original cable back together, but I'd suggest doing it the first way. You could even use the original cable if it would be long enough.

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    well, that's relaxing, though I know nothing about soldering, so I'll probably need to contact somebody that does at least there's hope, thanks G!
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    just twist them together, and cover them with electric tape afterwards, won't be much of a signal loss anyway, but make sure you're pointing each cable to it's respective port, you might need to cut open the original USB plug thing, to see the colors




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    well, it's alive! i just followed ElIg's suggestion. Strip cables, twist them together, electric tape, and BAM! it worked. Thank god my little tablet is alive again
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    How coincidental. This just happened to my friends, but he just bought a new one.

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    buy the bust one off him!
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    Wait- what now? tidenburg's Avatar
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    Very coincidental, happened to me. My dog will eat anything and he half chewed through my cable, I didn't know what was happening but my mouse was "spazzing" all over the screen, took my ages to figureout what it was.

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    ^^ I plan on it.

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    I'm trying to fix my Wacom tablet now, when I opened it up I had a red, green, white, and two black wires but I don't know which one goes to where. Anybody have some type of blueprint?? Or if you could open yours back up and take a picture of it?? That'd be pretty cool..........

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