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  1. terry203

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    hi iv only had the note for a few days and im loving it but iv just discovered the s pen isnt working correctly if i go to the test screen (*#0*#) it only makes a mark on 1 or 2 of the squares, would a new s pen be the solution
    cheers :)
     

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  2. Howard Hopkinson

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    I suppose it's possible to have a faulty s-pen. I just tried your test and my s-pen works perfectly. I take it you're having issues during normal operation of the s-pen?
     
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    this is what my test does
     

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    If I were you, I'd pop into a phone shop and test out another s-pen on your device. This would undoubtedly prove whether your s-pen is the culprit.
     
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    It is possible to re-calibrate the S-pen sensitivity which would be worth a try before buying a new one. It evolves removing the button on the S-pen and twiddling the adjuster screws underneath.

    This video shows how to reduce sensitivity so you'll need to do the apposite to increase sensitivity:
    [FIX] Note II S-pen hover problem (Samsung Galaxy Note 2 / N7100) - YouTube
     
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    cheers im gonna try the calibration first ill get bk and report if its worked :)
     
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    mines a galaxy note 1 and i cant find any screws to adjust ? :(
     

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    Well that's odd. Just checked my Note 1 and there is a tiny screw. I've annotated your image as to where it should be. It is an official Samsung S-Pen?
     

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    iv just been to my local phone shop and tried my s-pen on the note 2 and it works ? as far as i no its a genuine samsung s-pen but to make sure iv ordered another new one to try
     
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    Did you not try a new s-pen on your phone as I suggested while at the phone shop?

    Do you have a screen protector on your screen? If so, these can cause problems with the s-pen.
     
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    the phone shop had removed the s pen from the displayed note so couldnt try it on mine i had a screen protector on but took it off to try

    no my s pen is working more the harder i push it on the screen ? :thinking:
     
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    thanks for that pal im gonna wait till the one off ebay arrives and see if it is the pen
    i might nip to warrington tomorrow theres a samsung service center there and show them that my s pen hasnt got the screws to adjust it
     
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    yay my new s-pen has arrived and all works as it should
    thanks guys for the comments :)
     
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    Glad you got it sorted mate and thanks for letting us know.
     

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