How to Change Tablet Pen Nibs

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Over time, the nibs at the end of a tablet PC stylus become worn. This problem often goes unnoticed until you realise how much harder you are pressing on your stylus than you did when the pen and nib were new. Most tablet PC pens come packaged with several extra nibs and a nib remover that looks like a metal ring with a cut in it. If you have lost this nib remover, a pair of needle-nosed pliers will also pull the nib out of the stylus. Replacing this nib will improve your tablet PC experience.

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Things you need

  • Stylus
  • Nib remover or needle-nosed pliers

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  1. 1

    Remove the stylus from its slot within the tablet PC.

  2. 2

    Grasp the tip of the nib currently in the stylus with the nib remover or needle-nosed pliers.

  3. 3

    Gently pull the nib out of the stylus.

  4. 4

    Insert a new nib into the slot where you just removed the old nib. It should slip into place easily without any extra force.

Tips and warnings

  • Small needle-nosed pliers made for jewellery makers work best for removing nibs.
  • If you have run out of nibs, you can order them from your computer's manufacturer for a small fee.
  • Do not use your teeth to remove the nib. Dampness can interfere with stylus connectivity.

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