Suface Pen 4th gen tip question

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  1. misterd

    misterd Pen Pal - Newbie

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    First day of summer school, and I dropped my surface pen (4th gen? the one with no clip) right on its tip, making it practically unusable. I have replacement nibs for my older surface pens, but they don't go in all the way. Are the tips from the old pens incompatible with the newer pens? Or did dropping the pen screw something up?
     
  2. Marty

    Marty Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I can confirm the nibs for the 3rd gen pen (SP4 pen) will work with the SP5 pen, including ones from the Tip Kit.

    The Surface pens require the nib to be seated in completely before they will broadcast a signal. The nib holder might have been knocked out of alignment, so you taking off the pen cap and adjusting it.

    Pro tip: to remove the pen cap, do not twist or attempt to unscrew (SP5 pen is different than the SP4 pen). Instead, take a pair of scissors and gently squeeze right at the seam between the cap and the barrel. After a gap is made, pull the pen cap directly out and you should see the nib holder.
     
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  3. misterd

    misterd Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Thank you
     
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