Surface 3 Discussion Thread

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  1. Tams

    Tams Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Samsung X isn't expected to be announced until next year, let alone released. It sounds like the exec touting it, did so before they had any solid fold-able display tech.
    As for Andromeda? Who knows? Everything reported about it so far has just be speculation using patents as 'evidence', which we all know often means diddly squat.
     
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    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...The nose of my pen is attached really, really well. Won't unscrew...>>

    ... @crp852 : Try a little harder...

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    crp852 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Steve:

    Thanks for the inspiration from that picture. Unfortunately, even when I use as much pressure as I can exert -- nothing. Except a pen that looks like this now..... I used various Vice-Grips/pliers, etc & all of them were covered when used. I think I'll take nnthemperor's advice....
     
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    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...Unfortunately, even when I use as much pressure as I can exert -- nothing...>>

    @crp852 : That's very strange! The nose-piece on my pen was tight, but it unscrewed easily with the aid of a rubber glove. I'm sorry that you ended up scarring your pen.

    <<...There Bamboo Smart ink is even a better option...>>

    ...I agree that the Bamboo pen is excellent and may feel / perform better for you. Whether you choose that or a used pen, good luck...
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Oops.. Different models. Note that one of them has a flat section next to the buttons.
     
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    crp852 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Looking back over the posts, a thought just hit me: unscrew in the opposite direction I've tried so far....I'll try that when I get home from work tonight.
     
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    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...a thought just hit me: unscrew in the opposite direction I've tried so far...>>

    ...At this point, there's no harm in trying, but all the pens that I have tried have a normal (not reversed) thread; that is, the nose piece unscrews just like a nut on a bolt.

    However, JoeS brings up a point; your photo shows a two-button pen, whereas every Surface Pen that I can recall only has one button; is it this pen...?

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0716LK55W/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2?psc=1
     
  9. crp852

    crp852 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    S3 pen.png No, it isn't that pen. Its the Microsoft-branded pen with the purple cap, from when the S3 & SP3 first came out:
     
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    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...Its the Microsoft-branded pen with the purple cap...>>

    ...Wow. I just sold my SP3 and didn't remember! Senior moment, for sure!!
     
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