1. owensch1's Avatar
    I've had my note 8 for 8 months and have used it religiously almost everyday. I use the stylus the majority of the time. It's not responding like it used to and I don't know why. Do these things have batteries and can they be replaced? I don't know what the problem is!

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    11-06-2013 01:43 PM
  2. roguetrader's Avatar
    Have you tried replacing the 'nib' of the S Pen? It's probably worn out. A packet of spare nibs, with the extraction tool, should have been included in the box when you received your Note.

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    11-06-2013 01:55 PM
  3. owensch1's Avatar
    It does look worn, but I can't remember extra parts......I probably threw them away!

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    11-06-2013 02:16 PM
  4. Manky Boy's Avatar
    Have you tried replacing the 'nib' of the S Pen? It's probably worn out. A packet of spare nibs, with the extraction tool, should have been included in the box when you received your Note.

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    Mine definately didnt come with spares, are they all meant to?

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    11-07-2013 03:09 AM
  5. roguetrader's Avatar
    Yes, they are all supposed to come with spare nibs. When they're worn out it does affect performance a great deal. Not sure where you are, I'm in the UK & they are relatively easy to find on the internet. If you do a quick search for Samsung note accessories I'm sure you'll find some. It might be a good idea to invest in a spare pen. I have one which is more like a conventional pen, and has an eraser on the top, really useful so you don't have to toggle the eraser when you want to get rid of something. I also have a Bluetooth S pen HMS1500 which you can connect your 3g tablet & phone to, you can then make and receive calls just like any other Bluetooth device (that's if you don't feel silly holding a pen to your ear & talking into it) I use this all the time - I can leave my phone or tablet on the desk & just have a pen in my pocket.
    There are several YouTube videos on how to change the nibs - look out for it with the 10.1 if you can't find it for your model.
    Good luck!

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    11-07-2013 07:07 AM
  6. owensch1's Avatar
    This really sucks that it won't work. I have to push down very hard for it to work. It's not worth it do I'm back to using my finger and that sucks!!! Guess I'll be looking for parts soon.

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    11-07-2013 07:21 AM
  7. Bangkok Hound's Avatar
    roguetrader, do you actually own a Note 8? The tip of the Note 8's S-pen is NOT replaceable. owensch1, you'll have to buy a new pen. I've seen them for sale on ebay.
    11-07-2013 07:54 AM
  8. roguetrader's Avatar
    No, I don't - I have a 10.1 I assumed (obviously wrongly) that the S pen is universal. The tip is bound to wear out with friction though & so it would seem sensible to have spares available.

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    11-07-2013 08:33 AM
  9. roguetrader's Avatar
    Regarding your previous post - the Galaxy Note 8 s pen functionality is exactly the same as the Note 2, 10.1 and Note 3. ALL have interchangeable nibs. It seems odd the 8 should be any different. Best Buy, Amazon & Staples all sell replacement pens for the Note 8, and all have interchangeable nibs (black rubber & white plastic).

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    11-07-2013 09:00 AM
  10. roguetrader's Avatar
    OK - to clear up the matter - checked with Samsung directly, the nibs on the Note 8 absolutely can be changed, and should be when worn out. It's the same as all of the Note range. There is also some info on XDA developers regarding a recent update to JB 4.2 which has in some cases affected pen functionality, although as you say yours is worn, it probably needs replacement. Good luck.

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    11-07-2013 10:02 AM
  11. roguetrader's Avatar
    Search for spares!

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    11-07-2013 10:03 AM
  12. owensch1's Avatar
    I didn't think it was worn THAT bad actually. I also just have 4.1.2. So I gotta buy another damn pen??

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    11-07-2013 01:06 PM
  13. owensch1's Avatar
    Rougetrader, where do I get replacement nibs from? Samsung directly? I'm pretty upset that less than a year of owning it, I have to replace the pen. I seriously use the pen 95% of the time.

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    11-07-2013 01:08 PM
  14. roguetrader's Avatar
    Hi there - you don't have to replace the pen itself. This video shows you how it's done. Where are you located? That will determine where you can get them. Let me know & I'll have a look around for you.

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    11-07-2013 02:31 PM
  15. owensch1's Avatar
    I'm in Michigan.

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    11-07-2013 03:42 PM
  16. roguetrader's Avatar
    http://m.ebay.com/itm/181249428111 These I just found on E-Bay $6.99 Did you watch the video?
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    11-07-2013 05:02 PM
  17. owensch1's Avatar
    I haven't had a chance yet

    "All I wanna do is a boom boom boom and a zoom zoom zoom"
    11-08-2013 04:18 PM
  18. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Mine definately didnt come with spares, are they all meant to?

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    Neither my LTE or WiFi Notes came with spare nibs like my '14 Note 10.1 did. You may just need to get a new stylus unless extra nibs are very easily obtainable.


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    11-08-2013 05:44 PM
  19. Bangkok Hound's Avatar
    So has anyone found where one might purchase extra Note 8 tips? When I bought my Note 8, I was told that they were not replaceable. This thread is the first I've heard otherwise.
    11-08-2013 08:56 PM
  20. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I have a sneaking suspicion that the same nibs that work in the '12 Note 10.1 would work in the Note 8.0. The nibs seem challenging to find. Replacing the S-Pen altogether seems easier, but, of course, at a higher cost, I'm sure.

    EDIT:

    I JUST REALIZED I HAVE SOME FROM WHEN I HAD A 2012 NOTE 10.1. I'D BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO DROP THEM IN AN EVELOPE AND SEND THEM TO YOU. Just PM me if you're interested.
    11-09-2013 06:04 AM
  21. roguetrader's Avatar
    The S. PEN nibs are the same for all models. I have already posted a link to an e-bay seller above.

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    11-09-2013 07:34 AM
  22. Haalcyon's Avatar
    The S. PEN nibs are the same for all models. I have already posted a link to an e-bay seller above.

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    The new Note 3 and Note 10.1 absolutely use different nibs than the earlier models. I can post photos of the different nibs if you think it'd be helpful.
    11-09-2013 08:19 AM
  23. Bangkok Hound's Avatar
    Has anyone actually pulled a nib out of a Note 8 pen using the tweezer method and then replaced it? I've also read on other threads that the nibs are not replaceable on the original Note and Note 2. Can anyone confirm or refute this?
    11-09-2013 07:14 PM

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