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ThinkPad Tablet 2 and Helix Pen calibration procedure



This Tip contains the procedure for calibration or re-calibration of the ThinkPad Tablet 2 (0A33899)  and ThinkPad Helix Pen (0A33910) input.


Affected Configurations

The above symptom is associated with, but not limited to, the following systems:

  • ThinkPad Tablet 2
  • ThinkPad Helix

Affected Systems (machine types, model types):

  • Thinkpad Tablet 2and Helix  with Pen input capability

System is configured with:

  • ThinkPad Tablet 2 and Helix with Microsoft Windows 8
Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows 8

To calibrate the ThinkPad Tablet 2 and Helix Pen input, perform the following steps:

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Open Tablet PC Settings.
  3. Open Calibrate as shown in Figure 1 below.
  4. Select Pen Input.
  5. Using the Calibration screen, position the pen so the pen tip is directly over the indicated area as shown in Figures 2, 3, and 4 below.
  6. Continue pen touches until all corners are met.
  7. Save calibration data as indicated.

    Figure 1.

    Figure 2.

    Figure 3.

    Figure 4.


Additional Information

The tablet should be laid on a flat surface prior to calibration. The pen should be held as vertical as possible during calibration.

Once the Tablet is calibrated, there will be an offset when the pen approaches any edge of the Tablet 2. 

For Helix, this requires that the display unit be detached from the keyboard base.

This is working as designed.

Note: Microsoft Windows 8 Pen calibration tool runs in Landscape mode only. For more information, go to: Microsoft Windows 8 Touch and Pen calibration tool runs in Landscape mode only.


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  • Alias ID: SF13-T0028
  • Document ID: HT076926
  • Last Updated :6/17/2014
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