Wacom Tablet: No Device Connected error in Windows 10/11 Fix

Wacom tablet users quite often come across this issue, where they see an error message “No device connected” on their Wacom Desktop Center. You may experience this error when your PC fails to identify and discover the Wacom tablet. This is a common issue with Wacom tablet users and sometimes it can be fixed by simply plugging your device to the correct port. So, you can change the ports and see if it’s working. Just make sure that the cable is connected in the correct manner and is working properly. It can can be fixed by reinstalling or rolling back drivers, or by fixing some hardware problems. We have compiled some possible solutions for the Wacom tablet’s “No device connected” issue. Let’s see how to fix it.


Method 1: By Restarting the Wacom Service


Step 1: Press the Win + R keys together on your keyboard to open the Run command box.

Step 2: In the Run command search field, type services.msc and hit Enter.


Run Command Services.msc Enter


Step 3: This will open the Service manager. In the Services window, go to the right side and look for Wacom Professional Service or TabletServiceWacom.

Right-click on it and select Restart.


Services Name Restart


Now, try connecting your Wacom tablet and you should not see the error again.

Method 4: By Disabling Driver Signature Enforcement Feature


Step 1: Right-click on Start menu and select Settings.


Start Right Click Settings


Step 2: In the Settings app, select Update & Security.


Settings Update & Security


Step 3: In the next window, go the left side of the pane and click on Recovery.


Settings Update & Security Recovery


Step 4: Now, go to the right side of the window and under the Advanced start-up section, click on Restart now.


Settings Recovery Advanced Startup Restart Now


Step 5: It will restart your PC and take you to the Choose an option screen.

Here, select Troubleshoot.


Choose And Option Troubleshoot



Step 6: Now, in the Troubleshoot screen, click on Advanced options.


Troubleshoot Reset This Pc Advanced Options Startup Repair 1



Step 7: Once you have reached the Advanced Boot Options screen, click on Startup Settings.


Startup Settings


Step 8: Next, click on Restart.

As the system restarts, select the 7th option – Disable driver signature enforcement.


Startup Settings Disable Driver Signature Enforcement


Step 3: As Windows restarts, right-click on Start menu and select Device Manager.


Start Right Click Device Manager


Step 4: In the Device Manager window, expand the Human Interface Devices, right-click on the device with an yellow triangle or exclamation mark next to it and select Update driver.


Device Manager Human Interface Devices Wacom Tablet Right Click Update Driver


Step 5: Now, follow the on-screen instructions to complete installing the driver. Restart your PC and repeat the process for any other related device with an exclamation mark next to it.


The Error 52 and the “No Device Connected” issue should be gone now.


Method 2: Update/Re-install Wacom Drivers


Step 1: Right-click on Start menu and select Run to open the Run command window.


Start Right Click Run


Step 2: Now, type devmgmt.msc in the Run command search box and hit Enter to open the Device Manager window.


Run Command Devmgmt.msc Enter


Step 3: In the Device Manager window, expand the Human Interface Devices section.

Right-click on your Wacom Tablet device and select Uninstall device.


Device Manager Human Interface Devices Expand Uninstall Device


Step 4: In the Uninstall Device prompt, press the Uninstall button to confirm the action.


Step 5: Now, press the Win + R hotkey on your keyboard to open the Run command box.


Step 6: Now, type appwiz.cpl in the Run command search field and press Enter to open the Programs and Features window in the Control Panel.


Run Command Appwiz.cpl Enter


Step 7: In the Programs and Features window, go to the right side of the pane and under Uninstall or change a program, find an application related to Wacom.

Make sure that you remove WebTablet FB Plugin 32 Bit and WebTablet FB Plugin 64 Bit.

Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.


*Note – If these applications are uninstalled properly, the C:\Program Files\tabletplugins\WacomIE.dll path should not exists anymore. However, still go to the File Explorer (press Win + E shortcut key) to double-check that the WacomIE.dll file has been completely removed from the C:\Program Files\tabletplugins path.


Programs And Features Uninstall Or Change A Program Find Wacom Application Right Click Uninstall


Repeat this for all or any application related to Wacom. Once all the related applications are uninstalled, move to the next step.


Step 8: Right-click on Start and select Run.


Start Right Click Run


Step 9: Write cmd in the Run command search field and press the Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys together on your  keyboard to open Command Prompt in elevated mode.


Run Command Cmd Ctrl + Shift + Enter


Step 10: Copy and paste the below command in the Command Prompt (admin) window and hit Enter:


mklink /j “C:\Program Files\Tablet” “C:\Program Files\Tablet”


*Note – in our case, the the default location for Program files is C drive, however, the location may differ for you, so simply replace the highlighted part with whatever drive is in your case.


Step 11: Now, visit the Walcom official website, download the latest drivers and save them to your preferred location.

Step 12: Now, press the Win + R keys together again on your keyboard to open the Run command search box.

In the Run command window, type devmgmt.msc and press OK.


Run Command Devmgmt.msc Ok


Step 13: This will open the Device Manager window. Here, go to the Human Interface Devices section and expand it.

Now, look for the Wacom Tablet device in the list, right-click on it and select Update driver.


Device Manager Human Interface Devices Wacom Tablet Right Click Update Driver


Step 14: Next, in the Update Drivers window that pops up, select the Browse my computers for drivers option.


Update Drivers Browse My Computer For Drivers


Step 15: Now, browse to the location where you saved the downloaded latest drivers as shown in Step 11. Install them.

Now, restart your Wacom device and connect it again with your system. It should start working now.


*Note – Alternatively,  you cam delete the tablet.dat and pen_tablet.dat files from anywhere on the hard disk. Here’s how to delete the files:


1. Press Win + E keys together on your keyboard to open the File Explorer.

Now, go to the View tab, click on the Show/hide option and check the box next to Hidden items to unveil any hidden files or folders.


File Explorer View Show Or Hide Hidden Items Check


2. Now, check for any Wacom files ending with tablet.dat and pen_tablet.dat, and delete them

3. Also check for wintab file in WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 and WINDOWS\SysWOW64 folders and remove them.


You can now proceed to update the driver through Device Manager as shown in Step 13 above.



Method 3: By Reinstalling the Visual C++ Redistributable Packages


Step 1: Click on the Microsoft’s official download link below to download and install the Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015:




Click on the Download button to start downloading the packages.


Microsoft Official Link For Visual C++ Redistributable For Visual Studio 2015 Download


Step 2: Next, under Choose the download you want, select the .exe file based on your system architecture (32 bit or 64 bit).

*Note – to find out if your Windows 10 PC is 32 bit or 64 bit, refer to this article.


Download He .exe File Based On Your System Architecture


Step 3: Once the file is downloaded, save it in your preferred location.

Once the installation is over, reboot your PC and the problem should be resolved now.