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How to install C-PEN Core on MAC

 

 

 

 

Bluetooth connection problem on MAC

If you experience Bluetooth connection problem on MAC, please check THIS article for advice.

History shows that an SMC reset may also be required even though the article does not specifically mention Bluetooth.

How to identify USB connction on MAC

To check if there is a physical connection for TS1.

This is done viewing the System Report.

  1. Click on the Apple logo in the upper left corner then select About This MAC.
  2. Select System Report.
  3. In the under Hardware section, click on USB.
  4. Expand the USB Device Tree and locate C-Pen TS1.
If C-Pen TS1 exist, then the physical connection is OK.
If the C-Pen TS1 does not exist there is a physical connection problem. Try to connect the TS1 to another USB port and/or test it on another computer to verify it. 
NOTE: System Report\Hardware\USB list will have to be refreshed at each new connection. Exit it an re-enter the USB Device Tree list.
 
Assuming that the C-Pen TS1 does exist in the USB Device Tree, then the problem is caused by software.
  1. One thing to check is the VDCAssistant. If it is running, kill it. To do this, open Terminal and run command sudo killall VDCAssistant (provide password when prompted). Check this article for more details if required.
  2. Make an SMC Reset.

 

Please also see this Apple article: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202875


Does the pen(s) work with USB-C?

USB-C is a physical specification compatible with the earlier protocols used by the various C-PEN models.
A USB-C to USB-A adapter is however required.

How to uninstall C-PEN Core on MAC

When C-PEN Core is installed, an Uninstaller is also copied to your Home directory. Open Finder, click GO in the menu and select Home and you will find the uninstaller.

Double click to run it, select to remove all files when prompted.

 

If the uninstaller is nowhere to be found, C-PEN Core can be uninstalled manually.

See this video for files to be erased.


Find ~/Library/Application Support folder

With every scan, the scan image is stored in the Application Support folder. If required, see below video for information how to find the folder.

Note that Library is a hidden folder.


Find Library/Input Method folder

C-PEN Core app is located in the Input Method folder. If required, see below how to locate.


MAC OSX High Sierra (10.13)

There is a connectivity issue with C-PEN Core for MAC / TS1 / MAC OSX High Sierra.

The problem is that unlike previous versions of OSX the operating system allocates the TS1 device if it is connected prior to C-PEN Core starting up. Whether this is a bug or a feature in High Sierra is yet to be established – but it is reported to Apple.

Work-around:

  1. Disconnect and reconnect the TS1.
  2. If that still doesn’t get the TS1 properly connected, then make sure C-PEN Core is started (the floating icon being visible). If not, start Finder, Go to folder /Library/Input Method and manually start C-Pen Core (see video below).

This should force OSX to release the TS1 allocation and allow it to connect to C-PEN Core.

You may also try THIS C-PEN Core update which includes a workaround that is likely to fix the problem. If you try it, please report back to us HERE.
 
 


C-PEN Core software (MAC OSX)

C-PEN Core for MAC OSX 10.9-10.13

Compatibility

C-PEN Core for MAC OSX 10.6-10.8

Compatibility

 


 

To update:

  1. Go to System Preferences\C-PEN Core settings and un-check the Enable Input Method checkbox.
  2. Run the new installer.
  3. Reboot.

 

User guide: User guide (C-PEN Core for TS1)


Software downloads for discontinued products (Windows & MAC)

C-Pen 20 + 3.0:

C-Pen 3.5:

C-Pen 10:

C-Pen 200/600/800:

C-PEN TS/X: