Stylus

Insert batteries

The stylus uses one AAAA battery and two SR527SW coin batteries.

Unscrew the end of the stylus to reveal the battery compartment.

Put the AAAA battery and put it positive end down into the compartment. Ensure you put the battery in the correct way. If the battery is round the wrong way it will break the stylus.

Image showing the end of the stylus removed and battery being inserted into the barrel

Take the end piece of the stylus and remove the small spring, keep this safe.

Unscrew the silver cap.

Image showing the spring removed and the silver cap unscrewed

Place the 2 small coin batteries into the small silver cap with the positive (+) sign facing up. Ensure you put the battery in the correct way. If the battery is round the wrong way it will break the stylus.

Coin batteries in the small silver cap

Screw the silver cap back onto the end piece of the stylus and replace the spring.

Cap replaced onto stylus end-piece

Screw the end piece back onto the stylus.

Attach stylus to laptop

Loop the lanyard provided through the end of the stylus, and loop it back on itself to secure it.

Loop the other end through the top right slot at the top of the laptop screen and loop the stylus through to secure the other end. 

It is important you use this lanyard as although the stylus are magnetic to the side of the laptop, they can easily be knocked off and lost if using out and about.

Image showing the lanyard looped through the end of the stylus and the corner of the device

Activate the stylus

To activate the stylus, hold the button at the top of the stylus down for 10 seconds.

The light should flash as the stylus pairs with the device. The light will go off when it has paired.

Image showing the end of the stylus being pressed and the light on

Stylus not working

Batteries

The AAAA battery provides power for the tip and the barrel buttons. The coin batteries provide power for Bluetooth functionality and top button quick-launch features.

If the stylus stops working, you can change the AAAA batteries in the first instance, you don’t necessarily need to swap the coin battery SR527SW as well. If the Bluetooth stops working then you can change the coin batteries.

You will need to follow your usual departmental ordering procedures to purchase new batteries. These are not available via IT.

Bluetooth

Your stylus should work straight away, however if Bluetooth isn't activated on the laptop then it will not work.

To activate Bluetooth, click the arrow on the task bar then click the Bluetooth icon.

Image showing location of the Bluetooth option on the device

A list of options will display, click Show Bluetooth Devices. Your stylus should be displayed.

If you can't see your Stylus then click Add a Device and follow the instructions on the screen.

Further help

Dell Stylus manual