I opened it and all the layers became visible. That metal layer sounded like lightning when I wiggled it.
That's all I have to show for now. Don't worry about me though; I have a Wacom 5 tablet in storage for a rainy day like this. It'll become my main drawing tablet now. I've always trusted Wacom. Their products last far longer than any other tablets I've tried. Let's have a moment of silence as my Intuos 3 goes off into oblivion after doing more than its fair share.