After trying the disk check and multiple updates there was no joy. Typically, the Surface Pro keyboard not working error is more likely to disappear after on Surface Pro 3 and on Surface Pro 4 laptops. These are meant to be springy and one or more can easily get stuck down without being readily evident. We strive to make the best quality products for our customers, and are glad that you love your keyboard. Press the power button as a normal shutdown.
Our favorite Surface accessories from Microsoft Every one of these valuable Surface accessories is Windows Central Approved and guaranteed to please. See if that fixes it. Have you taken it to Best Buy to see if the cover works with their display surfaces? That seems to work for some folks. You can also hit Update All button at the bottom right to automatically update all outdated or missing drivers on your computer this requires the — you will be prompted to upgrade when you click on Update All. A friend of mine decided she did not want her keyboard, so she gave it me…. None of them have this problem. Al Sacco Al Sacco is a managing editor of Mobile Nations who runs WindowsCentral.
These magnets can interfere with the magnets used to make the keyboard connection between the Surface and its type or touch cover. The keys are also sensitive to grit. Try to set a system restore point before installing a device driver. It is recommended that you choose to keep your files first and see if this resolves your problem. If we had to pick.
Now the big question: Is it worth it? It is lightweight, although it does compromise the portability of the Surface. Browse my computer for driver software 8. The keyboard cover for my Surface Pro does not work. So there is no problem with the keyboard since it works with the new account or with my surface. Test Your Keyboard: Your keyboard could be the problem.
You may want to create another user account on your Surface, log in as that user and see if the problem still exists. Backlight will randomly come back on with no contact or near contact from me. From this tab, open the properties of each associated device. Method 3: Update or reinstall your driver The keyboard of your Surface may fail to work if you are using the wrong keyboard driver or it is out of date. Sometimes i restart, which is irritating shutting down lots of programs, remembering which files to open again. Try hitting control and the F2 key repeatedly key to turn up the brigtness.
Choose either keeping your files or r emoving everything when resetting the device. Overall: I gave it a four because to me, almost no keyboard is perfect. But the Surface has a lot to offer touch screen fans as well. Offer valid from January 28, 2013 to January 1, 2020. And the other top row keys did nothing.
I am a big believer in logging in as Standard User to negate roughly 90% of threats to Windows. I am now only using the cover keyboard as just that: A cover for the surface. Right click on the hardware device you wish to update and choose Update Driver Software 3. After trying to install the keyboard to my Surface, it would not work. Especially while using this keyboard on the surface, its wonderful. So yeah, I have to have my other keyboard plugged in in order to use my Surface Keyboard.
Right-swipe for Charms, select the gear for Settings 3. I checked the keyboard settings and everything is off. The onscreen keyboard comes up every time I search via the Charms menu. This time I bring my comments back to 5 stars. Make sure they keyboard is disconnected when you do it. For Windows 10, you can also right click on the Start menu.
For example, one person reported that Microsoft support had her detach and reattach her keyboard 10 times in a row. I also navigate looking for other possible solutions, update software, uninstalled software, etc. If there is only one version shown, pick and install it 7. When asked about them, Microsoft had no comment on their function. Click Check for updates under the Windows Update category.
After a couple seconds you will see the keyboard flash. A substitute for the missing Print Screen key Another key that gets a lot of work on my keyboards is Print Screen, but the abbreviated Touch Cover keyboard that attaches to the Surface lacks that key. Try the fixes in this post: That may resolve the mystery of the missing happy face. They also asked me to check to see if the same thing happened with the on-screen keyboard or if it was just with the cover keyboard — it was just the cover. It may be worth a try. On our battery rundown test, the Surface Pro lasted 4 hours 58 minutes, neatly boxed out by the Acer W700-6465 6:34 , but that's because the latter has a bit more space for battery capacity. You can manipulate the cursor like any mouse.