is the keyboard supposed to work immediately after being connected?

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  1. bilal

    bilal New Member

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    i recently bought a surface pro 3 but refused to buy the keyboard from the retail store because i found much cheaper ones on ebay. my keyboard arrived today but it doesnt seem to work unless im doing something wrong. i connect it and hear the surface pro recognizing it, but none of the buttons work. however the backlight lights up fine. am i suppose to change some settings to make it work?

    thanks
     
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    ctitanic Well-Known Member

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    Welcome aboard!
    You are not supposed to change anything.
     
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    Nope, it should just work. What shows up in Device Manager, under Keyboards? Should have "Surface Type Cover Filter Device" listed, I believe.
     
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    I click mine in, and in about two seconds it starts working.
     
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    kristalsoldier Well-Known Member

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    Yup...I click in mine and by the time I rest the SP3 back on the desk/ table etc., its ready to go. The attachment is meant to work seamlessly.
     
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    When I got my first surface I had a few problems with the keyboard but I think there was an issue with the connector being slightly warped, after leaving it connected overnight I didn't have any more problems.

    I just put my new SP3 Type Cover on my old Surface 2 and it took a few seconds after the first connect but after that... connect/disconnect/reconnect it works right away.

    Sounds defective, return it.
     
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    It should work after about 2 seconds.
     
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    thank you all for your quick responses. It started working after doing the updates. Thanks again.
     

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