keyboard cover needs restart to work

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  1. absresin

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    Not a big thing but a pain. Keyboard cover won't type password without restart of SP3. Cover is one from Microsoft with pen holder attached. I always shut down SP3 in settings. Thanks
     
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    Sorry about this trouble, @absresin

    Is this problem new on your SP3?
    What OS?
    Do you have a friend with a Type Cover? If so, borrow it for a moment, and see if the problem is your computer or the cover.
     
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    windows 10. My second SP3 did same thing on first one. Once in a great while, maybe 1 in 20 it will work fine..
     
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    Check the tiny contacts on your type cover magnetic connection. Some debris or oily residue builds up on it.

    Whenever your clean your screen, clean those contacts too.
     

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