If a some people could spare a few minutes I'd like to ask you to check something for me. Go to control panel and bring up the page with your devices and printers. Right click on your type cover and perform the troubleshooting command. Does an error message appear stating that it's an old USB type and will not work with USB3? It goes on to say to plug it into a USB2 port and to try again. (I would have uploaded a pic but the message is all in Japanese). I'm wondering if this has anything to do with all the type cover woes I'm experiencing.