Type Cover 2 pops off when folded back

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  1. MrPhilicorda

    MrPhilicorda New Member

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    I have a Surface Pro 2 with the Type Cover 2. When I want to use it as a tablet and fold the Type Cover back 180 degrees, it always pops off. It seems the "hinge" part of the cover is too stiff and the magnetic latch system isn't strong enough keep it properly secured while folded back.

    Do your Type Covers pop off when folded back?

    I'm thinking the "hinge" on the type cover might soften eventually eliminating the problem, but as it is now it's a bit annoying.
     
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    Not sure how old yours is, but the get less stiff with age. When you first start using them, they're very stiff -- but get limper with time. If that's not the case, you should exchange it as that isn't the norm.
     
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    I've had mine since launch (so Oct ish) and still find it very stiff to fold back, but I hardly ever even attempt to fold it back, so that could be why :p
     
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    I also have mine since launch and it folds back without any issues.
     
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    Another option is to remove the keyboard entirely, turn it around, and reattach so the keys are against the back of the Surface; many people do this because they don't want to feel the keys while holding the tablet (especially a Type, less so with a Touch cover).
     
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    Thanks for your replies. Mine is pretty new actually, had it for less than two weeks I think. So maybe I just keep folding it back and eventually it'll soften!

    I don't mind feeling the keys on the back, I had a Yoga 13 so I'm used to that. :)
     
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    Both my SP2 and Type 2 cover are less than a week old. I've only had the Type cover pop off once when folding it back. Oion's suggestion to fully remove it and flip it around hadn't occurred to me (yet). I dislike the feeling of the keys on the back of the Surface when I have the cover folded over, so I'll be giving that a try.
     
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    It's true, just ask my girlfriend...
     
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    jnjroach Administrator Staff Member

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    Ouch....so unlike the Burmese Stallion from last night's Top Gear? ;)
     
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    ...was wondering when someone would take that and run with it... ;-)
     
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    That sounds painful!

    Jeff, the 5th leg was indeed, imposing [​IMG] Jeremy looked slightly oversized on that thing... and 509 less horse power than he's used to!
     
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    I've had mine since December and it pops off sometimes. It's usually due to it already being folded back and pulling upward on the keyboard and detaching it. But it normally doesn't happen. But it is rather stiff in the beginning. Just give it some time.
     

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