Type Cover mouse pad randomly stops working?

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  1. spinachpie

    spinachpie Member

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    I am typing through my type cover right now, but this is the second time the mouse cursor and trackpad have just disappeared and/or stopped working.

    Faulty type cover or is this to be expected?
     
  2. Liam2349

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    This literally just happened to me. Sorry, not aware of a fix. Try checking for Windows updates with the cover attached.
     
  3. dniezby

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    I don't think it's a problem with the type cover.

    I think it's an issue with memory.

    I'm no computer wizard so don't quote me. I think the buffer or cache or whatever is full and it takes a moment to clear it out.

    I've only had this happen to me when I have a lot of programs open. It freezes up a few or even vanishes then returns and works fine.

    I "think" this is the case. Similar to when playing a video game on X-Box or PS4...Game may lag a moment while it saves or moves data around.

    Just a thought...
     
  4. Mikewired

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    It has happened to me a few times. I pulled it loose and reattached.
     
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    Happened to me a couple times as well. Simply pulled the keyboard off and reattached, 10 second deal.
     
  6. spinachpie

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    Thanks for the responses.

    It has just happened again to me and I only have my browser open.

    Tried re-attaching and still no cursor.
     
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    I've experienced this as well, although only twice in the two months I've had this device. Both times I rebooted the machine to fix the issue. It's not a deal-breaker, but annoying nonetheless.
     
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    It happened to be yesterday. I detached and re-attached the keyboard and it worked again. I hope it doesn't happen often!
     
  9. Mikewired

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    Now mine has done it twice yesterday. Alt tab still worked but track pad and opther functions did not. I don't know what is causing it.
     
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    I have the same problem here on Surface Pro 2.
    I had the problems a few times over severals weeks, but now it's happening all the time.
    If I unplug the keyboard and plug it again, the mousepad will work for a minute or two and then stop working or act as if I was using two fingers even if I use only one... Taps and click are also unusable...
    I'm Still trying to figure out what's going on...
     
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    Honestly, I think the SP2 trackpad just does this.
     
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    It happened with me today.... I just turn off the screen and turn on again (using the power button) Problems solved!! heheheheheheh
     

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