Type Cover not working

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  1. Omaru73

    Omaru73 New Member

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    anyone have any news about keyboard?? how we can fix it up??
     
  2. hatuey

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    Hello,

    What happens to me:


    My Surface Pro 4 (SP4) has a video issue that make the screen to flick. Searching in the Microsoft site, I found that I should download/install Surface Diagnostic Tool.

    When running it, it ask to create a Restore Point, ok. It runs all the test/fixed.

    After this, the video stop flickering BUT the Type Cover stop working (it works in the UEFi!).

    My Windows is up-to-date (Windows version 1709).

    I followed many tips found around the internet (including this forum):

    - delete the drivers in the Device Manager, reset;
    - hard button shutdown;
    - hard button shutdown, two button (volume up + Power for 15 seconds) on;
    - turn off/on the Type Cover in the Device section of UEFI;
    - download the latest drivers from Microsoft site;
    - tried to Restore to a point created by the Surface Diagnostic Tool, but the restoration was unsuccessfully;
    - hard button shutdown, two button (volume up + Power for more than 15 seconds) to got the Recovery options. In this screen I selected to made a recovery from a restore point, but the SP complains that there isn't a restore point.

    Somewhere I read that this is a problem of the Firmware. As the Type Cover works in the UEFi, I found this very strange (my UEFi is 108.1926.769).

    Any ideas?

    Note 1: the SP is not commercially available in Brazil, so, nothing about Microsoft Stores.
    Note 2: I tried to talk to someone in the Microsoft Costume Support, but as the warranty of SP is off, I couldn't.
     
  3. Elmar

    Elmar New Member

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    It's the strangest and most annoying thing. Also a very expensive one. I have the exact combination of your problem. Screen stuck in portrait and a type cover that doesn't seem to work. However it works in the BIOS. Also when I reinstall a clean windows it gets back to landscape to turn to portrait after a while(+- 30min). Type cover still doesn't work after reinstalling windows (tried it twice)

    @microsoft the least you could do is admit your failure and take back surface pro devices with this problem. Its clearly a manufacturing problem. Show some loyalty to your customers if you want the same from us.
     
  4. Elmar

    Elmar New Member

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    News yet guys.... This problem still exists.
     
  5. Elmar

    Elmar New Member

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    I also have the same issue and tried all the above. For me in the uefi it also works. Straaaaange. Also my screen gets stuck in portrait after a while. Maybe theyre related. Microsoft you're testing my nerves...
     
  6. Binh

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    I take it no resolution has been made on this? I started having this issue about two weeks ago. Portrait mode works for me but the keyboard and touchpad doesn't. The back lighting seems to work and I also get full functionality in UEFI.
     

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