I found this very useful, and thought I'd post the information here in case anyone else is interested.
All credit goes to Bogdan Popa for this:
The lock screen is one of the great additions to Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, coming with a modern design that can also hold quite a plethora of useful...
I am experiencing a different problem. Occasionally when I boot my SP3, it will not detect my Logitech Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. I have to tell the SP3 to forget the devices, then pair again. I searched and have not been able to find a solution. Thanks in advance for any input.
It appeared to be what it was sold as; a nearly new SP3. The box didn't look quite pristine. Tech never questioned it. He immediately replaced it with a new device. No questions asked. Kudos to Microsoft!
All is now good. I decided to drive to Indianapolis and visit the Microsoft Store. Tech immediately replaced my device with a brand new one. Thanks to everyone who took the time to reply. It's much appreciated.
One thing makes me think it's not the charger: The SP3 will boot and operate fine when it's on the charger. But it's dead as a door nail if it's not plugged in. If the charger was bad, why would it operate OK when on the charger?
Just received 128gb unit today. Purchased used from Amazon Marketplace. I've encountered 2 problems.
1) charger had to be plugged in to boot. Red X on battery icon. After initial setup, I ran system updates. Rebooted several times, and checked again. Battery problem persists and unit will...