type cover

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    Surface pro 4 USB Port, Type Cover stopped working after Win - Update

    A friend of mine sold me a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 i7 16G RAM 512GB SSD cheap because it stopped partly working after he was updating to the lastest firmware. The USB Port and Type Cover is working normally when booting into the UEFI, it stops working after booting into Windows. What I tried...
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    Non responsive F5 (Volume Down) key on black Type Cover

    Worked on and off recently. Cleaned it with an alcohol swab and it worked for awhile. Now not working at all. Likely problem? Are they easy to remove and replace? Attached to my Black Surface Pro 6.
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    Question mark key not working on type cover

    A couple weeks ago the question mark key on my surface pro 4's type cover has stopped working. As far as I can see all other keys are working and I cannot find concrete advice on how to fix it and the problem is persisting. I have tried removing the type cover and checking if there is any dust...
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    Type Cover Not Responding

    When Sp4 has been left idle, the Type Cover will stop working. However, you can still use the touch screen. To fix this, you must remove Type Cover and re-attach and it'll work. This has been tested on three different Surface Type Covers so must be a device issue. I've updated HID Keyboard...
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    Surface RT Type Cover not working and other issues

    Ugh! I bought this 1st Gen Surface Rt off of Craigslist last month. I thought $60 was a great deal because it was the 64GB model and included a type cover (with the actual keys) and a case too. I got it home and charged it up because the battery was dead. Got busy and let it sit for a week...
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    Typecovers compatible with SP2 Pro?

    Hi, I still have my SP2 Pro going strong from 2013 but the original touchpad cover is starting to go. Which typecovers are still compatible with the SP2 Pro? I am not worried about being slightly bigger than the tablet itself just that the connection is the same. Would an SP3 or 4 typecover...
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    Surface pro 3 typecover not working

    Hi Everyone, My surface pro 3 type cover isnt working the tablet works perfectly fine, i know its quite a common issue, but the common solutions dint work for me so had to start a new thread here are few things i tried: 1. Forced reset (volume up and power button trick) 2. wiped connector...
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    Type Touch Covers Bricked from updates, firmware

    BIG PROBLEM across all Surfaces. In my recent months of troubleshooting, I've found many others recently having this same issue. It seems to apply to Surface Pro 1/2/3/4 and possibly the latest models. This link is just one example of the complaints: Surface Pro 4 Jul 2017 Update - Type Cover...
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    Right Click on Type Cover Touchpad not Working

    Hi all, this is going to sound really odd but any help would be much appreciated. A user at my place of work uses a trackball mouse with her SP4, as well as the touchpad on her type cover at times. We used 'X Mouse Button Control' to configure the trackball mouse and at first, this worked...
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    Type Cover Won't Light Up?

    My SP Type Cover won't light up. I've pressed F2 over and over, trying it with the Function key switched both on and off. I've looked through the settings but I'm failing to find anything. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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    Solved I've Lost My On-Screen Keyboard

    I just un-docked my SP4 to use it as a tablet device and couldn't find the on screen keyboard. It usually pops up automatically when I want to type something, and if it doesn't, there's always been a keyboard icon on the right-hand side of the taskbar that would bring it up. Any ideas where it's...
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    Its been few years, any way to keep backlight always on?

    The SP4 and generally the Type Cover is out for a few years now. I have seen many threads about this with no answers... Am I missing something? How comes not enough people care that MSFT is not fixing it? Perhaps there is some custom firmware to make the type cover keep the backlight always on...
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    Surface Type Cover not recognized, likely due to a driver issue

    hi all, i have a surface pro 3 with a type cover 4 (i got the surface pro4 type cover) running windows 10 and the type cover is no longer being recognized out of the blue. I have tried many troubleshooting methods, but none have worked so far. I opened device manager and i noticed the only...
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    Type Cover problems: Ghost keystrokes

    A few days ago, Type Cover on my SP4 developed a strange and annoying issue: - some key strokes result in two letters popping up on the screen; for instance, pressing on 'i' key results in typing 'io', pressing on 'o' key results in typing 'oi'; there are other pairs, and not all are...
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    Type Cover (1) isn't working

    My Type cover isn't working (I have no backlight so I guess I have the first version) At first when it stopped working correctly it sometimes worked when it had a certain angle between the keyboard and the screen. Now I can't seem to find this "hotspot". I read this could be caused by a bad...
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    Surface RT with surface pro 3 type cover possible?

    Hii there, I've got a question. I'm got an old surface 2 RT but it works fine and I love it. Now I want to buy a surface pro 3 type cover, but is it possible to connect a surface pro 3 type cover on the surface 2 RT? I would like to hear the answer, Kind regards, Harm
  17. Windywave

    Where is this sound coming from?

    The strangest sound effect is given by my SP4 when typing on the [amazing] key cover. It is a sort of crescendo "squeek" and occurs when I hit the caps key. I can find no reference to it either generally on the web, or on this forum. It is not really a problem unless I'm in a quiet environment...
  18. Windywave

    Changing Surface Type Cover Touchpad Options

    In order to type more efficiently I frequently turn off the touchpad on my SP4 using the standard "Windows+I>Devices>Mouse & touchpad>Touchpad On/Off Switch" action. (This, frankly, is due to my sloppy hands which will drag across the touchpad relocating the cursor and requiring significant...
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    FS: Surface Pro 4 Type Cover (Red)

    Used since Jan. 2016. Selling it for $70. Shipping included up to $4. Prefer U.S. residence, but can ship to Canada (you pay extra). Paypal only.
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    Home & End Keys Problem

    After experimenting with using CAPS to toggle the Fn key between icon tasks (like brightness and mute) and function tasks (like F1, F2), something went haywire with my Home and End keys on my Type Cover. I tried a System Restore, but it didn't solve it. For example, in Word 2013 the Home key...