If your Surface Pro keyboard is not working, there are a few troubleshooting steps you can perform. These steps include resetting the Surface Pro keyboard, cleaning the connectors, disabling and reenabling the Type Cover in the UEFI, and turning the computer off and on again.
Resetting the Surface Pro keyboard
If the keyboard on your Surface Pro has stopped working, you can reset it to restore functionality. In many cases, the problem can be caused by a damaged keyboard or by dust or other objects blocking the connection between the keyboard and the computer. In some cases, this problem can occur after the keyboard has been used for a long time without cleaning.
To fix this problem, you need to first clean the connectors. If the problem persists, you can turn the computer on and reconnect the keyboard to the computer. If you still have the same problem, the problem could be caused by faulty files or configurations. Resetting the Surface can clear these files and configurations. To do this, go to Windows settings and select Recovery.
Once you have completed the steps, the keyboard should work again. Resetting the Surface Pro will remove all the recently installed software and apps. This will not affect your personal files. Once this is done, you should have a functioning Surface Pro. If you cannot connect to the Internet, you can restart it by pressing and holding the power button for 10 seconds. This should fix minor issues and make the device functional again.
If the Surface Pro keyboard isn’t working, try resetting the PC with the help of a USB drive. It will start again with a Microsoft logo. After the reboot, you will be asked for the recovery key. Tap OK to proceed. This method may not work if the hardware is corrupted or the operating system is not installed properly.
Cleaning the keyboard connectors
To clean the Surface Pro keyboard connectors, detach it from your computer. Use a cotton swab and isopropyl alcohol to wipe the contacts clean. Make sure to clean all sides of the connectors. Once the connectors are clean, replace the type cover and attach it back to the Surface. You can then find the ease of access settings in the taskbar.
If the issue persists, contact Microsoft support for assistance. It is possible that the Surface keyboard is out-of-date and has the wrong keyboard driver installed. Alternatively, you may be experiencing this problem because of dirt, dust, or debris accumulating on the keyboard connectors. If you follow these steps, you can resolve the problem and keep your Surface keyboard running smoothly.
The Surface Pro keyboard connectors are held in place by a magnet. To clean them, you can either use a q-tip or alcohol. After cleaning the connectors, wait for two to three minutes, and then reconnect the keyboard. After connecting the keyboard, make sure that the Surface is secure in the case. It can slip out of place if it is not in a snug fit.
To clean the connectors of the Surface pro keyboard, first unplug the computer. Then, you can use a butter knife or keycap puller to remove the keycaps. You can also use a lint-free cloth that is dampened with water. After cleaning, you can reassemble the Surface pro keyboard using the keycaps.
Cleaning the Surface Pro keyboard connectors is essential if the keyboard is not functioning properly. If you can’t fix this problem with the Surface Pro tablet, you can connect it to the keyboard again.
Disabling and reenabling the Type Cover in UEFI
When you find that the Type Cover isn’t working on your Surface Pro, you can resolve the problem by disabling and reenabling it in UEFI. However, you must ensure that you have administrator privileges in order to perform this operation. You should also ensure that the keyboard is connected before trying this option.
To do this, you must first open the Settings app. Then, select the Update & Security section. The Advanced startup section will be displayed. Find the Advanced startup section and click the Restart now button. Once you have done this, you can see whether the keyboard is enabled or disabled.
If you still cannot use the Type Cover, you can try updating the Firmware of the Surface Pro 4 keyboard. This will fix the issue and ensure that the keyboard is properly configured. After this, you can try installing the latest drivers for the Surface Pro 4 keyboard.
If the issue persists, you can also try booting from a USB or SD Card. This will help the Surface boot. However, this procedure can cause an ugly bright red background to appear during booting. However, you must keep in mind that disabling the Type Cover could affect the BitLocker encryption of the device. In order to prevent this, you need to suspend the protection of the BitLocker before disabling it. If you are unsure, you can consult Microsoft’s troubleshooting guide.
If you still can’t find the Setup key, you can enable function keys manually. Most laptops have a dedicated shortcut key for this, like FN+F1. If the shortcut key doesn’t work for you, try pressing the FN+F11 shortcut key to disable function keys and restore them to working order.
Turning the Surface Pro off and on again
If your Surface Pro freezes or refuses to shut down, there are a few steps you can take to force shut down and restart the device. Firstly, shut down the Surface by pressing and holding the power button on the bottom right of the device for about 15 seconds, and then release. This will force the device to shut down and restart, which will solve the problem. Your Surface will be slower than normal, and you’ll find it takes longer to use Windows applications like Task Manager and Microsoft Windows search.
If this still doesn’t work, try pressing the power button and volume up buttons at the same time for 15 seconds. If that doesn’t work, try removing any external devices from the Surface. If it still does not boot, submit a service request with Microsoft. To contact a Microsoft representative, visit a Microsoft store or visit their website and chat with a live representative.
Another solution is to charge the device completely. If the battery is low, the device may not turn on. Try to charge the device for at least 30 minutes. Once it’s fully charged, try turning it on again. While this isn’t an ideal solution, it may help improve your Surface’s battery life and allow you to install any updates you need.
If you can’t turn the Surface Pro off or on again, it’s probably a battery problem. If you’ve tried holding the power button for 10 seconds and still can’t wake up, the device’s battery is running out of power. Changing the battery’s voltage is also one possible fix.