Windows 10: Surface Pro 6 erratically disables attached type cover and displays keyboard icon in system...

Discus and support Surface Pro 6 erratically disables attached type cover and displays keyboard icon in system... in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; Recently I started facing a weird issue. Whenever I try to use type cover (keyboard) a keyboard icon flashes momentarily in a system tray and then it... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by AmitDhavalikar, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. Surface Pro 6 erratically disables attached type cover and displays keyboard icon in system...


    Recently I started facing a weird issue. Whenever I try to use type cover (keyboard) a keyboard icon flashes momentarily in a system tray and then it is enabled. Every time after leaving keyboard idle for a minute I encounter this issue. When I start using keyboard it doesn't work at all for couple of seconds and then surface pro detects it and it starts working. The issue exactly same as mentioned in following post.


    https://www.dell.com/support/articl...rn-tablet-mode-on-and-off-erratically?lang=en


    Is there any patch available to fix it?

    :)
     
    AmitDhavalikar, Aug 10, 2019
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  2. Surface Pro 4 Type Cover not working after Anniversary Update


    Holy hell this worked for me! Can't say how may different "fixes" I tried for this and was just short of sending my Surface Pro 4 off for repair but this worked. No Surface Type Covers (With or without fingerprint scanner) worked but now all Touch Covers are working again.

    I wasn't quite ready to give up the Pro 4, so now I get to keep it a little while longer.

    Thank you!

     
    almighty1977, Aug 10, 2019
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  3. tinkerwzo Win User
    Surface Pro 4 Type Cover not working after Anniversary Update


    I ran into that too with Win 10 Anniversary update. It totally disabled my Type Cover. According to Microsoft and some folks on the web, the force reboot works.

    I took the dive and did a hard reboot of my Surface Pro 4 (Microsoft warns that do this only with Surface Pro 4) This is verbatim from Microsoft:

    Use this two-button shutdown process to make sure your Surface is turned off completely.
    [table][tr][td]Step 1:[/td] [td]Press and hold the power button on your Surface for 30 seconds and then release it.[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Step 2:[/td] [td]Press and hold the volume-up button and the power button at the same time for at least 15 seconds, and then release both. The screen may flash the Surface logo, but continue holding the buttons down for at least 15 seconds. (this is the scary part. Note that I saw the BIOS screen came on within 3 - 4 seconds... but you need to continue to hold like Microsoft said. The screen went off for me then on again with the BIOS screen then off.. that's when I released the buttons)[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Step 3:[/td] [td]After you release the buttons, wait 10 seconds.[/td] [/tr] [/table]
    Press and release the power button to turn your Surface back on.


    And that did it for me. You would think Microsoft would test their Win 10 Anniversary update on their own Surface Pro devices... oh well.

    See real link on Microsoft site: Microsoft Surface Touch Cover and Type Cover help | Touchpad help
     
    tinkerwzo, Aug 10, 2019
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  4. ellflo Win User

    Surface Pro 6 erratically disables attached type cover and displays keyboard icon in system...

    Surface Pro 4 Type Cover not working after Anniversary Update


    Register an account for this one. Just to let you know it worked for me!
     
    ellflo, Aug 10, 2019
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