I use all three key buttons much, are they worn out? Save your money and buy any inexpensive Bluetooth keyboard instead. It may be worth a try. I have tried to repeat the problem, but this is the only program where it happens. The reviews were right, this is a very capable keyboard. There is a nice long key travel and good feedback from the key presses.
The idea is to make sure the switch under the space bar will be depressed a few fractions of a millimeter more on every key press. You can also hit Update All button at the bottom right to automatically update all outdated or missing drivers on your computer this requires the — you will be prompted to upgrade when you click on Update All. Want my money back though, this is too annoying. Uninstall each device, deleting drivers when the option is available. If the problem stays i. Then, press and hold volume up and then press and hold the power button.
It was like it was stuck on a hotkey setting because the letters on the keyboard would give navigation commands instead of typing. From this tab, open the properties of each associated device. Installing all Windows updates, and Firmware Drivers for Surface Pro 4 4. One more thought came to me; do you, by chance, have a power cover? There are similar reports , on , and , on the. However, when I see that screen The One when I press Power On and Volume Up the keyboard works perfectly.
Choose either keeping your files or r emoving everything when resetting the device. Alternatively, you can use some rubbing alcohol and Q-tips to clean the contacts. Cleaned the ports both on the keyboard and Surface with alcohol. It is completely overpriced, but solves all the problems listed above. I have been unable as yet to return the latest cover as I have been away from home.
I just really hope this isn't just a temporary fix. Then I tried something not mentioned anywhere else and it worked. Remove your Surface from its Case : If you have a protective sleeve or case for your Surface that still allows for the keyboard cover to be attached, remove it and see if the problem persists. Tell us about it on the. This led me to believe that their is some internal circuit that gets activated by the magnet in the keyboard. Microsoft change the keyboard drivers august 2017. If that doesn't help, make sure all your software and firmware is up to date by running Windows Update and checking for the latest updates.
Here are a couple more of our posts that you might try not all steps will apply but you may find some of them useful : Good luck! In OneNote it works as well so I am very confused… Please help. So I am thinking that this has something to do with my account Hi Tim, I have a weird problem with my keyboard: it types without me. If you have a Microsoft Store nearby, you might want to stop in there and see if they can check your power cover against another Surface. If this method works for you, you will be able to use your keyboard now. If it does, then your external keyboard is at least being recognized. No keys work, the trackpad doesn't work, the backlight doesn't work.
Update Surface Keyboard Drivers to Repair Surface Pro Type Cover Not Working Issue The improper Surface Pro also could cause Surface Pro keyboard malfunctions, ceasing the type cover work. I am now only using the cover keyboard as just that: A cover for the surface. Tried cleaning it according to the recommendation but no luck. Many Surface users are having issues with their keyboards. And the other top row keys did nothing.
Surface Pro Two-Button Shutdown Volume-up button and the Power button 5. I tried disconnecting it, turning the screen off then on, resetting, and nothing. It might just be that the lights are turned off. Then power on your device to see if this method works. See picture below: Step 3: Reattach the space bar to the keyboard. The same type cover we use with this device works perfectly fine with all other Surfaces we deploy.