Issue: Surface Pro 3 not recognizing Type Cover
There are a slew of issues on the web that address the Type Cover not working with the Surface Pro 3 tablet. This issue is specific to the Surface tablet NOT detecting the Type Cover.
I tried the following steps but they did not resolve the issue:
Perhaps following these steps helped but nothing worked until I used the Power button + Volume Up button sequence.
So, here is what I did that resolved the issue.
- Power down your Surface with the type cover connected.
- After the tablet is off, hold down the power and volume up buttons (at the same time) for about 30 seconds.
You might see the keyboard light up – just ignore it.
- After 30 seconds, press the power button to turn on the Surface and check to see if the problem is resolved.
Maybe it was a combination of the steps above – maybe it was just the power button + volume up sequence – I don’t know for sure but I’ll continue to narrow this down until I have a definite solution.
If you know the solution, please let me know and I’ll be happy to modify this post with your solution (credit given to you, of course).