Has the type cover for your Surface suddenly stopped working, as mine did? These simple steps worked for me.
The night prior I put my Surface Pro 3 into hibernate. The next day the type cover (keyboard) was completely unresponsive and the backlight didn’t light up. I checked the connectors, which were fine.
I discovered this series of steps (I’ve since lost the link), which worked for me:
- Power off your Surface
- Press Volume Up and Power for about 10 seconds
- Power up your Surface
- The Surface will boot up to the BIOS. At this point you will likely see your type cover is working again! At this point just Exit from the BIOS - no need to save changes
For some reason just getting to the BIOS screen was enough for my Surface to recognize my type cover again.