But another method of resolving the problem also seems to support this idea. As reports, confused hybrid owners have been making multiple posts across the net mainly Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 users complaining that the Surface Pen is randomly glitching — it's simply not working for writing in some cases, while pinch-to-zoom functionality is failing in others. Step 2: Pair your Surface Pen Please note that you can pair the new Surface Pen with Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book as well as with Surface 3 or Surface Pro 3. Note: these drivers are compatible with windows 10. The purple button can work but the pen will not write. You might have got the issues with the Stylus or Pen.
To check and pair the Bluetooth for your Microsoft Surface Pro pen, follow below steps: 1. I have changed the battery. Hence the warning to ground yourself when handling electronics. If not it cant be our culprit. My pen, however, has been malfunctioning. If that one does the same thing, call and get another one. No idea why this should make a difference, but it might be a clue for your electronic detective work, George.
Then restart your Surface, and try to use your pen to see if it works. One is a high voltage low current signal, the other a low voltage high current signal. In essence, it stops writing. So you may as well choose to check the battery condition. I am still gathering information to make certain that I get a near perfect solution and not just one that seems to work at first.
Restart the Surface Pro Device Reboot your computer to make the newly installed touchpad drivers take effect. You can also try the Action center troubleshooter. If your pen got the intermittent behavior on the tablet, you could go to change the battery to check if it is working again because the life of original battery only last about a month. I grounded it properly cold tap, bolt in brick wall etc. Make sure you have installed all the Windows update using the following steps. Once again, customers who approach Microsoft for help are told to chase their tails. However, as you said, not mobile so I tried 2 the wire from the wrist strap has a crocodile clip on the end.
Install Surface and Windows updates If you still face the issue, you can follow the steps given in my previous reply. It is probably also why placing the pen at the magnet at the power port works too. Both mean your Surface Pro 4 has discovered your Surface Pen. After a while, reinsert it again. Here are some links I uncovered along the way. We know that it is metal because it is attracted to the magnet.
It is simply grounding the pen. That's why I thought that it wasn't a battery problem. Note: step 1 — 3 is to locate your Surface pen in Settings window. Then simply run it and follow the prompts. You are touching it after all. After all this the only thing I can do with my pen is press the purple button and open One Note, and not the One Note 2013 I paid extra for.
Could it be that placing it at that magnet at the power receptacle is drawing off this theoretical charge? I had tried all solutions above. If you happen to get trapped in the Microsoft Surface keyboard or Type Cover no responding dilemma, you have below solutions to retrieve the keyboard back to normal performance. Try disconnecting the keyboard, rebooting, and then reconnecting it to the Surface laptop. Press the power button as a normal shutdown. Hope your Surface pen work properly now. The Surface Pro pen is one of the most attractive Microsoft Surface Pro tablet features.
Of course, it will scan all the missing Windows components including firmware. Just twist the cap off about one full turn and then screw the cap on again. Any tips to fix this? You'd think they would put a little bit of cash into helping customers. This helped my troubleshoot my problem. With Pro version: Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system. Then wait for the system to respond.
My primary pen and Surface was working fine all morning. A wire from the clip loop down to the surface pro 3 will likely do that trick but I am not certain that is a good idea or not. Solution 2: Check Surface Pro Pen Battery If there is no light or the light keeps blinking in red when you press the top button to pair your Surface Pen, It is possible that your Surface Pro pen battery is run out or physically damaged, thus making your Surface Pro pen button has no function. Then you can see the pen light is flashing. I subscribe to that idea myself. Hope this helps, Tim Hello there, I was loving my surface pro 3 pen and all related functionalities with it until I realized yesterday that, when handwriting on Onenote and generally every other clicking with the pen tip , it needs me to press harder the pen onto the screen in order to hand write or make that click. If you find more workarounds on the defective type cover not working problems on the Surface Pro devices, please share with us in the comment section below, or go to the via the left menu on the page.