Fix Surface Pro 3 Keyboard Won’t Work – Resolved

I had this issue twice now on the same surface.

The issue is the keyboard and the trackpad will not work, all troubleshooting was done including replacing the keyboard with the Surface Pro 4 keyboard and still no luck.

The Fix:

Just shut down the Surface Pro/2/3 normally using the power button. Then, when it’s off, press the power button and the volume up buttons at the same time, for at least 15 seconds. You may see the screen or the lighting on Type Cover flicker, but keep holding the buttons.

Release the buttons, and let the machine sit for at least 12 seconds. Then, turn it back on normally.

Your system might enter the system bios, just use the keyboard to exit.  After booting into Windows your keyboard should work fine again.

Solved – Extend C Drive (System Partition) in Windows 10 for free.

Use recovery partition to add space to C drive in Windows 10.

  1.  First go to the application recovery drive.
  2. Create a recovery drive
  3. At the end of the process select to delete recovery partition.
  4. The head over to this link to download a free partition tool.
  5. First delete the volume for the old recovery partition, example drive E.
  6. Then right click on the empty volume and  select MERGE Partitions.
  7. Select C and E to merge.
  8. Apply then you will get prompted to reboot.

I just did this process of a Surface Pro with Windows 10 and was able to add about 7.5GB to my C drive.