How to replace the Surface Pen coin cell batteries? If you experienced problems as listed above, you need to reinstall or replace the AAAA battery.
Perform a two-button shutdown It is possible that there are corruption issues on your Surface Pro 4 that disable your Surface Pen.
However, I have had a couple of instances on my Surface Pro 3, when clicking the top button did not open OneNote nor take a screen shot. Press and hold the top button for about 7 seconds, until the light in the middle of the pen clip starts to flash. Note If the pen already appears in the list of Bluetooth devices, you might need to remove the Surface Pen from the device list and pair it with your Surface again.
If so, you need to reinstall or replace the AAAA battery. Both mean your Surface Pro 4 has discovered your Surface Pen. So, you obviously want to be able to figure out how to troubleshoot it. Insert the new batteries into the battery case with the negative — side facing the pen tip.
You do so by unscrewing the top of the pen from the bottom and removing the old battery. When the pen shows up on the list again, tap it and then tell it to Pair. Update your Surface Pen driver You may not be able to use your Surface Pen if you are using a wrong driver or it is out of date.
Please do NOT let go when you see a logo pop up on the screen. You may need to pair the pen with your Surface again after you change the batteries.
The light next to the Pen clip would flash if you are using an old model of Surface Pen. Screw the top back on. You may have a defective pen and if your device is still under warranty, they will replace it. So, if your pen is suddenly non-responsive, i. A complete reboot of your Tablet can be effective for clearing those corruption issues.
Perform a two-button shutdown Method 1: Insert a flathead screwdriver into one of the notches on the side of the battery case and twist the battery case to unscrew it. You can try fixing your Surface Pen by performing a two-button shutdown and then restarting your device.
Here is how described in Microsoft support page: But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks and you get full support and a day money back guarantee: Unscrew the top of the pen from the bottom, leaving the paper label in the top in place.
Remove the battery case and remove the old batteries. They can offer you any further assistance you need. See instructions below from Microsoft click to enlarge: However, what you may not know is that if your pen is not pressure sensitive in certain apps, it likely because you need to install the N-trig Wintab driver.
Tighten the case just until you feel resistance. If you experienced problems as listed above, you need to reinstall or replace the coin cell batteries.
If the methods above cannot help you, you may need to consider your problem as a hardware issue.
Microsoft said the Surface Pen will last for 1 year, however, real battery life is dependent on the amount of real usage. Make sure your pen is paired correctly Your pen is a Bluetooth device.
Follow any other instructions if they appear, then select Done. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers. But what do you do if your Surface Pro 3 pen stops working correctly? As it uses Bluetooth 4. It feels just like a regular pen and closely emulates the pen and paper experience on the Surface tablets, see Differences between Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3 pen In addition to writing on the tablet, the pen allows you turn the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 on and off from sleep state, open OneNote, take a screenshot, erase, and even right-click.Nov 11, · Surface Pro Pen Does Not Write A few of my co-workers and I are noticing an intermittent issue with our SP3 devices running Windows OSX and our pens.
Thank you for replying back. I have a problem on my Surface Pro 3, running Windows 10 Pro, where every few minutes, the digitiser pen stops working (the cursor. Jul 31, · Check whether you can open apps and use your Surface with your finger. If not, go to Surface touchscreen: Problems with touch for troubleshooting steps.
After touch is working, try your pen again. Test your pen by inking, writing, or erasing in OneNote, Microsoft Edge, or Fresh Paint. ski_ Surface Pro 3 + Lumia XL 0 points 1 point 2 points 1 year ago It is most definitely the battery.
The button of the pen has a separate battery to launch OneNote on your device whereas the pen part has a separate one.
May 12, · Hey guys. My Surface Pro 3 pen is currently not working. It worked fine for the few weeks I've had it. The purple button still opens One Note, but the pen doesn't write.
I was writing with my pen on my Surface Pro 3 when suddenly it stopped writing. The eraser and select buttons on the side don't appear do do anything, and the screen doesn't detect it at all.
Strangely, the purple button at the top still works. 1 Surface Pro 3 pen not working: battery issues. Microsoft said the Surface Pen will last for 1 year, however, real battery life is dependent on the amount of real usage.
There are two sets of batteries used within a Surface Pen.Download