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Hardware and Drivers
Surface sound, volume and audio accessories
The Surface comes with built-in stereo speakers, mic and a headset jack to provide great sound. How to adjust the volume and add audio accessories.
Troubleshoot Surface sound and audio accessories
Solutions for hearing or recording sound problems with your Surface speakers, mics or connected audio accessories.
Add a Bluetooth device
How to get Bluetooth® devices, such as wireless mice, keyboards, and headsets, working with your Surface.
Troubleshoot Bluetooth devices on the Surface
Solutions to solving issues with Bluetooth® devices on your Surface. Your device has to be enabled, discoverable and within range.
Surface cameras and the Camera app
Use the two built-in cameras and the Camera app on your Surface to take photos, shoot videos and have video chats.
Get better photos and videos on Microsoft Surface
If the photos or videos appear to be too light, dark or low resolution, improve your results by manually adjusting some settings in the built-in Camera app.
Surface cameras FAQ
Finding answers to frequently asked questions about the Camera app and the cameras built into Microsoft Surface.
Connect a USB mouse, printer and more
How to connect a USB device, such as a printer, mouse or external hard drive, to your Microsoft Surface.
Touch Cover and Touch Cover 2
Touch Cover is more than a protective cover for your Surface. It is also a keyboard.
Troubleshoot your Surface Cover
Try these steps if the keys or touchpad on your Surface Touch Cover or Type Cover do not respond to typing or touch.
Wireless Adapter for Typing Covers
Wirelessly connect any Surface Typing Cover to your Surface. With Surface Wireless Adapter for Typing Covers, you can use your Cover up to 30 feet distance.
Touchpad: A built-in mouse
Surface Typing Covers have a touchpad that can be used as a mouse. The touchpad also supports a few touch gestures.
Type Cover and Type Cover 2
Learn more about Surface Type Covers - the slim, traditional keyboards with moving keys.
Determine which Surface typing cover you have
Determine which Microsoft Surface keyboard you have: Touch Cover, Touch Cover 2, Type Cover or Type Cover 2.
Learn about all the features of your Microsoft Surface.
Surface 2 features
Learn about the features of Surface 2.
Surface RT and Surface 2 battery and power
How to check your battery status and charge your Surface RT or Surface 2 battery.
Surface RT and Surface 2 power states
Find out about Surface RT and Surface 2 power states. Learn how to turn Surface on and shut it down, make it go into connected standby and how to restart it.
Surface RT or Surface 2 will not turn on
Follow these steps to solve issues with the battery or power if Surface RT or Surface 2 will not turn on.
Surface battery will not charge
If you are having problems charging your Surface battery, try these solutions to solve the problem, and learn how to get service if that is what is needed.
Print and scan from Surface
How to add a local or wireless printer, set your default printer and print from apps on the Surface.
Troubleshoot printing from the Surface
Things to check to help solve Surface printer issues.
The Surface touchscreen
The Surface touchscreen is a low-power, high-quality display with a wide viewing angle and backlighting suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
Troubleshoot Surface screen brightness
Try these solutions if the Surface touchscreen display is too dark or too light, or if it flickers, goes black or appears distorted.
Surface touchscreen stops responding
Try these solutions for your Microsoft Surface if the touchscreen stops responding to touch gestures.
Troubleshoot Surface screen rotation
Troubleshoot issues with screen rotation on your Microsoft Surface. How to lock and unlock screen rotation.
Connect Surface RT or Surface 2 to a TV, monitor or projector
Connect the Surface to a TV, monitor or projector using the Surface HD Digital AV Adapter or the Surface VGA Adapter.
Having trouble connecting the Surface to a second screen?
Try these solutions if you are having trouble connecting the Surface to a TV, monitor or projector.
Safety and regulatory information for Microsoft Surface
Read safety instructions, warnings and regulatory information for the Surface.