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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.
Take photos and videos with Surface
Use Surface to make video calls, record videos and take pictures.
Get better photos and videos on Microsoft Surface
If you’re looking to improve the photos or videos you take with Surface, you may be able to manually adjust some settings in the built-in Camera app.
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.
Learn more about Touch Cover -- a pressure-sensitive keyboard that is also a protective cover for your Surface.
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 use and settings
Surface Typing Covers have a two-button touchpad that supports gestures and works like a mouse. Explore its features and learn how to change touchpad settings.
Learn more about Surface Type Covers - the slim, traditional keyboards with moving keys.
Find out which Surface keyboard you have
Learn about differences between Surface keyboards that will help you tell them apart and figure out which one you have.
Learn about all the features of your Microsoft Surface.
Surface 2 features
Learn about the features of Surface 2.
Surface battery and power
Find out how to check your battery status and charge the battery on Surface.
Surface power states
Learn how to turn Surface on, shut it down, restart and wake it, and put it into a power-saving state.
Surface won't turn on, Windows won't start or the battery won't charge
If your Surface won't turn on, gets stuck during Windows startup, or isn't charging, try these solutions.
Print and scan from Surface
How to add a local or wireless printer, set your default printer and print from apps on 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 to a TV, monitor or projector
View your photos, videos, and presentations on a big screen by connecting your Surface to a TV, monitor or projector.
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.