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Hardware and Drivers
Surface sound, volume, and audio accessories
Surface comes with built-in stereo speakers, mic, and a headset jack to provide great sound. Learn how to adjust the volume, and add audio accessories.
Troubleshoot Surface sound and audio accessories
If you're having trouble hearing or recording sound, find solutions to help fix problems with your Surface speakers, mics, or connected audio accessories.
Add a Bluetooth device
Learn how to get Bluetooth® devices, such as wireless mice, keyboards, and headsets, working with your Surface.
Troubleshoot Bluetooth devices on Surface
Get solutions to help fix issues with Bluetooth® devices on your Surface. Your device has to be enabled, discoverable, and in range.
Take photos and videos with Surface
Use Surface to make video calls, record videos, and take pictures. The built-in Camera app can help you get even more out of your Surface cameras.
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.
Connect a USB mouse, printer, and more
Learn 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 a protective cover for your Surface.
Troubleshoot your Surface Cover
If the keys or touchpad on your Surface Touch Cover or Type Cover don’t respond to typing or touch, try these steps to fix the issue.
Wireless Adapter for Typing Covers
Connect any Surface Typing Cover to your Surface wirelessly. With Surface Wireless Adapter for Typing Covers, you can use your Cover from up to 30 feet away.
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 the Surface Type Covers - the slim, traditional keyboards with moving keys.
Find out which Surface typing cover 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 RT features
Learn about the features of Surface RT.
Surface RT and Surface 2 battery and power
Find out 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 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
Learn how to add a local or wireless printer, set your default printer, and print from apps on Surface.
Troubleshoot printing from Surface
Here are some things to check to help fix 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. Find out how to lock and unlock screen rotation.
Connect Surface RT or Surface 2 to a second screen
Connect Surface to a TV, monitor, or projector using the Surface HD Digital AV Adapter or the Surface VGA Adapter.
Trouble connecting Surface to a second screen?
If you’re having trouble getting things working when you try to connect Surface to a TV, monitor, or projector, try these solutions to help fix the problem.
Safety and regulatory information for Microsoft Surface
Read safety instructions, warnings, and regulatory information for Surface.