Surface 2 keyboard-Back Light Not Working


The back light on my surface 2 keyboard has stopped working. How to fix?


Try turning the back light on by using the F2 key.



Get a free Touch Cover with any Surface. Ends Saturday!


This is applicable for the following models:

Surface 2

Surface Pro

Surface Pro 2

Surface 2 with LTE on AT&T

Refurbished models

Valid 3/23/2014 until 3/29/2014, or while supplies last.  Not valid on prior orders or purchases; cannot be transferred or otherwise redeemed for cash or gift cards. Not combinable with other offers. Price discount does not include taxes, shipping or other fees. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Microsoft reserves the right to modify or discontinue offers at any time. Limit 5 per customer.

MS Store

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Preorder Surface Power Cover

Surface Power Cover

It is compatible with Surface 2, Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2.

Extends battery life while you work

Work with the speed and functionality of a classic laptop keyboard while extending the battery life of your Surface up to 70% with the Power Cover. It also recharges your Surface’s battery while you work. You’ll have plenty of juice to stay unplugged all day in the office, during a full day of classes, or on a cross-country flight.

Windows shortcut, function keys, media controls, and trackpad

The Power Cover has all the standard features of a classic QWERTY keyboard—a full row of Function keys (F1-F12), Windows shortcut keys, media controls, and a trackpad make it easy to navigate your Surface without taking your hands off the keyboard. An ultra-thin trackpad lets you control the cursor with your fingertip.

Doubles as screen cover

Fold the Power Cover back like a book cover to get the full touchscreen experience—the keys are disabled when the cover is flipped back. When closed, the Power Cover shuts down your display to preserve battery life, and helps protect the screen from bumps and scratches when you’re on the move.

Sip date : 3/19/2014

Price: $199.99

Surface 2 Display Issue

Look at the following images:

A small section of customers are getting this kind of pixelated display in Surface 2.Microsoft is aware of it and working on it to resolve this issue.In the mean while the customers who are facing this problem are requested to contact Surface Support to exchange their Surface or may do the same from the retailers.

You can go through the detailed discussion here

Microsoft Surface:November 2013 updates

Microsoft has released November 2013 updates for Surface,Surface 2 and Surface Pro.

Surface RT update:

  • Update to allow the use of Japanese Touch Cover 2 and Type Cover 2.

Surface 2 update:

  • Performance improvements for all Type Cover and Touch Cover versions.
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth driver updates to improve wireless display performance.
  • Camera improvements.
  • Audio improvements including switching to speaker playback after disconnecting a headset.
  • System performance and stability improvements.
  • Battery life improvements.

Surface Pro update:

Update to allow the use of Japanese Touch Cover 2 and Type Cover 2.

Remix “A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES” to win prizes including release on an upcoming Linkin Park EP, $2,500, a Surface Pro 2 and more.


Remix “A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES,” the collaboration between LINKIN PARK x STEVE AOKI, to win prizes including cash, 6 Surface 2s + Remix Kits, an official release on both LINKIN PARK’s upcoming EP and Xbox Music.This program has been sponsored by Microsoft and you have the  opportunity to win a Surface Music Kit and Surface Pro 2 or Surface 2.No purchase is necessary to enter the Contest.

Here are some important things to remember from the Rules.

Criteria For Selection:-

SELECTION OF WINNERS Remixes will be posted on the Website during the Contest Period.

From the top ten (10) Remix entries, as determined by popular vote and excluding the Winner and Runner-Up Winners, the Artist and the Contest Entities and their designated appointees will, in their sole discretion, select one (1) Remix as the popular vote winner (“Popular Vote Winner”) based on the following criteria: Originality (0-25 points), Creativity (0-25 points), Concept (0-25 points), and Musicality (0-25 points). The Popular Vote Winner will receive: one (1) year Pro Membership to Indaba Music (ARV $50.00 USD per Pro Membership) (“Popular Vote Prize”).


The Winner will receive: (i) Two Thousand Five Hundred United States Dollars ($2,500.00 USD); (iii) Inclusion of the Winner’s Remix on an exclusive release on XBOX Music on or before May 31, 2014 (ARV $100.00 USD); (iv) Inclusion of the Winner’s Remix on an upcoming Linkin Park EP (ARV $500.00 USD); and (v) one (1) Surface Pro 2 and Surface Music Kit by Microsoft (ARV $849.00 USD) (“Winner Prize”).

Selection Period:

The Winner, Runner- Up Winners, and Popular Vote Winners (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Winning Entries”) will be selected between December 3, 2013 and December 10, 2013. The Winning Entries will be posted on the Website on or about December 10, 2013. The Winner and each Runner-Up Winner may be selected from all the Remix entries, regardless of any rank as determined by the visitor’s popular vote. Entrants acknowledge that the Contest Parties shall have no obligations, financial or otherwise, to the Winning Entries, except for those explicitly set forth in these Contest Official Rules. Entrants give the Sponsor the right to transmit the Winning Entries personal identifying information to the Artist or to other Contest Parties for the purposes of facilitating the award of the contest prizes. Other prizes may be determined at the discretion of the Artist and the Contest Entities and their designated appointees. Entrants agree that the Sponsor has the sole right to decide all matters and disputes arising from this Contest and that all decisions of Sponsor and the Contest Entities are final and binding.

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Surface Pro 2 firmware and driver pack

Cumulative firmware and drivers for the Surface Pro 2. This firmware and driver package contains drivers for all of the components in the Surface Pro 2 device, as well as updates to the system firmware that have been released via Windows Update. These drivers and firmware are compatible with Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows 8.1 Enterprise. These drivers and firmware are not compatible with Windows 8.0 or Surface RT.

Supported Operating System

Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 Pro Windows 8.1 Enterprise Surface Pro 2. These drivers and firmware are not compatible with Windows 8.0 or Surface RT.

Details Here