Surface Pen Not Working? Here’s How to Fix It
The Surface Pen is a fantastic accessory that helps you take notes and jot down ideas on your Surface device. However, there are times when the Surface Pen stops working, which can be frustrating for users. Luckily, there are several ways to fix the Surface Pen if it’s not working. Here’s how to do it.
- Check the Batteries
Before doing anything else, make sure your Surface Pen has enough battery power. To do this, remove the cap and replace the AAAA battery. After that, try using the Surface Pen again to see if it’s working.
- Reconnect the Pen
If the battery is not the issue, try reconnecting the Surface Pen to your device. To do this, open the Bluetooth settings on your Surface device and select “Surface Pen” from the list. Click on “Remove Device” and then put the pen in pairing mode by holding down the button on the top for a few seconds until the light blinks. Once the light is blinking, pair the pen with your device again and try using it.
- Restart the Surface Device
Sometimes, restarting the Surface device can fix the problem. To do this, hold down the power button for 10 seconds until the device turns off. After a few seconds, turn the device back on and see if the Surface Pen is working.
- Disable and Enable the Pen
Another way to fix the issue is to disable and then enable the Surface Pen. To do this, go to Device Manager on your device and click on “Human Interface Devices.” Find “HID-compliant pen” and right-click on it. Select “Disable device” and then click “Yes” to confirm. Wait a few seconds and then right-click on the same device again and select “Enable device.” After that, try using the Surface Pen.
- Clean the Pen Tip
Lastly, if none of the above methods work, there might be dirt or debris on the pen tip that’s preventing it from working. Try cleaning the pen tip with a soft cloth or changing the tip entirely.
In conclusion, the Surface Pen is an excellent accessory that enhances the Surface devices’ capabilities. However, there are times when it stops working, and the tips above can help fix the issue. If none of the methods work, consider contacting Microsoft support for further assistance.