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Surface Pen is among the most-utilized equipment available in the market. Even though the device is designed optimally, it still encounters several issues. Is your Surface Pen stop working on the Surface device of yours? For troubleshooting such an issue, you need to go through this blog carefully step by step.

Common fix for Surface Pen problems

  1. Firstly, you should check the pen of yours by inking, writing or else erasing in OneNote as well as Sticky Notes. If the pen of yours does work in any of the mentioned application, then there is a high chance that the application that you wish using shall not be working with the pen.
  2. Next, see the charge of the pen of yours. After pairing the pen of yours, you need to see that in the settings.
  3. Firstly, tap on Start.
  4. Then, press on Settings.
  5. After that, tap on Devices. 
  6. Next, tap on Bluetooth and other devices option.
  7. Then, search the pen of yours for checking the level of the battery of it.
  8. Lastly, note that if the level of the battery is low or do not have power left, then you need to charge or else change the battery of your device.
  9. After that, see the setting of the pen.

For checking the cursor, handwriting, as well as the upper key settings, do according to the following.

  1. Firstly, tap on Start option.
  2. After that, tap on Settings.
  3. Next, press on Devices option.
  4. Then, press on Pen and Windows Ink.
  5. For checking the pen pressure settings, you need to launch the Surface application and choose the Pen option so that you can make any changes.
  6. After that, you need updating the Surface firmware and drivers.

Particular fix for issues related to Surface Pen

How to fix Surface Pen that shall not ink

  1. Firstly, see the LED light functionality. Remember that if the LED light is not enabled, then you are facing a power problem.
  2. Next, activate Windows Updates. Otherwise the Surface Diagnostic Toolkit.
  3. After that restart the Surface of yours.
  4. Lastly, change the battery which is present currently.

What to do if Surface Pen does not pair with Surface device?

  1. Firstly, you need to hold the pen and do a long press in the upper key till the LED light is blinked for enabling the Bluetooth pairing mode of yours.
  2. Then, do the below-mentioned steps on your computer.
  3. Firstly, tap on Start.
  4. Then, press on Settings.
  5. After that, press on Devices.
  6. Lastly, press on Bluetooth and other devices.
  7. After that, ensure that the Bluetooth option is enabled. Choose Bluetooth or other device. Tap on Bluetooth. Select the Surface Pen option from the given list. Do according to the on-screen instruction if present, and then choose Done.

What to do if light of Surface Pen is not enabled

For the asking to change Surface Pen:

  1. Firstly, go to Device Service.
  2. Then, visit the repair page on Microsoft.com.
  3. Next, log in with the MS account of yours.
  4. Choose a ‘surface’ option. Alternatively, select ‘register a new device’ option.
  5. As soon as you choose a registered device, you shall be able to view the replacement offers.

Rdx Tango is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cyber security. He writes about the latest updates regarding avast.com/activation and how it can improve the work experience of users. His articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs and websites.


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