1. Flaminchiten's Avatar
    The backlight on my type cover 2 has stopped working, anyone else have this issue?
    01-15-2014 03:06 PM
  2. Racing Snake's Avatar
    I don't want to state the obvious... but have you pressed "F2" to raise the backlight brightness?
    01-15-2014 03:43 PM
  3. mclark2112's Avatar
    Wish I could just find one...
    01-15-2014 09:03 PM
  4. ChazTyldsley's Avatar
    I've had this bug before, made me look like a fool when it started working shortly after posting the thread. Try restarting the system, or disconnecting and reconnecting the keyboard. Also as stated above try hitting the brightness keys with FN + F2. I've found in the past FN didn't work but Alt+F2 did... I'm not sure why.
    01-16-2014 02:58 AM
  5. Racing Snake's Avatar
    I've had this bug before, made me look like a fool when it started working shortly after posting the thread. Try restarting the system, or disconnecting and reconnecting the keyboard. Also as stated above try hitting the brightness keys with FN + F2. I've found in the past FN didn't work but Alt+F2 did... I'm not sure why.
    Because fn+f2 enables the function button "f2" and NOT the back light button.
    Alt f2 will also do nothing other than treat the f2 button as normal.

    So, to clarify, do NOT press any other combination of buttons, other than the f2 button on its own!
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    01-16-2014 01:51 PM
  6. PLGomez's Avatar
    I was having this problem too, I read this thread, pressed F2 and I now I have a backlight that works. lol
    01-19-2014 12:34 AM
  7. Flaminchiten's Avatar
    Because fn+f2 enables the function button "f2" and NOT the back light button.
    Alt f2 will also do nothing other than treat the f2 button as normal.

    So, to clarify, do NOT press any other combination of buttons, other than the f2 button on its own!
    Yes this!
    01-22-2014 01:35 PM
  8. karlphillip's Avatar
    Problem solved!

    One day I noticed that Home, End, PgUp, PgDn and the backlight keys on Type Cover 2 where not working properly.
    Pressing those keys was actually activating their secondary functions (F1 - F12) and that was quite annoying.
    An intermediary fix for this problem is to hold the Fn key while pressing Home, End, PgUp, PgDn and the others at the first row.
    Ain't nobody got time for that!

    This happened out of the blue because I had accidentally pressed Fn + Caps on the keyboard.
    Pressing these 2 keys again reverted back to standard behavior.

    TTYL
    04-28-2014 11:52 PM
  9. theprince_9's Avatar
    Hi.

    I'm new here.

    I bought a Surface Pro 2 a month ago. I attached my wife's Surface RT's touch cover to it a couple of weeks ago and never used it again.

    I got a type 2 cover today. All keys work fine but the F1 and F2 key do not dim / light the keyboard. It is lit up but I can't dim it or turn the light off.

    I don't know if this is due to the fact that I attached the touch cover (1st gen) previously. I don't want to do a refresh as I have many programs installed including Adobe Suite amongst others. I've searched many forums all day today to no avail.

    Can anyone help? Thanks in advance.
    04-29-2014 04:49 PM
  10. anon(5445874)'s Avatar
    I love the new keyboard, but I hate having the dim/bright keys for the keyboard. I hardy ever need to change it, and I really want to replace them with volume controls.
    04-29-2014 04:53 PM
  11. Amelia Ariella Levin's Avatar
    THANK YOU!! I now have light!!!
    07-30-2014 06:14 AM
  12. Lindsey Frock's Avatar
    I was having this issue as well but I had to hit the FN key + the F2 key? Weird that some of these are responding differently...But so glad I figured out how to toggle that switch! Its been on so long, my cat must have hit this combo walking across my keyboard lol
    11-19-2014 02:45 PM
  13. Lindsey Frock's Avatar
    Thanks for the tip KarlPhilip, I had accidentally done the same thing. I was wondering why I had to hit FN
    11-19-2014 02:48 PM
  14. HTC13's Avatar
    I was about to talk the type cover 2 back under warranty. Thanks for the solution!
    11-22-2014 10:53 AM
  15. Caffslave's Avatar
    Thanks karlphillip - I tried the Fn+F2 solution that ChazTyldsley suggested and it worked!... but didn't realise that I still had the same home, end, Pgup, Pgdown problem as you had until I tested it and YES your solution fixed my UNDERLYING problem, whereas Chaz's solution only fixed the backlight SYMPTOM, but thanks to you both.

    BTW Because I had this underlying problem, hitting the F2 key on its own as suggested by Racing Snake did *NOT* enable the backlight.

    Cheers
    Another happy camper
    Last edited by Caffslave; 12-14-2014 at 07:49 AM.
    12-14-2014 07:34 AM
  16. in2caffeine's Avatar
    You are the man!

    "This happened out of the blue because I had accidentally pressed Fn + Caps on the keyboard.
    Pressing these 2 keys again reverted back to standard behavior."

    Fixed my Type Cover 2!!
    01-06-2015 08:33 PM
  17. fplouw's Avatar
    Thanks! the Fn+Caps (inverts which Fn key buttons work without having to press Fn first) trick is by far the most useful hint I have seen in a very long time...did not know that!!!
    06-12-2015 06:30 AM
  18. guru kamble's Avatar
    Thanks bro...
    same problem happened with me n it solved by pressing Fn + Caps. now F2 is working for adjusting brightness.
    05-12-2017 08:27 AM
  19. ale2999's Avatar
    lol I just had to press F2
    05-31-2017 01:18 AM

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