1. ng4ever's Avatar
    With the Microsoft Surface 3 Type Cover can you fold it all the way back so it is still on the tablet when needed or must you take it off completely when not needed ?

    This is the keyboard I am talking about https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=D5tO6Jl8
    06-12-2015 01:26 AM
  2. DLCPhototography's Avatar
    The keyboard you show is for the Surface Pro, not the Surface 3, but with the one for the Surface 3, it will fold back all around, and automatically turns off when this is done. So yes, it can be used that way without removing it.
    06-12-2015 05:49 AM
  3. mtalinm's Avatar
    yes
    06-12-2015 10:07 AM
  4. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    With the Microsoft Surface 3 Type Cover can you fold it all the way back so it is still on the tablet when needed or must you take it off completely when not needed ?

    This is the keyboard I am talking about https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=4gGV9_GC
    Yes you can, but I wouldn't recommend it. Flexing the keyboard in BOTH directions prematurely weakens the wiring in the hinge and causing it to fail. The "proper" way is to detach the keyboard cover, flip it around and reattach it. That keeps the hinge folding in the same way while protecting the keys from dirt and grit.
    06-12-2015 11:17 AM
  5. ClintRo's Avatar
    Yes you can, but I wouldn't recommend it. Flexing the keyboard in BOTH directions prematurely weakens the wiring in the hinge and causing it to fail. The "proper" way is to detach the keyboard cover, flip it around and reattach it. That keeps the hinge folding in the same way while protecting the keys from dirt and grit.
    This works well and is what I do. The only issue with doing it this way is the camera is covered, but really how often do you use a rear camera on the tablet....LOL
    06-12-2015 01:27 PM
  6. DLCPhototography's Avatar
    Yes you can, but I wouldn't recommend it. Flexing the keyboard in BOTH directions prematurely weakens the wiring in the hinge and causing it to fail. The "proper" way is to detach the keyboard cover, flip it around and reattach it. That keeps the hinge folding in the same way while protecting the keys from dirt and grit.
    Thanks for this! I've had mine for a few weeks, and never realized this could be done, but you're absolutely right. I didn't like the feel of the keys when I flipped the keyboard around with its usual attachment; reversing it eliminates this, and I like this much better!
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    06-12-2015 05:57 PM
  7. bo_woods's Avatar
    Yes you can, but I wouldn't recommend it. Flexing the keyboard in BOTH directions prematurely weakens the wiring in the hinge and causing it to fail. The "proper" way is to detach the keyboard cover, flip it around and reattach it. That keeps the hinge folding in the same way while protecting the keys from dirt and grit.
    Where did you find this out to be the "proper" way?... Just curious.... It sounds more like a personal work around more than the intended or "proper" way
    Last edited by bo_woods; 06-12-2015 at 09:12 PM.
    06-12-2015 07:13 PM
  8. onlysublime's Avatar
    For me, if it's just temporarily flipping the keyboard back, I just flip it back.

    But if it's longer-term, I do unplug and reattach it backwards because it really irritates me to feel the flexing keys underneath (which is why I can't stand the Lenovo systems or other hybrids where you can feel the moving keys in tablet mode).

    But if it's even longer term, I just detach the keyboard like when I'm in bed.
    06-12-2015 08:50 PM
  9. bo_woods's Avatar
    But if it's even longer term, I just detach the keyboard like when I'm in bed.
    I never feel comfortable detaching my keyboard completely for a long period of time. It makes me feel like its so vulnerable without the cover. But then again I can often be somewhat paranoid...😐
    06-12-2015 09:11 PM
  10. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    Where did you find this out to be the "proper" way?... Just curious.... It sounds more like a personal work around more than the intended or "proper" way
    I put "proper" in quotes because it is my personal approach to the issue. I apologize if I made it sound like something that Microsoft recommends.
    bo_woods likes this.
    06-14-2015 05:53 PM
  11. seremify's Avatar
    I personally don't think it feels right to fold the keyboard cover back and use it as a stand- anything on the table/surface you rest it on will be in contact with the keyboard and it just, doesn't feel right :)

    Easier to detach unless you're worried about losing it?
    06-14-2015 08:54 PM

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