1. onysi's Avatar
    I am honestly hoping its the stupid pen. But I really do not want to go buy a new pen.
    I still have the one that came with it, and I really don't know what's wrong with it. I've un-paired it, paired it and still acts the same.

    It writes for 2 seconds then it stops. I've changed the battery. And I have new ones too, and nothing. The pen just doesn't want to write, but the top clicker works for screenshot. It is annoying as ****. Semester is starting next week and I'm trying to get this **** working.

    Was there ever an update? I'm now on windows 10, but even on windows 8.1, it was ****ting on me.
    08-26-2015 12:11 AM
  2. gernerttl's Avatar
    I am honestly hoping its the stupid pen. But I really do not want to go buy a new pen.
    I still have the one that came with it, and I really don't know what's wrong with it. I've un-paired it, paired it and still acts the same.

    It writes for 2 seconds then it stops. I've changed the battery. And I have new ones too, and nothing. The pen just doesn't want to write, but the top clicker works for screenshot. It is annoying as ****. Semester is starting next week and I'm trying to get this **** working.

    Was there ever an update? I'm now on windows 10, but even on windows 8.1, it was ****ting on me.
    Here are the troubleshooting steps.

    Troubleshoot Microsoft Surface Pen for Surface Pro 3 and Surface 3

    Just so you know, if you use it a lot, you can replace the tips for free. Just call the number in this thread and Microsoft will send you a pack of 3 tips.

    Replacement Surface Pro 3 Pen Tips - Microsoft Community

    P.S. If there is a Microsoft Store nearby, you can take it in and see if they can replace the pen.
    onysi, jojoe42 and EMitchell like this.
    08-26-2015 01:28 AM
  3. onysi's Avatar
    Kudos. Works like new. I didn't realize u could yank the tip.
    gernerttl likes this.
    08-26-2015 01:44 AM
  4. Slovenix's Avatar
    Kudos. Works like new. I didn't realize u could yank the tip.
    Haha, good to hear.
    08-26-2015 02:08 AM
  5. dhbailey's Avatar
    There are two sets of batteries -- there's the long, easily seen AAAA battery and there are also tiny coin-type batteries inside the top part of the pen. Did you replace *all* the batteries?
    08-26-2015 02:54 AM
  6. gernerttl's Avatar
    Kudos. Works like new. I didn't realize u could yank the tip.
    Cool beans!
    08-26-2015 05:54 PM
  7. onysi's Avatar
    After a few days with your tips, it stopped working again. it turns out my pen was faulty. I never knew this because it was fine the first day sp3 was released then I would get the usual hiccups. And when I went to a Microsoft store to get my pen checked, all of the other ones on display were able to connect to my surface without a hitch. They were nice enough to trade my pen for free and also Microsoft help desk online is also sending one for free. Basically I got 2. 😉
    gernerttl likes this.
    09-06-2015 11:39 AM

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