1. Louis Preaux's Avatar
    Hi all,
    I wanted to ask everyone with a SP3 to answer this question:
    - How is your kickstand like?

    For me, it has got some play when opened, and it makes some noise when I poke it when closed.

    Thanks for your feedback :)
    04-05-2016 01:01 PM
  2. EMitchell's Avatar
    Mine doesn't have much play when open for use, it's pretty stiff. If it's just barely open, then it does have more play, but when it's open enough to actually use, it's very solid. When it's closed, I don't hear anything if it push on it.
    04-05-2016 07:16 PM
  3. Louis Preaux's Avatar
    Originally posted by EMitchell
    Mine doesn't have much play when open for use, it's pretty stiff. If it's just barely open, then it does have more play, but when it's open enough to actually use, it's very solid. When it's closed, I don't hear anything if it push on it.
    Thanks for your feedback.

    Weirdly enough, I asked Microsoft support and they told me that they never heard of my issue before. They said I must have damaged it, so it might not be covered under warranty...
    3rd Microsoft device I might return:
    First one was my Surface RT with dead pixels, twice.
    Then my Surface 3 with ghost touch when bluetooth on.
    Now my most expensive purchase, the Surface Pro 3 with wiggly noisy kickstand?

    I am a doomed Microsoft user haha.
    04-07-2016 02:13 AM
  4. Louis Preaux's Avatar
    Hi all,
    Little update on my story. I returned my SP3 and received a replacement with a very similar issue. But only 1 hinge was faulty that time.
    I have sent that one back are well. Third time lucky? 🍀
    04-25-2016 04:40 AM
  5. ImbaSD's Avatar
    Living with this issue almost 1.5 year :D
    Hopefully it's not being worse
    05-08-2016 08:26 PM
  6. Louis Preaux's Avatar
    Poor you, as soon as I got one with the faulty hinge, I would have sent it back straight away. Receiving my new one tomorrow due to receiving one with lots of backlight bleed. 4th time lucky lol.
    05-09-2016 03:03 PM
  7. The_Vermonster's Avatar
    Mine moves a lot. I'd say an inch measured at the end of the kickstand. The hinges seem to be wearing out and allowing the slop. I thought they just came lose, but the "base" of the hinge doesn't move.


    I'm going to use my extended warranty on it when I come to the end of the 2 years.
    05-12-2016 11:38 AM

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