1. randomscandinavian's Avatar
    There were several discussions here and there earlier about how a factory reset bricked some peoples' Surface Pro 2s. But I haven't seen anything like that recently. I'm thinking about getting rid of mine and would like a factory reset before I hand it over to someone. But can it be done safely now?
    02-24-2014 05:35 AM
  2. MBytes's Avatar
    Done it 2 times. No issue on 2 Surface Pro's 2 which I had to return.
    I think those that ended up with bricked system, had a hardware issue, which made their Surface Pro 2 not work properly in the first place. (for example: faulty SSD chip, or faulty RAM).

    It reminds me, when sometimes a new version of Windows comes out, and on computer enthusiast forum, some people report that their hardware is broken, and blames Windows. When in fact, they had a faulty hardware all a long, just lucky enough to not make it visible or encounter it. Windows can't break your hardware... it control them using a set of standards define, or with the use of drivers, whether be embedded or not in the OS.
    02-24-2014 08:47 AM
  3. randomscandinavian's Avatar
    OK thanks. :)

    In the hours after making that post I managed to put my knee on my girlfriend's Android tablet (which was lying in bed under the covers in the dark when I went to close the window), so maybe now I will give her my SP2.
    02-24-2014 11:37 AM
  4. gibbyhome's Avatar
    LOL if my girlfriend had a android I would have accidentally done the same
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    02-24-2014 11:42 AM

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