02-24-2020 02:04 PM
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  1. pkcable's Avatar
    The rubber band trick completely worked for me.
    https://forums.windowscentral.com/sh...=1#post3777243
    My surface pro 3 wouldn't power on. I left the band on the power button for four hours, took off, couldn't power on. Left the band on overnight, came to work this morning, lo and behold, it powered on!
    Last year I had the motherboard replaced in this thing for close to $500 because it wouldn't power on - now I'm wondering if this would have solved the problem?
    This totally reminds me of the paperclip/business card BlackBerry Storm trick. Some of us had trouble with our clicky screens not being very clicky, BUT when you put a paperclip, business card or part of a credit card inside the back, between the back cover and the battery, all of a sudden you had a VERY clicky screen! lol
    04-09-2019 12:30 PM
  2. timothee_revil's Avatar
    Thank you cheesarah! I was skeptical, but it revived my SP3 (for now), that would do absolutely nothing when I pressed any combination of buttons. Microsoft Support told me it was probably a battery issue, and that my Surface was dead.

    This is a very bizarre fix...
    02-24-2020 02:04 PM
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