Of course they didn't work. I'm sorry I didn't reply to this earlier. Design and Features The Docking Station for Surface Pro 3 is an updated version of the design we saw on the original , which was made for use with the older 11-inch Surface tablets. If these steps don't work, try reinstalling the driver: Open Device Manager, right-click or tap and hold the name of the device, and select Uninstall. Mark Hachman Why you're buying the dock: extra ports. Click on this on how you can update your Surface Dock.
Let us know in the comments section! You can now purchase a Surface Pro 3 Docking Station in the United States and Canada, and if you preordered one, you should have just received it. The monitor plugged into the docking station does not work. Your Surface Pro 4 will fit securely in your docking station and you can enjoy all your peripheral devices. For the record, I had the same issue as you when I tried the Microsoft Surface Dock Updater; - it just kept telling me to connect the dock, when it was already connected. Apologies in advance for the long post, but this is a complex problem I've been battling for months now. I'm a little leery about trying the Surface Diagnostic Tool. So far, I haven't had any problem with audio.
Microsoft removed the mic jack from the Surface Pro 2 dock, probably because no one was using it. This page contains all the instructions and files you need to print your own adapter. Naturally, he is now a journalist, writing about tec. Mark Hachman You can use the connectors on the back of the dock, but the connectors on the tablet itself are more accessible. It continued working for several months and when it quit again, I repeated the upside down routine.
Here is my pros and cons: Pros: - With the right mini display adapters it works great. I haven't had time to try to replace the port yet, but that is the plan. Feel free to post back if you have any concerns. When your is your , and your laptop is your , it may not be enough to have one mobile device with limited features. Those who need a wired network connection now have that available, while most any user can benefit from an assortment of peripherals that can be used, from keyboards and mice to monitors and external storage. With the Surface Pro 3 expanding to 13 inches, the docking station gets an upgrade as well, with a larger, refined design. Each of the scenarios above will support two external displays for a total of three, since you can still use the Surface Pro 3 display as well.
Unlike the magnesium-alloy used on the Surface itself, the docking station is made of black plastic. Make sure that the connection is secure and the indicator light is on. I tried a couple other things like downloading and running the Microsoft Surface Dock Updater. For a few months now my Surface Pro 3 docking station has been erratic. The easiest way to get one is to visit.
Essential gear for the Surface series - I have a Surface Pro 4 and my son has just got a new Surface for his graduation present. I don't think you are at much risk running the diagnostic tool. For the is already a tablet that is already almost a two-in-one notebook. You can also try rolling back display adapter driver. Limited options for display and sound. Not sure if there's a physical Microsoft Store location near you? The Ethernet port is not detected when the Surface is docked. Hi, Video issues with Surface Pro docking station is usually caused by loose connections.
Using the Microsoft Surface Dock Updater and performing a clean install should've resolved the issue. It also charges fine in the docking station. Here's how to get the necessary adapter and how to put everything together. I've not tried higher resolution monitors. After almost 3 years of nearly flawless service, my Surface Pro 3 Docking Station suddenly stopped working mostly. When a Surface Pro has problems they certainly are challenging! The dock has three main parts: a center portion that houses the various ports and connectors; and two extending side brackets that slide inward to lock the tablet in place.
I have no ties to the company, but I have used a ton of adapters and these just work with everything. Surface Dock was built to boost your productivity. I lacked the appropriate miniDisplayPort adapters to test this properly. In those cases, the docking station has to be power cycled to detect the Ethernet port again. To access this option, go to Your Orders and choose Get product support.