Today I almost freaked out when my surface didn’t start, but thankfully to the internet and a great blog I found I eventually managed to start my surface again.
My problem was that even if the electrical cord was attached and the light was in the cord, nothing happend when I pushed the power-on button.
So in case you have the same problem, I will re post the solution here:
“Hold the volume + button, and the power button down for about 20 seconds. Release the buttons, and then push the power button again. The screen will flash the “Surface” logo and the Surface will start right up.”
Here are some other possible solutions:
- Attach your power supply to the device and make sure that the indicator light on the cable is illuminated (If it does not illuminate, try a different outlet, if it still doesn’t illuminate, you may have a faulty power supply)
- Hold down the power button on the top right side of the device for 10 seconds
- Release the power button for a moment
- Repeatedly depress the power button for 2 second intervals
- Hold the volume + button, and the power button down for about 20 seconds. Release the buttons, and then push the power button again. The screen will flash the “Surface” logo and the Surface will start right up.
Within a few seconds, the device should power on. If not, well, rinse and repeat. By that I mean, detach the power supply, reattach and repeat.
Thank you for the tip Lane and Windows RT Source: http://www.winrtsource.com/2013/01/16/surface-wont-turn-on/
Wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New SharePoint Year.