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Old 23-03-2014, 11:52 PM   #2191
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Hi guys

I've been doing some research on surface and such, and I've decided to get one (the rt) solely for work purposes.
Now I'm having some difficulties in where to get one.
To add on, I'm actually open to 2nd hand options...

Any suggestions?
There're currently 2 RT versions available (Surface with Windows RT - first gen, and Surface 2 - second gen)
I bought a used RT using Carousell, but you can try hwz or Gumtree.


BTW, I'm having trouble with drop-down boxes with my RT. I bought the Surface RT mainly for work, but my work site uses drop-downs everywhere. There's a home screen with all the different drop down boxes.
Hadn't thought of testing this when I bought it as I hadn't even imagined that this would happen, I thought all browsers should be at least functional for the basic purposes.
My RT's IE and the alternatives I tried in the Store can't open links in the drop down (drop down closes once I lift my finger).
Defeats the whole purpose of me purchasing the Surface, is there any magical setting that I can do in IE to make it work? Thanks!

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Old 24-03-2014, 12:33 AM   #2192
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anyone knows how to use miracast on windows 8.1?
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Old 24-03-2014, 09:40 AM   #2193
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Hi guys, anyone know where I could get a cheap screen protector for surface rt?
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Old 24-03-2014, 10:10 AM   #2194
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damm trying to get miracast to work so i can mirror onto my tv

but when i swipe right > devices > Project

it doesn't have the add a wireless display option

anyone knows why?

and i have downloaded all the latest updates
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Old 24-03-2014, 10:42 AM   #2195
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damm trying to get miracast to work so i can mirror onto my tv

but when i swipe right > devices > Project

it doesn't have the add a wireless display option

anyone knows why?

and i have downloaded all the latest updates
Ha, sample problem here! I tried going to settings to add a new device. It connected to my tv once (it asked me to type in the access code) but the connection dropped immediately after a minute or two. I can't connect again even when I removed and added the device again. I'm using windows 8.1 pro btw.
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Old 24-03-2014, 10:46 AM   #2196
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Ha, sample problem here! I tried going to settings to add a new device. It connected to my tv once (it asked me to type in the access code) but the connection dropped immediately after a minute or two. I can't connect again even when I removed and added the device again. I'm using windows 8.1 pro btw.
i have been searching around and it seems this is a known problem. Intel has acknowledged the problem and is working for a solution
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Old 24-03-2014, 10:47 AM   #2197
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has anyone tried to make power banks like Yoobao and Anker work with surface?

the problem is the charging head
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Old 24-03-2014, 11:46 AM   #2198
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has anyone tried to make power banks like Yoobao and Anker work with surface?

the problem is the charging head
I think unless u can get a USB charging head that is like surface pro, I think very tough. Wonder whether those folks at Sim Lim tower can do it?
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Old 24-03-2014, 11:58 AM   #2199
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Hi

I purchase a surface pro from Microsoft and the battery cannot charged after 1 week. I send in for repair and after about 6 business days it came back but this time there was something wrong with the stand so again I send in for repair.

This time round I tried to escalate the issue as I spend the money but I still is unable to use it. However, the help desk was helpless. I tried calling everyday since day 1 but in spite of this courier took 2 days to collect and it took another 3 days from courier to MS. After 7 days, MS still have not send me a replacement unit and the help-desk, Ms Jennifer, could use just update the case and is unable to expedite.

I also couldn't help but notice that MS do not have an email or a way to seek higher management. When I wanted to speak to the manager, Ms Jennifer simply put it as it will just further delay the case.

MS has very very poor support very unlike Samsung or Apple that I have experience. Please take note guys.
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Old 24-03-2014, 12:03 PM   #2200
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Post on their Facebook.....best way to hammer them
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Old 24-03-2014, 12:21 PM   #2201
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has anyone tried to make power banks like Yoobao and Anker work with surface?

the problem is the charging head
I think unless u can get a USB charging head that is like surface pro, I think very tough. Wonder whether those folks at Sim Lim tower can do it?
i think there's a output difference from our usual power banks right?
ie: powerbank outputs 5V? but surface takes in 12V?
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Old 24-03-2014, 12:53 PM   #2202
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Got my surface pro 2 from ebay, arrived about a week ago, 2 days after ordering, very fast

one strange problem though, if you rub your hand along the edges of the back, you can feel the electricity
but i guess it's inevitable since the back is made of a conductible material

if anyone wants the source: here
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Old 24-03-2014, 01:38 PM   #2203
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Got my surface pro 2 from ebay, arrived about a week ago, 2 days after ordering, very fast

one strange problem though, if you rub your hand along the edges of the back, you can feel the electricity
but i guess it's inevitable since the back is made of a conductible material

if anyone wants the source: here
I have a surface RT and I feel it too. Especially since I have sweaty palms.
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Old 24-03-2014, 01:56 PM   #2204
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Got my surface pro 2 from ebay, arrived about a week ago, 2 days after ordering, very fast

one strange problem though, if you rub your hand along the edges of the back, you can feel the electricity
but i guess it's inevitable since the back is made of a conductible material

if anyone wants the source: here
I'm using SP1 and it gives out that strange electricity. Its more obvious when I'm charging SP1. Not obvious when not charging. :|

Sigh.... tempted to change to SP2. argh!!!
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Old 24-03-2014, 03:11 PM   #2205
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Just add a rubber case like incipio
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