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    USB-C Charging and Overheating?

    Since Day 1, I've been running my SL3 with a USB-C hub to charge it. The fans are nearly always running, and the case is always hot. This past weekend, I charged it using a Surface Connect power supply, and the fans were silent. I've since verified that with another power supply. Does anyone...
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    Firmware Updates (July 23)

    Yesterday, my SL3 updated its firmware. See: Surface Laptop 3 update history That's fine, and I have had no problems so far. However, I am curious to know exactly what was done to the machine. According to the link (above), the July 23 update "Improves USBC performance" and "Improves...
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    My laptop is warm in the morning...

    Traditionally, I have my machines set to hibernate after a period of time or when the lid is closed (depending). New to the SL3, I have similar settings in the power plan. BUT. They don't work. Often I'll come into my office in the morning, and the machine clearly has been running. It's...
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    Has anyone got some spare feet?

    I am about to upgrade the SSD in my SL3/i5 unit from 128GB to 512GB. I will try to preserve the feet, but it sounds like that could be iffy. I understand that Microsoft sells the feet, but only in quantity. This leads me to ask whether anyone here has a spare set or two of (platinum or black...
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    Dealing with a Broken Hinge -- Duct Tape?

    I recently picked up a Surface Pro 4 for cheap, to upgrade from my very minimal first exposure with the Surface Pro 3. The reason that the SP4 was cheap was that one of the kickstand hinges is broken. I thought about getting a case for it, but I like the small size of the SP. Then I had an...

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