Original post by: Jaroslav Grochal ,
Will Surface RT work without digitizer/touch?
I removed cables from digitizer board due totally broken digitizer glass, but now Surface did not start, stuck on black screen with "Surface" text only, no rotating circle. Tried all reset tips, include volume-down and power button to start USB repair, but nothing happens, USB LED never blink. I hope that Surface RT HW is ok, only initial sequence wait for digitizer response, so probably I need to replace digitizer, but I want to know if someone faced same problem? Another thing - RED LED on PCB near left microphone lights immediately after power button press for about 3 seconds then starts fast blinkink forever, together with "Surface" stuck screen. I did not found any information about this RED LED, this is probably totally unknown diagnostic object for Surface RT community.