Original post by: Lucas ,
champagnecharly I bought a lot of 3 broken screen surface pro3s, hoping to just replace the digitizer and resell. They're all still running the stock windows os. One was ver 1.0 One was ver 1.1 I bought a single 0.5 since they are so abundant on ali express. I plugged the new ver 0.5 screen/digitizer into each surface, let windows updates run, and after a few restarts, the screen came to life. I was hoping that windows would search for the correct firmware and I could just extract, but I haven't gotten past the sporadic responses. After that I was going to try a different os but I wanted to verify other situations first.