The Microsoft Surface is the first tablet released by Microsoft. It runs Windows RT, which is designed specifically for tablet functionality. Repairs for this device require screwdrivers and prying tools.

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What size torx driver is needed to remove interior torx screws

To access the components in my Surface RT tablet I used a T5 torx driver to remove the back cover. T5 is the smallest torx driver I have. What T size torx driver is needed to remove interior torx screws, such as the screws holding the headphone jack with volume control in place?

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My best advice is to pick up one of these guys: 54 Bit Driver Kit

Its nearly impossible to know exactly what sizes and shapes you will need in advance. Get a decent kit like that and you are set for most jobs. I have that exact one and I use it all the time. Just used it a few minutes ago actually.

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Thanks for the tip. I ordered a set that included drivers down to T2. Another poster stated I would need the T4 driver to complete my repair. Cheers, JD

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You need a T4 and T5 screwdriver. I use these. They're pretty awesome

T5 Torx Screwdriver

T4 Torx Screwdriver

I also use this tear down, as a guide, which iFixit strictly prohibits doing. But I do it all the time anyways!

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T5 Torx Screwdriver

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T4 Torx Screwdriver

$8.95

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Thanks for the quick response iMedic. Now that I know a T4 will work, I ordered a set of drivers that will get the job done . Cheers, JD

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