Introduction

If you have tried multiple times but cannot get the Microsoft Surface 2 to turn on, you may need to replace the I/O cable, which houses the charging port. This cable will also need to be replaced if your SD card slot is not working properly.

Begin by using a heat gun or the iOpener (This will take longer.) to melt the adhesive all around the outer edge of the screen. Avoid holding the heat gun too close to the Microsoft Surface 2 so as to not cause any unwanted warping. Avoid touching the metal end of the gun. It will be very hot and can burn you.
  • Begin by using a heat gun or the iOpener (This will take longer.) to melt the adhesive all around the outer edge of the screen.

  • Avoid holding the heat gun too close to the Microsoft Surface 2 so as to not cause any unwanted warping.

  • Avoid touching the metal end of the gun. It will be very hot and can burn you.

  • Insert the opening picks just under the screen and black edging. Be sure to place them evenly on each side.

  • Using the gap created by the picks, slowly pry the screen from the body of the Microsoft Surface 2 with a plastic opening tool. Pry as uniformly as possible.

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Once the screen is free from the body, there will be a single ribbon cable connecting the screen to the motherboard. Use a plastic spudger to pry the retaining clip away from the display cable. The ribbon cable may be glued to the motherboard.
  • Once the screen is free from the body, there will be a single ribbon cable connecting the screen to the motherboard.

  • Use a plastic spudger to pry the retaining clip away from the display cable.

    • The ribbon cable may be glued to the motherboard.

  • Carefully pull the ribbon cable from its socket on the motherboard.

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Work  close to Magnetic Project Map to avoid losing screws. Remove ten 3.45 mm T3 screws from the corners of the black plastic bezel.
  • Work close to Magnetic Project Map to avoid losing screws.

  • Remove ten 3.45 mm T3 screws from the corners of the black plastic bezel.

  • Remove the remaining seventeen 4.4 mm T5 screws from the perimeter of the bezel.

  • Once all screws have been removed, lift and remove the bezel from the rest of the device.

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Remove the two 2.19 mm T3 screws that hold down the SD card ribbon cable. Remove the two 3.27 mm T3 screws holding down the charging port.
  • Remove the two 2.19 mm T3 screws that hold down the SD card ribbon cable.

  • Remove the two 3.27 mm T3 screws holding down the charging port.

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Use a spudger to pry up the retaining plate at the end of the ribbon cable. The retaining chip may be glued to the motherboard. Use the spudger to flip up the small retaining flap on the cable's zero insertion force connector.
  • Use a spudger to pry up the retaining plate at the end of the ribbon cable.

    • The retaining chip may be glued to the motherboard.

  • Use the spudger to flip up the small retaining flap on the cable's zero insertion force connector.

    • Make sure you are prying up on the retaining flap, not the connector itself.

  • Remove the ribbon cable from its port.

    • No force is needed to plug in or remove the ribbon cable.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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I want to replace the battery of Microsoft Surface 2, which steps I have to follow to replace it?

Piero Sabino - Reply

Cosa devo utilizzare per attaccare il cavo del display sotto al fermaglio di distanza, colla o nastro biadesivo?

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