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Microsoft Surface 2 I/O Cable Replacement

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    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

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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.

    • 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.

Conclusion

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

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2 Comments

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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