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Introduction

If the screen is failing, or if you need to access a component within the Microsoft Surface 2, you may need to remove the screen. A heat gun is recommended for this process. When using the heat gun, avoid touching the metal end and keep it a few inches from the device.

  1. Microsoft Surface 2 Screen Replacement, Screen: step 1, image 1 of 3 Microsoft Surface 2 Screen Replacement, Screen: step 1, image 2 of 3 Microsoft Surface 2 Screen Replacement, Screen: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • 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.

  2. Microsoft Surface 2 Screen Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 3 Microsoft Surface 2 Screen Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 3 Microsoft Surface 2 Screen Replacement: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • 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.

Conclusion

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

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hello, i try to follow your tutorial, without succes. threre is one cable ribon or three?

sophie delalieux - Reply

This tutorial needs more photos. The part where you unclip the cable from the board is not well illustrated (quite easy to damage the socket by pulling the cable too hard instead of unclamping first)

Matthew Schwantes - Reply

While this guide is essentially effective, it fails to mention one important aspect of the repair. The transceiver board that is mounted to the back of the LCD/Digitizer assembly needs to be transferred to the new screen. It is held in place by three T2 screws, two push clips, and two ribbon cables. This is, of course, in the event the replacement screen doesn’t include the transceiver (everyone I have received doesn’t). Otherwise, it is a great tutorial.

Christopher Janes - Reply

did you figure out how to replace the transceiver board? I am in the same position. When I connect just what the directions say, the screen turns on but had no touch capabilities. But when I connect everything, I have nothing but a black screen. Got any tips?

Bob Burgers -

I have issues with touch capabilities too… any solutions?

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