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If the speaker is not playing at its optimal level or the audio output seems to be malfunctioning , the speakers most likely need to be changed. Use this guide to replace the speakers in your Microsoft Surface 2 . Make sure to use a standard nylon spudger and not a metal one.

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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Work close to Magnetic Project Map to avoid losing screws.
  • Work close to Magnetic Project Map to avoid losing screws.

  • Using a T3 screwdriver, unscrew and remove the 3.5mm screws holding down the silver plates located at the corners of the device.

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Using tweezers, remove the cable connecting the speaker to the motherboard. Peel up the tiny strip of yellow tape securing the cable to the motherboard.
  • Using tweezers, remove the cable connecting the speaker to the motherboard.

  • Peel up the tiny strip of yellow tape securing the cable to the motherboard.

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Lifting from the inmost end of the speaker, use a spudger to carefully pry the speaker from the motherboard. Lifting from the inmost end of the speaker, use a spudger to carefully pry the speaker from the motherboard.
  • Lifting from the inmost end of the speaker, use a spudger to carefully pry the speaker from the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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