Introduction

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.

  1. 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.
    • 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. Once the screen is free from the body, there will be a single ribbon cable connecting the screen 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

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

Conclusion

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

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