Introduction

If your volume control button has been getting stuck or malfunctioning, it is very likely that it needs to be replaced. This guide is a step by step process on how to go about fixing it.

Image 1/3: Avoid holding the heat gun too close to the Microsoft Surface 2 so as to not cause any unwanted warping. Image 2/3: Avoid touching the metal end of the gun. It will be very hot and can burn you. Image 3/3: Insert the opening picks just under the screen and black edging. Be sure to place them evenly on each side.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Use a plastic spudger to pry the retaining clip away from the display cable. Image 2/3: The ribbon cable may be glued to the motherboard. Image 3/3: Carefully pull the ribbon cable from its socket on 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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Image 1/2: Remove ten 3.45 mm T3 screws from the corners of the black plastic bezel. Image 2/2: Remove the remaining seventeen 4.4 mm T5 screws from the perimeter of the 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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  • Gently peel off the yellow plastic tape using a pair of tweezers.

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Image 1/1: Work close to Magnetic Project Map to avoid losing screws.
  • Remove the two 1.70 mm T3 screws from the volume control switch.

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

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Image 1/1: Make sure you are prying up on the retaining flap, not the connector itself.
  • Use a spudger to lift up the retaining flap on the volume control cable ZIF connector.

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

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Image 1/1: No force is needed to plug in or remove the ribbon cable.
  • Now that the volume control switch is loose, pull it gently away from the motherboard.

    • 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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