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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.

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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Gently peel off the yellow plastic tape using a pair of tweezers.
  • Gently peel off the yellow plastic tape using a pair of tweezers.

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Remove the two 1.70 mm T3 screws from the volume control switch.
  • 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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Use a spudger to lift up the retaining flap on the volume control cable ZIF connector.
  • 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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Now that the volume control switch is loose, pull it gently away from the motherboard.
  • 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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