1. Place the Surface Book on a table with the camera towards you.  Place plastic spudgers in the indentations located on the top of the screen.  Use the iOpener to loosen up the adhesive.   opening picks from the iFixit Pro Kit work great here.  NOTE:  The speaker grills are cosmetic, don't worry about damaging them.
    • Place the Surface Book on a table with the camera towards you. Place plastic spudgers in the indentations located on the top of the screen. Use the iOpener to loosen up the adhesive. opening picks from the iFixit Pro Kit work great here. NOTE: The speaker grills are cosmetic, don't worry about damaging them.

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  2. Use the spudgers  to gently pry the screen apart from the back of the Surface Book.  Open carefully, ensuring to not disconnect ribbons on the back side.
    • Use the spudgers to gently pry the screen apart from the back of the Surface Book. Open carefully, ensuring to not disconnect ribbons on the back side.

    • Be careful not to rip the ribbons in the back out.

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    • The ribbons are circled. Begin by removing the ribbon on the right (in red). With the curved tweezers, carefully remove the metal bracket to expose the end of the ribbon. Remove ribbon.

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    • Next, remove the metal shield covering the other ribbon. Then remove the ribbon.

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    • Begin by removing the 18 three millimeter screws using a hex-bit.

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    • Next, disconnect the ribbon from the charging port.

    • Ensure that you gently remove the ribbon.

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    • Remove the black plastic strip.

    • Then use a spudger to remove the ribbon under the black strip.

    • Make sure that you gently remove the ribbon.

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    • Gently raise the motherboard slightly.

    • Don't manhandle the motherboard.

    • Use a spudger to gently pry the battery. The battery runs underneath the motherboard. Pull free to the right.

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Conclusion

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

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Good day, Where would you purchase the batteries. Both are swollen and need changing.

Shavaun - Reply

I got mine off ebay, just do a search, it was like 20 bucks.

sjsmith801 -

First thing’s first, MS will send you a new SurfaceBook Pro if your battery is swollen. They just replaced my 3yo SBP; I did not have an extended warranty and was definitely out of warranty support. Contact them before you attempt the repair on your own.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-ie/help...

Raymond Piller - Reply

The motherboard screws are a star pattern, not a hex, and definitely much, much smaller than 3mm. Anyone know what size tool, and what toolhead pattern? Torx maybe?

sjsmith801 - Reply

I used a T03 Torx bit. However, I had to remove far more than 18 screws.

Joel Harris -

I recommend updating this to clarify that it refers to replacement of the battery in the screen, and not the one in the keyboard/base.

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