Introduction

Use this guide to replace the battery in the screen portion of the Surface Book. The lower/keyboard portion has its own separate battery, and replacing that requires additional instructions.

    • Turn off your Surface Book and detach the display.

    • Heat and apply an iOpener or use a hair dryer or heat gun to heat the perimeter of the display, in order to soften the glue securing it.

    • Use a suction cup or iSclack or pull up on the edge of the display, and create a slight gap between the display glass and the frame.

    • Insert an opening pick into the gap.

    • Use only gentle force with the pick, and keep the display very hot (slightly too hot to touch). If you use too much force and/or allow the glue to harden, the glass will crack.

  1. Use the pick to slice all the way around the perimeter of the display to separate the glue. Gently raise the display, but don't try to fully detach it until the cables underneath are disconnected.
    • Use the pick to slice all the way around the perimeter of the display to separate the glue.

    • Gently raise the display, but don't try to fully detach it until the cables underneath are disconnected.

  2. 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. 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. 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.
    • 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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  4. Next, remove the metal shield covering the other ribbon.  Then remove the ribbon. Next, remove the metal shield covering the other ribbon.  Then remove the ribbon. Next, remove the metal shield covering the other ribbon.  Then remove the ribbon.
    • Next, remove the metal shield covering the other ribbon. Then remove the ribbon.

  5. Use a T3 Torx driver to remove 18 screws.
    • Use a T3 Torx driver to remove 18 screws.

  6. Next, disconnect the ribbon from the charging port. Ensure that you gently remove the ribbon.
    • Next, disconnect the ribbon from the charging port.

    • Ensure that you gently remove the ribbon.

  7. 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.
    • 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.

  8. 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.
    • 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.

Conclusion

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

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7 Comments

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.

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