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Introduction

Follow this guide to remove or replace the feet on the bottom of a Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (15").

Parts

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  1. Flip the laptop over and place it on your work surface, feet facing up. Flip the laptop over and place it on your work surface, feet facing up.
    • Flip the laptop over and place it on your work surface, feet facing up.

  2. The feet on the bottom of the laptop are meant to be removed with the pointed end of a spudger. Each foot has a hidden indent that will simplify removal.
    • The feet on the bottom of the laptop are meant to be removed with the pointed end of a spudger.

    • Each foot has a hidden indent that will simplify removal.

    • To make sure the spudger is in the indent, insert it at the nearest long edge, pushing parallel to the short edges of the laptop, as shown.

    • Note that the two feet near the rear (screen) edge are different than the two front feet.

  3. Insert the pointed end of a spudger underneath one of the two rear feet, at its rear edge. Push the spudger underneath the foot and pry up to release it. The two rear feet are secured with some light adhesive.
    • Insert the pointed end of a spudger underneath one of the two rear feet, at its rear edge.

    • Push the spudger underneath the foot and pry up to release it.

    • The two rear feet are secured with some light adhesive.

    • Repeat to remove the second rear foot.

  4. Insert the pointed end of a spudger underneath one of the two front feet, at its front edge. Push the spudger underneath the foot and pry up to release it. The two front feet are secured with plastic clips as well as light adhesive.
    • Insert the pointed end of a spudger underneath one of the two front feet, at its front edge.

    • Push the spudger underneath the foot and pry up to release it.

    • The two front feet are secured with plastic clips as well as light adhesive.

    • Repeat to remove the second front foot.

  5. During reassembly: Note that the front and rear feet are different.
    • During reassembly:

    • Note that the front and rear feet are different.

    • Note that the front feet are directional and only clip in one way.

  6. In place of reusing old, worn out feet on your device, 8 mm rubber furniture pads can be a good substitute. Peel a pad away from its backing, align it over a foot cavity, and press to secure. Peel a pad away from its backing, align it over a foot cavity, and press to secure.
    • In place of reusing old, worn out feet on your device, 8 mm rubber furniture pads can be a good substitute.

    • Peel a pad away from its backing, align it over a foot cavity, and press to secure.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow the above steps in reverse order.

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