To avoid electrical shocks, unplug and turn off your Surface Pro 2 before proceeding. To avoid electrical shocks, unplug and turn off your Surface Pro 2 before proceeding.
  • To avoid electrical shocks, unplug and turn off your Surface Pro 2 before proceeding.

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Avoid any skin or eye contact with the heating pad or heating gun because they may cause bodily harm.
  • Avoid any skin or eye contact with the heating pad or heating gun because they may cause bodily harm.

  • Using a heating pad or heating gun, heat the edges of the screen to soften the glue. This area extends roughly one inch from the edge of the device.

  • The glue is under the darker border of the device display.

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Using a plastic opening tool and a suction cup as needed for leverage, gently insert one edge of the opening tool under the corner of the screen.
  • Using a plastic opening tool and a suction cup as needed for leverage, gently insert one edge of the opening tool under the corner of the screen.

  • If the tool does not easily slide under the screen, return to heating before proceeding.

  • Slowly work the tool around the entire edge of the screen.

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Detach the orange cables that connect the screen to the motherboard by pulling on the small tabs. Using the nylon spudger, release these cables. Please note the third small connector in red. Allow the glue to cool before letting it come into contact with any other surface.
  • Detach the orange cables that connect the screen to the motherboard by pulling on the small tabs. Using the nylon spudger, release these cables.

  • Please note the third small connector in red.

  • Allow the glue to cool before letting it come into contact with any other surface.

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Make sure that the front-facing camera is completely disconnected, and then remove the plastic bracket. Remove the 22 screws on the bezel. Remove the left and right brackets; the left has 16 screws and the right has 15 screws.
  • Make sure that the front-facing camera is completely disconnected, and then remove the plastic bracket.

  • Remove the 22 screws on the bezel.

  • Remove the left and right brackets; the left has 16 screws and the right has 15 screws.

  • The three different torx screws used are T3, T4, and T5.

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Once the brackets are removed, set them aside. The motherboard itself also has screws. Remove the 25 screws of varying sizes that attach the motherboard to the back plate.
  • Once the brackets are removed, set them aside.

  • The motherboard itself also has screws.

  • Remove the 25 screws of varying sizes that attach the motherboard to the back plate.

  • View the attached photo of a screw diagram to help keep track of your screws.

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You have now completely removed the motherboard, and it should look like the pictures shown. Be sure to be cautious with all the connections with the cables on the motherboard. Be sure to be cautious with all the connections with the cables on the motherboard.
  • You have now completely removed the motherboard, and it should look like the pictures shown.

  • Be sure to be cautious with all the connections with the cables on the motherboard.

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The entire assembly can be removed by taking out one final screw. These screws as well as the ribbon were removed during the perquisite guide for removing the motherboard.
  • The entire assembly can be removed by taking out one final screw.

  • These screws as well as the ribbon were removed during the perquisite guide for removing the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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