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  1. Remove the two T5 Torx screws, then take off the kickstand. Remove the two T5 Torx screws, then take off the kickstand. Remove the two T5 Torx screws, then take off the kickstand.
    • Remove the two T5 Torx screws, then take off the kickstand.

  2. Use an iOpener or heat gun to melt the adhesive. Insert 21 opening picks under the display. Slowly lift off the display.
    • Use an iOpener or heat gun to melt the adhesive.

    • Insert 21 opening picks under the display.

    • Slowly lift off the display.

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  4. Remove the four ribbon cables connecting  to the motherboard with a spudger. Remove the 52 screws securing the motherboard to the metal plates and the plastic bezel. Lift off the motherboard.
    • Remove the four ribbon cables connecting to the motherboard with a spudger.

    • Remove the 52 screws securing the motherboard to the metal plates and the plastic bezel.

    • Lift off the motherboard.

  5. Unscrew the two screws on the mSATA SSD and remove the SSD. (Note: This image is from a first generation Surface Pro, but it works)
    • Unscrew the two screws on the mSATA SSD and remove the SSD. (Note: This image is from a first generation Surface Pro, but it works)

Conclusion

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

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Ronnie

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How do you glue the back on? It looks like the adhesive that holds it on is messed up bad when it's removed.

Nate Barnes - Reply

Hi Nate,

Have you figured this out? I was wondering the same thing.

Adi V -

You have to use double sided tape for electronics. They sell it on amazon. Use 5mm or wider to make sure the screen doesn’t fall out. Heat after application to make sure the glue sets properly.

Aaron Payer -

Wow, I have been contemplating one of these but after seeing that picture with the heat gun, it looks like you might as well consider it a sealed box.

Mark T - Reply

Screen came off just fine using a hair dryer, but my Surface Pro 2 differs from these directions. Specifically, I got stuck not being able to remove the bezel because I don't have a T2 bit. My bezel screws are 5 x T5, 14 x T3, and 4 x T2. That doesn't match the photo shown here in step 3.

Boyd Patterson - Reply

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