Introduction

This guide will teach you how to safely remove the headphone jack from your Surface Pro 3. The guide starts by removing the screen and digitizer and then goes right into removing the headphone jack.

  1. Before you begin, discharge the Surface Pro's battery below 25%. A charged lithium-ion battery can catch fire and/or explode if accidentally damaged during the repair.
    • Before you begin, discharge the Surface Pro's battery below 25%. A charged lithium-ion battery can catch fire and/or explode if accidentally damaged during the repair.

    • The display is strongly glued to the frame of the device.

    • To remove the display, first soften the adhesive by applying heat. You can use a heat pad, heat gun, or iOpener. In a pinch, a hair dryer can also work.

      • Be careful when using a heat gun, as too much heat can permanently damage the display and/or battery.

    • Steadily and evenly heat the perimeter of the display until it's too hot to touch, and try to maintain that temperature for several minutes.

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  2. Use a suction cup or an iSclack to pull up on the glass and create a slight gap between the glass and the metal frame.
    • Use a suction cup or an iSclack to pull up on the glass and create a slight gap between the glass and the metal frame.

      • If your display is badly cracked, a suction cup may not adhere. It may help to first cover the display with a layer of packing tape. Alternatively, you can superglue your suction cup to the display.

    • Carefully insert an opening pick into the gap between the screen and the device to cut the adhesive.

    • Slide the pick around the sides and bottom of the display to cut the adhesive. Apply more heat as needed.

      • Work carefully—the glass is thin and will crack easily if you try to force it.

      • The wi-fi antennas are glued under the screen border along the top edge (on either side of the camera), and can be damaged easily. Use extra care when separating the top edge, and apply more heat if necessary.

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    • Continue to heat sections of the screen with the heat gun.

    • As you make your way around the screen with the heat gun, use the plastic opening tool and the opening picks to pry the screen loose.

    • The screen is extremely thin and very easy to break. Be careful working with broken glass.

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    • Lift the screen up carefully so that no wires are torn.

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    • Remove the 3 mm T3 Torx screw securing the battery connector, and disconnect the battery connector.

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    • Remove the single 4 mm T5 Torx screw securing the display cable.

    • Lift the connector up from the device.

    It's always best to disconnect the battery before disconnecting the display cable. Ensuring there is no power to the device will also ensure you don't damage the backlight components when disconnecting the display. You should also make sure to reattach the display cable before reattaching the battery cable when putting it back together.

    KCrepairguy - Reply

    There is also a tiny little board between the ribbon cable and motherboard. Be sure not to lose it!!! If you do the part is 1631 LCD Contact Shield Plate.

    Joseph Neilson - Reply

    You’ll notice a spring on the back of your old screen. The new screens don’t have that spring so it will need to be transferred over by the heat gun trick.

    Thierry Plouchart - Reply

    On mine this was a T3 screw, not a T5.

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    • Grasp the orange cable connected to the silver connecter.

    • Carefully lift the orange cable up until the connecter pops off.

    • The screen will now be completely disconnected.

    • The replacement display may not include all the parts needed for installation. Save all the parts from the original display, and transfer them to the new display as needed.

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    • Remove the single 4 mm T5 Torx screw.

    • Remove the four 4 mm T3 Torx screws.

    • Remove the single 7 mm T3 Torx screw.

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    • Remove the nut with the 4mm nut driver.

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    • Use the plastic opening tools to remove the black piece.

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    • Carefully remove the gray headphone jack.

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    • Use the metal spudger to remove the black ribbon wire from the device.

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    • Remove the two 4 mm T3 Torx screws.

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    • Finish removing the headphone jack using the metal spudger.

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Conclusion

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

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Very good instructions. But where is the difference between Headphone Jack Assembly with P/N

0801-35U00QS, 0801-35U01QS and 0801-2W900QS? On some of them is also X894488-001 printed in an extra row.

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