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If your kickstand has worn out or broken and is no longer supporting your device, use this guide to replace it. You may need to replace the kickstand due to normal wear-and-tear or an accidental drop. The process is very simple and doesn’t require taking the Surface Pro 3 apart. You’re just removing and replacing the kickstand itself.

  1. Lift the kickstand  to a 90º angle to expose the hinge screws.
    • Lift the kickstand to a 90º angle to expose the hinge screws.

  2. Remove the four 3.5 mm T5 screws—two on each side. Remove the four 3.5 mm T5 screws—two on each side.
    • Remove the four 3.5 mm T5 screws—two on each side.

  3. Wiggle the kickstand gently back and forth to disengage the two lightly-adhered tabs connecting the center of the kickstand to the main body. Remove the kickstand from the back cover of the Surface Pro 3.
    • Wiggle the kickstand gently back and forth to disengage the two lightly-adhered tabs connecting the center of the kickstand to the main body.

    • Remove the kickstand from the back cover of the Surface Pro 3.

Conclusion

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

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