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  1. Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Screen Adhesive Replacement, Remove the old adhesive: step 1, image 1 of 3 Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Screen Adhesive Replacement, Remove the old adhesive: step 1, image 2 of 3 Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Screen Adhesive Replacement, Remove the old adhesive: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Scrape away all traces of adhesive and debris from the Surface's case and screen.

    • Use high concentration isopropyl alcohol (over 90%) or iFixit adhesive remover and a lint-free cloth to clean the adhesion surfaces on both the case and the screen.

    • If glue or glass remnants are left behind, the new screen will not mount correctly and may be damaged.

    • Lay the adhesive strips out to get an idea of where they go.

  2. Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Screen Adhesive Replacement, Apply the new adhesive: step 2, image 1 of 2 Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Screen Adhesive Replacement, Apply the new adhesive: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Peel the white backing off of one adhesive strip, and carefully align it with the edge that matches the cutouts in the strip.

    • Lay the strip down lightly on its matching edge and make sure all the cutouts and edges of the strip line up with the Surface case.

    • Once aligned, use your fingers to press the adhesive strip down against the case.

    • Repeat this procedure for the remaining three adhesive strips.

  3. Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Screen Adhesive Replacement, Install the display: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Continue reassembly until the cables are reconnected and you're ready to install the screen.

    • If possible, test your screen's functionality before sticking it in place.

    • Remove the clear backing from the adhesive strips.

    • Align the screen with the case and set it on top of the adhesive. Once it's aligned, press down on the edges of the screen to set the adhesive.

    • Apply a few books worth of weight on top of the screen for an hour to help the adhesive bond.

Conclusion

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

Repair didn’t go as planned? Try some basic troubleshooting, or ask our Answers community for help.

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