Introduction

This guide will go over how to replace the charging port on the Microsoft Surface Pro 5, also known as the Microsoft Surface Pro (2017). The iOpener is used in this guide, but a hair dryer or heat gun could also be used. See instructions for the iOpener here.

Heat the iOpener tool and apply to one edge of the device.
  • Heat the iOpener tool and apply to one edge of the device.

  • Heat guns or blow dryers may work but run a higher risk of damaging the screen and other components.

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Pry up the screen with a plastic opening tool or a plastic opening pick.
  • Pry up the screen with a plastic opening tool or a plastic opening pick.

  • Attempt to begin prying from the speaker slots.

  • Multiple heating applications may be necessary to effectively pry up the screen from the adhesive.

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Pry up the metal shield covering the smaller ribbon cable port using the plastic opening tool. Disconnect the smaller ribbon cable by prying up with the nylon spudger.
  • Pry up the metal shield covering the smaller ribbon cable port using the plastic opening tool.

  • Disconnect the smaller ribbon cable by prying up with the nylon spudger.

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Pry up the metal shield covering the larger ribbon cable port using the plastic opening tool and remove. Disconnect the larger ribbon cable by prying up with the nylon spudger.
  • Pry up the metal shield covering the larger ribbon cable port using the plastic opening tool and remove.

  • Disconnect the larger ribbon cable by prying up with the nylon spudger.

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Remove the screen from the rest of the device .
  • Remove the screen from the rest of the device .

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Pry off the protective metal shield covering the main processor using either the nylon spudger or the plastic opening tool.
  • Pry off the protective metal shield covering the main processor using either the nylon spudger or the plastic opening tool.

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Remove the four silver Torx T5 x 3mm screws holding the heat sink onto the main processor.
  • Remove the four silver Torx T5 x 3mm screws holding the heat sink onto the main processor.

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Remove the remaining five black Torx T4 x 3mm screws holding down the heat sink assembly. Remove the remaining five black Torx T4 x 3mm screws holding down the heat sink assembly.
  • Remove the remaining five black Torx T4 x 3mm screws holding down the heat sink assembly.

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Remove the heat sink from the device by grabbing one of the copper bars with your fingers and lifting straight up.
  • Remove the heat sink from the device by grabbing one of the copper bars with your fingers and lifting straight up.

  • Avoid touching the thermal paste that is on the back of the heat sink and on the front of the CPU. If you get thermal paste on your hands, wash it off with mild soap and water.

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Pry up the metal cover on the motherboard using either the nylon spudger or plastic opening tool.
  • Pry up the metal cover on the motherboard using either the nylon spudger or plastic opening tool.

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Use a T4 Torx driver to remove the two 3mm screws from the ribbon holder on top of the colored cables.
  • Use a T4 Torx driver to remove the two 3mm screws from the ribbon holder on top of the colored cables.

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Use a T4 Torx driver to remove the two 3mm screws holding the charging port assembly to the case.
  • Use a T4 Torx driver to remove the two 3mm screws holding the charging port assembly to the case.

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Use the nylon spudger to pop off the ribbon connector for the ribbon going over the charging port connection.
  • Use the nylon spudger to pop off the ribbon connector for the ribbon going over the charging port connection.

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Remove the ribbon by lifting up and sliding out the connector.
  • Remove the ribbon by lifting up and sliding out the connector.

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Use the nylon spudger to pop up the clamp on the charging port connection.
  • Use the nylon spudger to pop up the clamp on the charging port connection.

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Grab the opened clamp on the charging port connecting cables and disconnect it by pulling back.
  • Grab the opened clamp on the charging port connecting cables and disconnect it by pulling back.

  • This may take some force to disconnect.

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Remove the charging port by pulling the connector in the direction of the batteries.
  • Remove the charging port by pulling the connector in the direction of the batteries.

  • Pull carefully so that the cables do not get pulled out of the connector.

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Conclusion

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

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