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Introduction

The kickstand of your Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is a convenient feature of the device, but if it breaks off or stops holding your tablet upright, you may want to replace it. Follow this guide to replace the kickstand of your Microsoft Surface Pro 5. This is a quick and easy repair that will greatly improve the usability of the Surface Pro 5.

  1. Lift the kickstand about 90º to reveal the hinges. Lift the kickstand about 90º to reveal the hinges. Lift the kickstand about 90º to reveal the hinges.
    • Lift the kickstand about 90º to reveal the hinges.

  2. Remove the four 2.7 mm T3 Torx screws, two from each hinge. Remove the four 2.7 mm T3 Torx screws, two from each hinge.
    • Remove the four 2.7 mm T3 Torx screws, two from each hinge.

  3. Lower the kickstand to about a 15-30º angle from the device. Gently pull the kickstand away from the device, rocking left to right to disengage the adhesive tabs connecting the kickstand to the device.
    • Lower the kickstand to about a 15-30º angle from the device.

    • Gently pull the kickstand away from the device, rocking left to right to disengage the adhesive tabs connecting the kickstand to the device.

    • During reassembly, be sure to reinsert the two adhesive tabs into the slots on the back of the device before installing the screws in the hinges.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow the above steps in reverse order.

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