Introduction

This guide will go over how to remove the screen 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.

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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.

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  • Remove the screen from the rest of the device .

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Conclusion

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

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Hello Caleb, I am having trouble sourcing a replacement screen. Do you have any suggestions?

Cameron Wells - Reply

There are china ones on eBay now.

Homer D -

Why remove the ribbon cables from the motherboard side (where you have to pry off covers) and not from the LCD? Also, do the covers need to be replaced?

Homer D - Reply

I helped remove the LCD. No technical reason other than ease of access. It was easier to reach the connection points on the motherboard than on the LCD screen. The screen doesn’t lift up very far, making it tough to get at those connections on the screen. But either way should work fine.

The covers don’t need to be replaced. They are thin metal and are held in place by the small tabs you see around the edges. Those covers were fairly pliable, robust enough to handle lifting them off. Just don’t go folding them like a piece of paper :)

Paul Manzer -

After replacing the LCD + Digitizer Assembly I have no backlight. The Screen is responsive to touch and does display but you have to hold it at a certain angle to see anything the screen is so dim. Any suggestions for why the backlight may not be working? I reattached the old display and the backlight doesn’t work on it either anymore. I’m hoping that there is just an issue with the LCD Cable…

Joe Setterbo - Reply

my screen has these “internal cracks” touchscreen works just the screen looks cracked but isnt.

Aamin Ojha - Reply

like phyycally cracked

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