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Introduction

If you need to replace the kickstand of your Microsoft Surface Pro 6, this guide will show you how.

The kickstand is the part of the tablet that allows it to be propped up. If it breaks or is damaged, you might want to replace it. It’s possible that your kickstand could become wobbly from overuse or if you drop it. The repair is not a difficult process, and you won’t have to take apart the actual Surface Pro 6. You’ll just have to remove and replace the kickstand itself.

Parts

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  1. Lift the kickstand to expose the hinge screws. Lift the kickstand to expose the hinge screws. Lift the kickstand to expose the hinge screws.
    • Lift the kickstand to expose the hinge screws.

  2. Remove the four 2.7 mm T3 screws—two on each side of the kickstand. Remove the four 2.7 mm T3 screws—two on each side of the kickstand.
    • Remove the four 2.7 mm T3 screws—two on each side of the kickstand.

  3. Move the kickstand back down to a flat position. The hinges are stiff and you may need to use some force to get it down. The hinges are stiff and you may need to use some force to get it down.
    • Move the kickstand back down to a flat position.

    • The hinges are stiff and you may need to use some force to get it down.

  4. Remove the kickstand from the back cover. There are two adhesive tabs in the middle of the kickstand that disengage most easily when the kickstand is pulled directly downward from the device. Be sure to insert these tabs when reinstalling the new kickstand before replacing the screws.
    • Remove the kickstand from the back cover.

    • There are two adhesive tabs in the middle of the kickstand that disengage most easily when the kickstand is pulled directly downward from the device.

    • Be sure to insert these tabs when reinstalling the new kickstand before replacing the screws.

Conclusion

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

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Any way to replace the hinges themself?

Only-Wonder - Reply

Also trying to find this out.

Bobby Stephenson -

Thank you so much. I use the Surface 6 in portrait mode to read and use the kickstand as a grip/hand rest to prevent wrist strain. This meant the screws came loose constantly and I had to try and tighten them using my fingertip; not ideal. With the newly purchased Manta kit, and this guide, they are properly tightened again for the first time in over a year.

Chris Goodluck - Reply

If you find that that the kickstand screws are still coming loose, I suggest applying a dab of blue Loctite (or nail polish if in a pinch) to the screws to help them hold in place.

Arthur Shi -

The hinge mechanism has come completely loose so that the stand will not glide back into position. I thought it was the adhesive pads keeping it in place. Reading the instructions above, I now see that these pads can be put back into position. There is a whole Youtube showing the headaches of this kickstand hinge situation. The best bet is to buy a cover with a kickstand attached.

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