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  1. Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Kickstand Replacement, Open the kickstand: step 1, image 1 of 3 Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Kickstand Replacement, Open the kickstand: step 1, image 2 of 3 Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Kickstand Replacement, Open the kickstand: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Lift the kickstand to expose the hinge screws.

  2. Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Kickstand Replacement, Remove the kickstand screws: step 2, image 1 of 2 Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Kickstand Replacement, Remove the kickstand screws: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the four 2.7 mm T3 screws—two on each side of the kickstand.

  3. Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Kickstand Replacement, Close the kickstand: step 3, image 1 of 3 Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Kickstand Replacement, Close the kickstand: step 3, image 2 of 3 Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Kickstand Replacement, Close the kickstand: step 3, image 3 of 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.

  4. Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Kickstand Replacement, Remove the kickstand: step 4, image 1 of 3 Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Kickstand Replacement, Remove the kickstand: step 4, image 2 of 3 Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Kickstand Replacement, Remove the kickstand: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • 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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