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Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Kickstand Replacement

What you need

  1. Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Kickstand Replacement, Open the kickstand: step 1, image 1 of 3 Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Kickstand Replacement, Open the kickstand: step 1, image 2 of 3 Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Kickstand Replacement, Open the kickstand: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Lift the kickstand to expose the hinge screws.

  2. Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Kickstand Replacement, Remove the kickstand screws: step 2, image 1 of 2 Microsoft Surface Pro 7 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 7 Kickstand Replacement, Close the kickstand: step 3, image 1 of 3 Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Kickstand Replacement, Close the kickstand: step 3, image 2 of 3 Microsoft Surface Pro 7 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 7 Kickstand Replacement, Remove the kickstand: step 4, image 1 of 3 Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Kickstand Replacement, Remove the kickstand: step 4, image 2 of 3 Microsoft Surface Pro 7 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 the above steps in reverse order.

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Sam Omiotek

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2 Comments

One of the hinges broke on my Surface Pro 6.

1. I removed the broken hinge, closed the kickstand and duct taped the seam.

2. I opened the kickstand wide and duct taped the seam.

The single hinge and duct tape seem to be working!

"Spare the duct tape, spoil the job." - Red Green

P Best - Reply

What are the parts used for this fix?

Andrea Shaw - Reply

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