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Microsoft Surface Pro 8 SSD Replacement

What you need

  1. Microsoft Surface Pro 8 SSD Replacement, Remove the access cover: step 1, image 1 of 3 Microsoft Surface Pro 8 SSD Replacement, Remove the access cover: step 1, image 2 of 3 Microsoft Surface Pro 8 SSD Replacement, Remove the access cover: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Power down the Surface device fully before doing anything.

    • With the screen face down, move the kickstand as far back as it will go.

    • Look for the access cover, to the left of the Microsoft logo.

    • Use a SIM Tool to push in the pin. The cover will pop up, and then you can remove it.

  2. Microsoft Surface Pro 8 SSD Replacement, Unscrew the Bolt: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Use a T3 Torx screwdriver and carefully remove the screw (highlighted in blue) holding the SSD into place. Put it somewhere safe for reuse.

    • Magnetic bits are your friend for this!

  3. Microsoft Surface Pro 8 SSD Replacement, Remove SSD: step 3, image 1 of 2 Microsoft Surface Pro 8 SSD Replacement, Remove SSD: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Once the screw is out, remove the SSD by gently pulling on it.

    • Do not push up on the SSD. This can cause the connector to break.

Conclusion

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

If the device does not power on after swapping the SSD, simply plug it in and turn it on.

Note that (if you plan on reusing the SSD) all Surface devices have BitLocker turned on by default. If you want to remove BitLocker, click here.

Also, reinstalling Windows will be different as specific drivers are needed for the detachable keyboard and the touch screen. To make a Windows install for any Surface device, click here. You will need a flash drive of more than 16GB in size.

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Ryan Kirby

Member since: 09/24/17

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The screw and required driver are NOT T4 but Torx Plus 3IP (Torx 3 will do the job) according to the MS Service Manual (856727 Microsoft Surface Surface Pro 8 Service Guide - linked at the product page here at ifixit.

Waldbaer - Reply

If your Screw Strips, like the one of my GF did, you will need a M 1.2 x 2 Screw and a washer to secure the SSD again. I got mine here: https://online-schrauben.de/shop/
They aren't cheap but the fit, aren't too long and work properly, unlike the ones you get from Amazon.

The dimensions I used are:
DIN 84 ST M 1,2 x 2 (Screw)

ISO 7089 A2 200HV 1,6 (Washer)

Have a good one guys.

Heero Yuy - Reply

you just saved my butt. Thank you.

Alexander Weinhart -

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