Introduction

Use this guide to replace the battery pack in the Microsoft Surface Pro.

*In order to access the battery, refer to the Microsoft Surface Pro Teardown Guide to remove the screen and core components of the Surface Pro.

Teardown Guide

Using a T5 Torx screwdriver, remove a total of 23 screws from the screen bezel of the Surface Pro. Using a T5 Torx screwdriver, remove a total of 23 screws from the screen bezel of the Surface Pro.
  • Using a T5 Torx screwdriver, remove a total of 23 screws from the screen bezel of the Surface Pro.

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Lift the screen bezel from the Surface Pro.
  • Lift the screen bezel from the Surface Pro.

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Remove the 6 T5 screws from the panels on each side of the frame. Remove 23 T2 screws from the panels.
  • Remove the 6 T5 screws from the panels on each side of the frame.

  • Remove 23 T2 screws from the panels.

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Lift both metal panels from the frame.
  • Lift both metal panels from the frame.

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Using tweezers, gently pull the eight orange ribbon cables from their sockets. Using tweezers, gently pull the eight orange ribbon cables from their sockets.
  • Using tweezers, gently pull the eight orange ribbon cables from their sockets.

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Unscrew the 17 T5 torx screws on the mother board with the T5 torx screw driver Unscrew the 17 T5 torx screws on the mother board with the T5 torx screw driver
  • Unscrew the 17 T5 torx screws on the mother board with the T5 torx screw driver

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Once all screws are removed, gently lift up  the logic board with your hands to pull it out.
  • Once all screws are removed, gently lift up the logic board with your hands to pull it out.

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Use your hands to pry off the entire battery pack with enough force to overcome the glue keeping the batteries in place. Use your hands to pry off the entire battery pack with enough force to overcome the glue keeping the batteries in place.
  • Use your hands to pry off the entire battery pack with enough force to overcome the glue keeping the batteries in place.

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Conclusion

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

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Thank you for that awesome guide!

Do you know where can i buy a battery for surface pro 2??

Thanks

John john - Reply

I am also trying to find out where to acquire the Surface Pro batteries...???

Tristan Irons -

im also looking for a surface pro replacement battery.

Lekan Adesanya - Reply

I just bought one for $70 at a site called newpower99.com... should be here in 2 days. I have no idea if it will work, but it says it comes with a toolkit to replace it. I hope it works.

Matt -

Did you have success installing the Newegg battery?

asmac - Reply

sorry, make that newpower99

asmac - Reply

I guess we can assume the people who tired using the aftermarket batteries were killed in the process of repairing their Surface Pro. May their valiant efforts be remembered for all the days.

pocketdrummer - Reply

I completed this repair.

Notes:

The battery from newpower99 is the correct battery. It does not, however, come with the correct screwdrivers to complete the repair. (I believe they sent a T3, T4, and T5 torx when the repair requires a T2, T3, and T5).

The screen removal is the most difficult part of the repair. In addition to the cables on the bottom of the unit as other repairs have mentioned, the screen assembly itself is very vulnerable to being punctured. In places on the screen assembly, there is only a thin layer of tape sealing the gap between what looks like the LCD/Digitizer and the glass panel.

When you are prying the screen off, be very careful about how deep you go, as puncturing the seal can brick your screen (my screen fell victim to it).

To that end, pay very close attention to the bezel width. It is a different width on every edge. The left side is approximately the same width as the bezel on the glass, the right side is a mm or two skinnier, top is skinnier still and the bot is small.

Scalar - Reply

Continued:

Once the screen assembly is off, the repair is not bad. My unit is a surface Pro 2, so there were a few different screw placements, but it's almost the same.

The screws are incredibly obnoxious. Not only do they require three different screwdrivers, there are many multiple widths and lengths within a screw type. Screw organization is a must.

The adhesive is a big problem as well. The tape holding together my battery assembly looks like it bled some adhesive, which cause my logic board to stick to the battery. A precarious few minutes later, I was able to put enough pressure to pull the board without flexing it too much. The battery is basically welded to the back panel with tape and adhesive. It took all my strength to tear it off the back panel.

If you are reading this and looking to complete this repair, do yourself a favor and order a replacement screen assembly ahead of time. They are approximately $60 now, and there is a good chance of the screen not surviving disassembly.

Scalar -

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