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Introduction

Use this guide to replace the charging port in a Microsoft Surface Pro.

  1. Use a heated iOpener or a heat gun to heat the edges of the display and soften its adhesive.
    • Use a heated iOpener or a heat gun to heat the edges of the display and soften its adhesive.

    • If you're using an iOpener it may take several cycles of reheating and applying it to soften the adhesive enough. Every time, let the iOpener sit on the display for at least a minute before reheating to allow the adhesive to soften.

  2. Apply a suction cup as close as possible to the edge of the display. Use the suction cup to lift the edge of the display enough to insert an opening pick under the edge.
    • Apply a suction cup as close as possible to the edge of the display.

    • Use the suction cup to lift the edge of the display enough to insert an opening pick under the edge.

    • Slide the opening pick all the way around the edges of the display to cut through the adhesive on the bezel.

    • Do not insert the opening pick past the bezel of the display—you may permanently damage the display.

    • Be very careful and move slowly during this step. The display is fragile and will crack if too much force is applied against it. If your tools seem stuck, apply more heat to further soften the adhesive.

  3. Starting from the top edge, lift the display slightly. If you feel any resistance, use heat and an opening pick to slice through any remaining adhesive. Before completely removing the display, disconnect the three display cables.
    • Starting from the top edge, lift the display slightly. If you feel any resistance, use heat and an opening pick to slice through any remaining adhesive.

    • Before completely removing the display, disconnect the three display cables.

  4. Remove the display.
    • Remove the display.

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  6. Using a T5 Torx screwdriver, unscrew a total number of 23 screws located on the outside panel of the Surface Pro. Using a T5 Torx screwdriver, unscrew a total number of 23 screws located on the outside panel of the Surface Pro.
    • Using a T5 Torx screwdriver, unscrew a total number of 23 screws located on the outside panel of the Surface Pro.

  7. Use the plastic opening tool or fingers to pry out the front camera.
    • Use the plastic opening tool or fingers to pry out the front camera.

  8. Lift the outside panel from the Surface Pro
    • Lift the outside panel from the Surface Pro

  9. Use the T5 torx screw driver to unscrew the 6 T5 screws in the left and right outside metal panels Use the T2 torx screw driver to unscrew the 23 T2 screws on the left and right outside metal panels
    • Use the T5 torx screw driver to unscrew the 6 T5 screws in the left and right outside metal panels

    • Use the T2 torx screw driver to unscrew the 23 T2 screws on the left and right outside metal panels

  10. Pull out left and right metal panels with hands
    • Pull out left and right metal panels with hands

  11. Pull out the orange charging port strip using tweezers
    • Pull out the orange charging port strip using tweezers

  12. Unscrew the two T5 torx screws located on each side of the charging port.
    • Unscrew the two T5 torx screws located on each side of the charging port.

  13. Once you have unscrewed the charging port, you can gently pull it out with your hands.
    • Once you have unscrewed the charging port, you can gently pull it out with your hands.

Conclusion

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

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3 Comments

Where do you get a replacement charging port at?

Evil Robot - Reply

Agree where can you get the port?

J-M. M. - Reply

Same instructions for changing the port on a surface pro 2?

Robert - Reply

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