Introduction

Follow this guide to replace your power supply unit

Image 1/3: Be careful not to scratch the screen when laying it face down Image 2/3: Remove the four rubber feet at each corner concealing the Torx screws Image 3/3: Remove the four Torx screws under the rubber feet.
  • Lay the Surface face down on a padded surface

  • Be careful not to scratch the screen when laying it face down

  • Remove the four rubber feet at each corner concealing the Torx screws

  • Remove the four Torx screws under the rubber feet.

  • Two screws on the upper corners are longer than two screws on the lower corners.

  • Attach suction cups to the bottom cover and then pull on the suction cups to free the bottom cover.

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Image 1/2: Remove the two fans Image 2/2: The fan connectors are behind the midframe and not yet accessible. Let the fans hang loosely until you can access the connectors.
  • Remove five torx screws holding the two fans to the midframe

  • Remove the two fans

  • The fan connectors are behind the midframe and not yet accessible. Let the fans hang loosely until you can access the connectors.

  • Four large torx screws and four small torx screws hold the midframe to the upper frame.

  • Remove four large torx screws holding the midframe

  • Remove four small torx screws holding the midframe

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Image 1/1: Be careful: the speaker on the midframe is still attached to the motherboard
  • Slowly remove the midframe

  • Be careful: the speaker on the midframe is still attached to the motherboard

  • Detach the connectors for the two fans and the speaker

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Image 1/3: Remove four spring loaded torx screw labeled 1 to 4 Image 2/3: Remove four torx screw labeled 5 to 7 Image 3/3: Remove 5mm hex mounting post
  • A screw retaining the power supply is under the hard drive so both the hard drive and the heat sink assembly must be removed

  • Remove four spring loaded torx screw labeled 1 to 4

  • Remove four torx screw labeled 5 to 7

  • Remove 5mm hex mounting post

  • Use a spudger to remove the heatsink assembly from the motherboard

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Image 1/2: Remove 5mm hex mounting post Image 2/2: Remove the hard drive and disconnect the SATA/SATA power cable
  • Remove three torx screws holding the hard drive brackets

  • Remove 5mm hex mounting post

  • Remove the hard drive and disconnect the SATA/SATA power cable

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Image 1/2: Remove a torx screw retaining the power supply cable Image 2/2: Unplug the power supply from the motherboard
  • Remove a Phillips screw still retaining the power supply

  • Remove a torx screw retaining the power supply cable

  • Unplug the power supply from the motherboard

  • Lift the power supply up and away from the base unit

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Conclusion

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

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