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Microsoft Surface Book 2 Teardown

Teardown

Teardown

Teardowns provide a look inside a device and should not be used as disassembly instructions.

Featured Guide

Featured Guide

This guide has been found to be exceptionally cool by the iFixit staff.

This is the Microsoft Surface Book 2, and just like every Surface device we’ve done a teardown on this year it scored horribly on our repairability scale. How bad did it do? We gave it a 1 out of 10, which to be honest is at least a little better than the Surface laptop which got a zero but still. So today I’ll be essentially walking you through how to design a device that’s terrible for repair.

Step 1 Final Thoughts  ¶ 

After the difficult opening procedure, the SSD can be replaced.

Step 1 Final Thoughts  ¶ 

  • After the difficult opening procedure, the SSD can be replaced.

  • The display assembly consists of a fused glass panel and LCD, and is difficult to remove and replace.

  • The processor and RAM are soldered to the motherboard.

  • Strong adhesive holds many components in place, including the display, base cover, and both batteries.

  • Many components are on the backs of their respective boards, requiring motherboard removal to replace simple components.