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My tablet was not charging. I bought new chargers and nothing. I took it to Microsoft and they told me sorry buy a new one. I checked around ordered the proper parts. I spent about 40 minutes swapping it out and all is good
Good not long
Should put step by step instructions with the order just incase you are repairing the device needed for the instructions online.
The power charging port on my daughter's Microsoft Surface RT was failing. Microsoft told me it could not be fixed, but they would sell me a new Surface Pro 3. They would only take $150 off the price of the new one for me and I had 1 week to move on the offer. The cost to fix this through IFixit ended up costing me less than $40. This was my daughter's gift from Santa two years ago, so she was overjoyed that Daddy was able to fix it.
It was a piece of cake. I'm a former IBM Service Representative, so my past experience also was beneficial.
Spread the word about IFixit!
After checking the Microsoft website and finding out if I send in my tablet(in good shape) with $320 They will send me back a refurbished one. (EBay has them for $99.) I decided to take it apart what the heck it doesn't work anyway. The charger seemed to emit 12 volts. I ordered tools and a charging port from iFixit and about a week later I dug in to it.
The hardest part was getting the bezel off with spudger tools. But it came off with only a few scratches. I read somewhere all you needed to do was unplug the ribbon cable and plug it back in and the problem would be reset so with lots of light and a magnifier I did it( I'm an old fart). The reason I didn't replace the charging port was I had no T4 screwdrivers. The port was not the problem anyway.
Don't be afraid to dig into it and possibly brake something. What the heck the thing doesn't work anyway.