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Surface Pro 2 Power Switch

Rob Borucki -

Microsoft Surface Pro 2

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Teardown

3 hours

Very difficult

My Problem

My power switch was stuck. I bought a spare part off eBay.

My Fix

You guys rated the fixability a "1" and I completely agree. What a pain. I was able to get the switch replaced and the unit works except that when I was using the picks I pushed one in too far and it broke the digitizer membrane on the top-left of the screen. As a result the unit is fully functional, except that on the left 1/3 of the screen the touch doesn't work. Good news is now that I know how to dismantle it, I can replace the screen easily enough (relatively).

My Advice

There is glue holding the power switch/camera assembly to the back cover. This was a surprise as I thought it was just held by the myriad of screws. Some prying and it came loose easily and that adhesive didn't require the heat gun.

iFixit Opening Picks (Set of 6) Image
iFixit Opening Picks (Set of 6)

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2 Comments

Where can I buy a surface pro 2 power switch? Any tips for not breaking the screen during the disassembly ?

Constantinos Vrondos - Reply

Power button is surrounded by a casing that is held down by rivets. It’s unrepairable.

Marvin - Reply