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We came armed with our entire Pro Tech Toolkit, but only need a single Torx bit to twirl away the heat sink screws.

Here's one thing we're glad Microsoft didn't change: All the screws so far are just Torx. That was the previous Surface Pro's sole positive repairability point, and it's good to see it return.

Supporting the heat sink is an interesting bit of abstract art intermediate frame-age. We briefly pause to contemplate its meaning before pulling it away from the board.

With the heat sink and quite a few shields and screws out of the way, the motherboard slides out. Time for some silicon sleuthing!

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