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Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Repairability Score: 1 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair)

The battery is not soldered to the motherboard—so it can be replaced without soldering, if not without great difficulty.

The SSD can be replaced, but not without first risking damage to the tablet simply by opening it.

There are over 90 screws inside this device. Mechanical fasteners are great, but frankly, we draw the line at 89.

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

Tons of adhesive hold everything in place, including the display and battery.

The delicate and arduous opening procedure leaves no room for mistakes: one slip-up, and you'll likely shear one of the four ribbon cables in the edge of the display.

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