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With the keyboard plate finally wrested free of its sticky and plastic-y jailers, we're at least pleased by the long cable connecting it to the body.

Our pleasure is short-lived. The connector is trapped under a clip-on shield on the motherboard, complicating its removal.

This is surprisingly not that uncommon with recent Surface devices.

With the keyboard out, we begin the search for the trackpad. Presumably it's in here somewhere, let's follow that cable trail!

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