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[iFixit]Microsoft Surface Teardown

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Microsoft Surface Repairability: 4 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair).

Several components are modular and replaceable without requiring desoldering.

You can remove the battery pretty easily—once you've suffered through the opening procedure.

It's pretty difficult to remove the rear panel and gain access to the device.

It is impossible to remove the keyboard connector without first removing the display from the frame.

LCD and glass are fused together and strongly adhered to the case, increasing cost of replacement.

You'll have to use a heat gun and lots of patience to gain access to the glass and LCD.

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Uses Tegra 3, eh? Has SD card slot? Hmm thinking.gif
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Interesting teardown.

Looks like those metal tabs aren't anymore what hold screens in place. Goddamned hot glue...
   
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