Surface Pro knocked for low repairability by iFixit


You should not try to repair Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet by yourself. Never.

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This is iFixit’s advice, which rated the Surface Pro a mere 1 on a 10-point scale of repairability, with 10 being the easiest to repair.

iFixit found that there are more than 90 screws present in the device, and that there was a really high risk of cutting a crucial wire by just opening the tablet, potentially destroying it. In the same way, the display assembly is also extremely difficult to remove and replace. iFixit also reported that there is a lot of adhesive used in the tablet.

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The firm found that there are more than 90 screws in the device, and that there was a high risk of cutting a crucial wire just by opening the tablet, potentially destroying it. Likewise, the display assembly is also extremely difficult to remove and replace. There’s also a lot of adhesive used in the tablet.

iFixit: Unless you perform the opening procedure 100% correctly, chances are you’ll shear one of the four cables surrounding the display perimeter.

Nevertheless, if you do manage to get the Surface Pro opened, the solid-state drive and the battery are both removable.

If you manage to get the Surface Pro opened, the solid-state drive and the battery are both removable.

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For a comparison, the iPad 4 has a repairability score of 2 out of 10 while the Nexus 7 has a score of 7 out of 10.

Surface Pro is Microsoft’s attempt to bridge the PC and tablet worlds, and is a showcase for its Windows 8 operating system. The company is hoping big businesses will consider its tablet, which can run legacy Windows programs, over the Apple’s iPad, which recently got a 128GB version to better compete in the enterprise segment.

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