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The Surface Pro 4 comes equipped with an M.2 Samsung SSD. Here's how to replace it if it fails or if you want to upgrade.

  1. Before you begin, discharge the Surface Pro's battery below 25%. A charged lithium-ion battery can catch fire and/or explode if accidentally damaged during the repair.
    • Before you begin, discharge the Surface Pro's battery below 25%. A charged lithium-ion battery can catch fire and/or explode if accidentally damaged during the repair.

    • Make sure the device is turned off before you start working on it.

    • If your display is cracked, cover it with strips of packing tape to contain any glass shards and prevent injury.

  2. The display is strongly glued to the frame of the device.
    • The display is strongly glued to the frame of the device.

    • To remove the display, first soften the adhesive by applying heat. You can use a heat pad, heat gun, or iOpener. In a pinch, a hair dryer can also work.

    • Be careful when using a heat gun, as too much heat can permanently damage the display.

    • Steadily and evenly heat the perimeter of the display until it's too hot to touch, and try to maintain that temperature for several minutes—but don't overheat it, or you may damage the display.

  3. Use a suction cup or an iSclack to pull up on the glass and create a slight gap between the glass and the metal frame. If your display is badly cracked, a suction cup may not adhere. It may help to first cover the display with a layer of packing tape. Alternatively, you can superglue your suction cup to the display. Insert an opening pick into the gap.
    • Use a suction cup or an iSclack to pull up on the glass and create a slight gap between the glass and the metal frame.

    • If your display is badly cracked, a suction cup may not adhere. It may help to first cover the display with a layer of packing tape. Alternatively, you can superglue your suction cup to the display.

    • Insert an opening pick into the gap.

    • There are tabs on the upper right side and upper left side where it is easier to get a tool under the display.

    • Slide an opening pick around the sides and bottom of the display to cut the adhesive. Apply more heat as needed.

    • The tape is much thinner on the bottom edge than the other three sides. Do not push the tool in too far or you will damage the screen permanently.

    • Work carefully—the glass is thin and will crack easily if you try to force it.

    • Separate the top edge last. There are antennas on both sides, so be careful not to damage them. If needed, you can use a bit of isopropyl alcohol to help weaken the adhesive.

  4. Attach a suction cup to the front of the display. Using the suction cup, pull the display and base apart. You may need to hold the base in position with your hands.
    • Attach a suction cup to the front of the display.

    • Using the suction cup, pull the display and base apart. You may need to hold the base in position with your hands.

    • It is usually better to place the suction cup on the left or right side of the screen, rather than in the center. This provides more leverage when removing the screen.

  5. Kit di riparazione per Android

    Un nuovo schermo o una nuova batteria sono ad un kit di distanza.

    Acquista ora

    Kit di riparazione per Android

    Un nuovo schermo o una nuova batteria sono ad un kit di distanza.

    Acquista ora
  6. There are two display cables connecting the body to the display. Disconnect the cable on the right by putting a plastic opening tool under the edge of the connector and prying it up.
    • There are two display cables connecting the body to the display.

    • Disconnect the cable on the right by putting a plastic opening tool under the edge of the connector and prying it up.

  7. The connection for the strip on the left is covered by a lightweight metal casing.  Pry around the edges of this case with a plastic spudger. Once it is loose, pull it off. Unplug the connection with a plastic opening tool. Unplug the connection with a plastic opening tool.
    • The connection for the strip on the left is covered by a lightweight metal casing. Pry around the edges of this case with a plastic spudger. Once it is loose, pull it off.

    • Unplug the connection with a plastic opening tool.

    • The display should now be free of the body of the Surface Pro. Lift it up and away from the rest of the device.

    • Before installing a new display, check it carefully to see if any parts need to be transferred over from the back of the old display to the new display. In particular, you may need to transfer over the NTrig board in the corner by disconnecting the two attached ribbon cables and using heat and gentle prying to carefully separate the glue securing the board.

    • To replace the adhesive securing the display, carefully remove any old adhesive from both the device and the back of the display. Clean and prep the surface with isopropyl alcohol and a lint-free cloth, swiping the cloth in one direction (not back and forth). Apply a strong double-sided tape, such as 2 mm Tesa 61395.

  8. Use a blue plastic opening tool to pry around the edges of the metal shield covering the SSD drive. Use a blue plastic opening tool to pry around the edges of the metal shield covering the SSD drive.
    • Use a blue plastic opening tool to pry around the edges of the metal shield covering the SSD drive.

  9. Remove the 1.0 mm Torx T4 screw holding down the SSD drive. Remove the 1.0 mm Torx T4 screw holding down the SSD drive.
    • Remove the 1.0 mm Torx T4 screw holding down the SSD drive.

  10. Use a blue plastic opening tool or spudger to lift the SSD drive slightly and grasp it with your fingers. Pull the drive down towards yourself to remove it from the device. Use a blue plastic opening tool or spudger to lift the SSD drive slightly and grasp it with your fingers. Pull the drive down towards yourself to remove it from the device.
    • Use a blue plastic opening tool or spudger to lift the SSD drive slightly and grasp it with your fingers. Pull the drive down towards yourself to remove it from the device.

Conclusione

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Can you add more SSD to the SP4??

dudu93lokao - Replica

Where can I buy a 1T that is compatible with it?

izou1838 - Replica

You can probably replace it with any 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD you find at any retailer. You can find plenty of those on Amazon.

Tip: Look for the performance models, such as Samsung PRO or similar.

Nmindz -

I would love to upgrade my storage while repairing my broken screen, does anyone know of which sdd would be compatible with my i7 8gb ram 256ssd right now? Does it have to be a samsung ssd or are there other options. Fairly new to computer repair here so would love some experienced advice thanks !

I would prefer a 1TB if possible but would settle for a 512 also.

bthonre - Replica

@bthorne As long as it's the same connection (not sure, but maybe you should look for NVMe M.2 SSD) it should work without problems. You should run a quick search on the internet to check if anyone has found some sort of "blacklisted" parts (some vendors such as Lenovo used to place some code in their firmware which would prevent the computer from booting with a "unauthorized" wireless card for example.).

However I think this is not the case with the Surface Pro 4 or the world would be at rage right now. Just look for any size NVMe M.2 SSD you think it would be fit (if you can afford, look for performance models such as Samsung PRO, there's a huge difference from the cheaper ones.). Hope it helps!

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