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Title:

Replacing the screen of the Surface Pro

Text:

I, and others I know of, bought the 64GB Pro with the intention of upgrading it (in my case, I had no choice. I needed a new laptop/device immideately, and the 128GB won't be available in my area until at least next month).

So we now have a wonderful teardown guide of the Surface Pro that proves it's storage option is a standard mSATA drive. We know how to get the screen off and replace the SSD, but can anyone provide some advice (or a guide would be awesome) on replacing the screen afterwards? Does the adhesive lose some of it's stickiness in the process? Can it just be heated lightly and stuck back on? What are the chances of getting those "soft spots" under the edges of the glass that never fully adhere again, and stick momentarily when pushed on?

tl;dr Can the screen be stuck back on without it being obvious you ever pulled it off?

Dispositivo:

Microsoft Surface Pro

Stato:

open

Accepted Answer:

118963

Edit by: Jonathan Gabriel ,

Title:

Replacing the screen of the Surface Pro

Text:

I, and others I know of, bought the 64GB Pro with the intention of upgrading it (in my case, I had no choice. I needed a new laptop/device immideately, and the 128GB won't be available in my area until at least next month).

So we now have a wonderful teardown guide of the Surface Pro that proves it's storage option is a standard mSATA drive. We know how to get the screen off and replace the SSD, but can anyone provide some advice (or a guide would be awesome) on replacing the screen afterwards? Does the adhesive lose some of it's stickiness in the process? Can it just be heated lightly and stuck back on? What are the chances of getting those "soft spots" under the edges of the glass that never fully adhere again, and stick momentarily when pushed on?

tl;dr Can the screen be stuck back on without it being obvious you ever pulled it off?

Dispositivo:

Microsoft Surface Pro

Stato:

open

Accepted Answer:

118963

Edit by: Jonathan Gabriel ,

Title:

Replacing the screen of the Surface Pro

Text:

I, and others I know of, bought the 64GB Pro with the intention of upgrading it (in my case, I had no choice. I needed a new laptop/device immideately, and the 128GB won't be available in my area until at least next month).

So we now have a wonderful teardown guide of the Surface Pro that proves it's storage option is a standard mSATA drive. We know how to get the screen off and replace the SSD, but can anyone provide some advice (or a guide would be awesome) on replacing the screen afterwards? Does the adhesive lose some of it's stickiness in the process? Can it just be heated lightly and stuck back on? What are the chances of getting those "soft spots" under the edges of the glass that never fully adhere again, and stick momentarily when pushed on?

tl;dr Can the screen be stuck back on without it being obvious you ever pulled it off?

Dispositivo:

Microsoft Surface Pro

Stato:

open

Accepted Answer:

118963

Original post by: Jonathan Gabriel ,

Title:

Replacing the screen of the Surface Pro

Text:

I, and others I know of, bought the 64GB Pro with the intention of upgrading it (in my case, I had no choice. I needed a new laptop/device immideately, and the 128GB won't be available in my area until at least next month).

So we now have a wonderful teardown guide of the Surface Pro that proves it's storage option is a standard mSATA drive. We know how to get the screen off and replace the SSD, but can anyone provide some advice (or a guide would be awesome) on replacing the screen afterwards? Does the adhesive lose some of it's stickiness in the process? Can it just be heated lightly and stuck back on? What are the chances of getting those "soft spots" under the edges of the glass that never fully adhere again, and stick momentarily when pushed on?

tl;dr Can the screen be stuck back on without it being obvious you ever pulled it off?

Dispositivo:

Microsoft Surface Pro

Stato:

open