Microsoft recently rolled out the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 devices on October 22nd and the folks over at IFIXIT have already attempted to break down the hardware and give it a reparability score.
Just like the first generation Surface Pro, the new Surface Pro 2 scored a 1 out of 10 in terms of repairability. IFIXIT also published photos and a guide showcasing how one could tear apart the device.
Here are a few tidbits from IFIXIT’s findings. The battery is not soldered to the motherboard, therefore if you feel like getting dirty and undergoing a difficult task of replacing the battery, you can do so without soldering.
“The delicate and arduous opening procedure leaves no room for mistakes: one slip-up, and you’ll likely shear one of the four ribbon cables in the edge of the display,” IFIXIT reports.
The Surface Pro 2 also contains over 90 screws inside the device with nearly 89 mechanical fasteners. There is also a ton of adhesive holding everything in place. The display consists of fused glass panel and LCD and is reportedly “extremely difficult” to remove and replace. So don’t damage it!
Head over to the source link to see pictures of the teardown.Further reading: Microsoft, Surface 2