Microsoft Surface Pro impossible to repair

Posted on Friday, Feb 15 2013 @ 13:19 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
A teardown of Microsoft's Surface Pro reveals the new tablet is virtually impossible to repair. The site gave the device a Repairability Score of 1 out of 10, a full point lower than the already very hard to repair Apple iPad.

iFixit mentions there are over 90 screws inside the device to keep components in place, as well as a ton of adhesive to hold everything in place, including the display and battery.

The conclusion is that any potential repair requires a high level of expertise, even just getting into the device has a high risk of damaging components. You can check out the full teardown report over here.

Microsoft Surface Pro teardown


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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