1. To avoid electrical shocks, unplug and turn off your Surface Pro 2 before proceeding.
    • To avoid electrical shocks, unplug and turn off your Surface Pro 2 before proceeding.

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  2. Avoid any skin or eye contact with the heating pad or heating gun because they may cause bodily harm.
    • Avoid any skin or eye contact with the heating pad or heating gun because they may cause bodily harm.

    • Using a heating pad or heating gun, heat the edges of the screen to soften the glue. This area extends roughly one inch from the edge of the device.

    • The glue is under the darker border of the device display.

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    • Using a plastic opening tool and a suction cup as needed for leverage, gently insert one edge of the opening tool under the corner of the screen.

    • If the tool does not easily slide under the screen, return to heating before proceeding.

    • Slowly work the tool around the entire edge of the screen.

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    • Detach the orange cables that connect the screen to the motherboard by pulling on the small tabs. Using the nylon spudger, release these cables.

    • Please note the third small connector in red.

    • Allow the glue to cool before letting it come into contact with any other surface.

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    • Make sure that the front-facing camera is completely disconnected, and then remove the plastic bracket.

    • Remove the 22 screws on the bezel.

    • Remove the left and right brackets; the left has 16 screws and the right has 15 screws.

    • The three different torx screws used are T3, T4, and T5.

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    • Once the brackets are removed, set them aside.

    • The motherboard itself also has screws.

    • Remove the 25 screws of varying sizes that attach the motherboard to the back plate.

    • View the attached photo of a screw diagram to help keep track of your screws.

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    • You have now completely removed the motherboard, and it should look like the pictures shown.

    • Be sure to be cautious with all the connections with the cables on the motherboard.

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    • Remove the ribbon that the spudger is touching in the picture.

    • Remove the front-facing camera.

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Conclusion

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

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