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Microsoft Surface Pro is as hard to repair as the iPad

It seems Microsoft has followed Apple’s footsteps in terms of making its devices hard to repair. The Surface Pro powered by Windows 8 is even harder to repair compared to the iPad.surface_pro_teardown_1

The tablet was torn down part by part by iFixit, a site specialises in providing guides on how to take devices apart. It concludes that the Surface Pro is one of the hardest tablets to repair, saying, “Microsoft Surface Pro Repairability Score: 1 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair).”

Aside from giving the tablet a repair rating of 1, it has given reasons why it has come up with this conclusion.

The 1st reason is, “The battery is not soldered to the motherboard, so at least no soldering is required to replace it.”

The 2nd is, “The SSD is removable — but you risk killing your tablet by trying to open it.”

The 3rd reason is, “There are over 90 screws inside this device. We’re proponents of mechanical fasteners, but this number is a tad crazy.”

The 4th is, “The display assembly (comprising of a fused glass and LCD) is extremely difficult to remove/replace.”

The 5th reason is, “Tons of adhesive hold everything in place, including the display and battery.”

The last is, “Unless you perform the opening procedure 100% correctly, chances are you’ll shear one of the four cables surrounding the display perimeter.”

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