The line between a laptop and a tablet is becoming increasingly more blurred, with many tablets now having the option of attaching a keyboard to them. Microsoft really wants you to believe that the Surface tablet offers the best of both worlds, but could it be a jack of all trades and master them all as well? Well yeah probably, noting the fact that it comes with laptop-like specifications and is portable.
However, portability does come at a price – the Microsoft Surface is thin and very fragile, especially the screen surface. Most often, any damage done to the screen of the tablet is a consequence of reckless transportation and repairing it is very expensive and inconvenient, if not impossible. So, instead of trying to do a Microsoft Surface screen repair, consider taking it to a professional and having him replace or repair it for you.
Doing a Microsoft Surface screen repair isn’t a simple task, so it’s not really recommended to do it on your own. However, if you are up to the challenge, here’s a brief summary on what you need to do and which tools you need to have, including a heat gun, tweezers, pry tools and an adhesive tape.
Start off by placing your tablet on a flat working surface where you can perform the repair. Lay down soft patches of clothing to prevent bumping and scratches. The place where you perform the repair needs to have plenty of natural light. Moreover, make sure you’re facing the light so you don’t cast a shadow on your working area. Heat the edges of the device with a heat gun so that it loosens up. As soon as it starts loosening in one spot, use a pry tool to separate the screen from the tablet.
Avoid overheating by moving the heat gun around constantly. As you lift the screen assembly, maneuver it outwards on the bottom edge. There, you will find multiple cables attached to the logic board. Again, use tweezers or a pry tool to release the connectors at the bottom. By performing this, you’ll be able to remove the screen completely. Remove the adhesive residue carefully from the back casing so that the surface is clean and smooth. Then put some adhesive tape to prepare for the new assembly. Connect the cables you disconnected from the logic board back to it an make sure all connections clip securely in place before pressing the new screen onto the adhesive tape.