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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is impossible to repair, so seriously don't break it

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 Jun 2014 22:28 User comments (2)

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is impossible to repair, so seriously don't break it iFixit has completed their teardown of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, and it scored just as poorly as its predecessors in terms of repairability.
On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being easiest to repair or upgrade), the tablet scored a 1, meaning you better not break it or try to change any components. In fact, the only upgradeable part is the SSD, but getting to it will most likely destroy the device.

The site says that everything is held together by strong adhesives and non-traditional connectors that make it impossible to do anything.

Among the other conclusions made by iFixit, are that "the display assembly consists of a fused glass panel and LCD, and is extremely difficult to remove and replace" and "the delicate and arduous opening procedure leaves no room for mistakes: one slip-up, and you'll be out a screen."

Read the full teardown here: iFixit

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2 user comments

125.6.2014 21:05

Maybe a shame for no upgrade path for common consumer but not unexpected.

Don't drop your sh*t people!!!

225.6.2014 21:17

Makes you think to yourself, do I really want to buy this? Now I'll have no choice but to buy the insurance plan, which is most likely the motivation behind this.

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