Microsoft Surface Pro hard to repair just like the iPad

February 13 | Posted by chris | Hardware News Tags: , , , , , ,

It looks like Microsoft has taken a page out of Apple’s book and has made the Windows 8-powered Surface Pro hard to repair just like the iPad.

The Windows 8 tablet has been taken apart by none other than repair experts iFixit. The site says that it is one of the hardest devices to repair. It says, “Microsoft Surface Pro Repairability Score: 1 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair).”

The site gives several reasons why the Surface Pro is hard to repair. Its first reason is, “The battery is not soldered to the motherboard, so at least no soldering is required to replace it.”

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

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

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

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

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

Will you try to repair the Microsoft Surface Pro yourself? Let us know through a comment on our Facebook page.

Tags: , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *