Microsoft Surface Pro Scores A Repairability Rating Of 1 Out Of 10 From iFixit Teardown

Microsoft Surface Repair Score

Today ifixit posted their tear down of Microsoft Surface for Windows Pro. Microsoft Surface Pro scored a repairability rating of 1 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair). Here are the reasons iFixit posted at the end of the process,

Microsoft Surface Pro Repairability Score: 1 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair)

The battery is not soldered to the motherboard, so at least no soldering is required to replace it.

The SSD is removable — but you risk killing your tablet by trying to open it.

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

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

Tons of adhesive hold everything in place, including the display and battery.

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

For a comparison, Apple iPad 3 scored a reparability rating of 2 out of 10. Anyways, you don’t have to really worry about repairing Surface Pro since it is one of the most reliable tablets out there.

Find the whole process here.