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我们很好奇,有没有人已经厌倦了苹果的设备?现在该去咬一口多汁可口的“微软水果”——Surface Pro 4,看看它葫芦里都卖的什么药了。从主观的角度上说,我们很希望微软想想在过去的一年间都做了什么,然后选择生产一台更完善的腿上平板(笔记本的laptop+平板的tablet相结合嘛,对吧,嗯?)。只有一种方法能让我们看清它的内部……好吧,其实是两种,因为我们还有X光版。那么,开始我们的拆解时间吧!

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这个拆解是不是维修指南。 要维修你的的Microsoft Surface Pro 4,请使用我们的服务手册

Surface Pro 4顶配版竟然卖到了2600多美元的价格,它最好是能比其他产品有一些优势——实际上它的配置目前看起来也还不错: 12.3英寸 PixelSence 2736 x 1824 (267ppi)IPS LCD 显示屏 英特尔 Skylake 酷睿 m3 (4M 三级缓存 2.20 GHz),最高可选 酷睿 i7 (8M 三级缓存 3.8 GHz)处理器
  • Surface Pro 4顶配版竟然卖到了2600多美元的价格,它最好是能比其他产品有一些优势——实际上它的配置目前看起来也还不错:

    • 12.3英寸 PixelSence 2736 x 1824 (267ppi)IPS LCD 显示屏

    • 英特尔 Skylake 酷睿 m3 (4M 三级缓存 2.20 GHz),最高可选 酷睿 i7 (8M 三级缓存 3.8 GHz)处理器

    • 可选 4 GB / 8 GB / 16GB DDR3L 1866 MHz 内存

    • 可选基于PCIe的 128 GB/ 256 GB/ 512 GB和1 TB 固态硬盘

    • 支持1080p拍摄的8百万像素后摄像头,以及5百万像素前摄像头

    • USB 3.0 接口,micro-SD插槽,miniDP接口以及SurfaceConnect 充电接口

    • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 双频Wi-Fi和蓝牙4.0连接

it should be 1866 MHz

haoyang liu - 回复

乍一眼看上去,Surface Pro 4的传感器阵列比它的前辈更先进一些。 我们发现它至少有4个开孔。一个是摄像头,另一个也许是麦克风,但剩下的是啥? 在新款Surface设备的背面,我们发现了熟悉的一排圆形——8百万像素后置摄像头,旁边并列放置一个状态指示灯和麦克风。
  • 乍一眼看上去,Surface Pro 4的传感器阵列比它的前辈更先进一些。

    • 我们发现它至少有4个开孔。一个是摄像头,另一个也许是麦克风,但剩下的是啥?

  • 在新款Surface设备的背面,我们发现了熟悉的一排圆形——8百万像素后置摄像头,旁边并列放置一个状态指示灯和麦克风。

  • 各位同学是否急于一窥摄像头阵列的真面目,而又懒得拆机?那我们用X光照一下吧。

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这是个我们不经常见到的玩意儿——润滑脂!Pro 4外露的铰链都涂上了润滑脂,以满足各位不同的场景需求。 只是各位要注意,别把线头,宠物毛发或者沙子啥的弄进里面去……
  • 这是个我们不经常见到的玩意儿——润滑脂!Pro 4外露的铰链都涂上了润滑脂,以满足各位不同的场景需求。

    • 只是各位要注意,别把线头,宠物毛发或者沙子啥的弄进里面去……

  • 要使得支架能够展开如此大的角度,还要拥有足够的阻力以支撑起平板,微软的工程师也许在这套铰链上面花费了大量的时间精力。所以,我们还是用X光照照它们。

知道这个转轴支架上的螺丝是什么型号的吗?我的掉了,悲剧

amen - 回复

  • 即便是在Surface Pro 3痛苦的拆解之后,恐怖的粘合依旧困扰着我们的拆解工程师。因此今年我们做好了最坏的打算。

  • 战场的开端,是由iOpener带领的,我们利用它来软化屏幕的胶水。

  • 我们的iSclack也加入了战斗,为的是提供足够的拉力,让我们能进一步深入敌后。

  • 小样,即便你叫Pro,也是不能把我们挡在门外的。在我们把opening pick塞进屏幕底部边缘后,拉锯战正式结束。

    • 我们还特别侧耳倾听了是否有玻璃碎裂的声音,但似乎我们只要按照这个方法拆解,就能很幸运地避免碎屏!

Is the iOpener now the preferred tool for opening up Surface devices? Because over at the Surface Pro 3 guides, iFixit mentions that a heat gun would be better. Also, how many iOpener passes does it take for the adhesive to melt and the screen to lift easily like that?

allanwl - 回复

The new iOpener is able to get hotter, sty hotter, and make more contact with the surface (no pun intended) so we'd use it for guides instead of a heat gun. The amount of time it will take to soften the adhesive will vary depending on ambient temperature, the temperature of the table you're working on, etc. The best method is going slow and steady, stop any time you feel resistance. It certainly took us a long time to get into our teardown device. If you need more advice, check out our Answers forum to consult people who may have tried heat guns or other methods!

Sam Lionheart -

Watch out for the WiFi Antennas when prying off the screen at the top! They're just thin strips of copper sandwiched between two sheets of plastic. Pictures from Step 10 below shows them as greenish-yellow traces on both sides of the camera assembly near the text that says "Supplier name: FIT"

They are very easily nicked if you're using a metal prying tool, and you might accidentally tear them when pulling up the adhesive tape.

joeku - 回复

Wish this was actually in the description and not a comment. I wouldn’t have to replace it now if it was. Thanks though.

Sarah Fairthorne -

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Microsoft Surface Pro 4, use our ++service manual++.

Sam Lionheart -

哟,这下发现新东西了。在上一次 我们拆解Surface Pro时,我们碰到了一个由弹性金属支架覆盖的显示屏排线。 这回,它就变成了两根排线链接显示屏本身,使得屏幕不能再像一本书一样任意打开了。唯一的解决办法就是:把排线拔下来。 当然了,微软已经改过这些排线端子的设计。显示屏排线端子相对来说更像常规的按压式设计——与iPhone的显示屏类似——但不同的是它们被金属罩所覆盖。
  • 哟,这下发现新东西了。在上一次 我们拆解Surface Pro时,我们碰到了一个由弹性金属支架覆盖的显示屏排线。

  • 这回,它就变成了两根排线链接显示屏本身,使得屏幕不能再像一本书一样任意打开了。唯一的解决办法就是:把排线拔下来。

  • 当然了,微软已经改过这些排线端子的设计。显示屏排线端子相对来说更像常规的按压式设计——与iPhone的显示屏类似——但不同的是它们被金属罩所覆盖。

    • 幸运的是,我们只需要对第一个排线端子动动手脚,然后屏幕就差不多能拿出来了!

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虽然它并不是什么贺卡,但显示屏背面还是印有一些让人看起来很认真负责的条码。 这或许也是值得高兴的事!比如说,这代表着品控的提高。
  • 虽然它并不是什么贺卡,但显示屏背面还是印有一些让人看起来很认真负责的条码。

    • 这或许也是值得高兴的事!比如说,这代表着品控的提高。

  • 出于好奇,顺便为了装个B,我们量了量面板玻璃的厚度。只有0.4毫米。这仅有4根人类头发的厚度(真的不是小米笔记本那样的比较方法),而且我们竟然没弄坏它。*此处应有掌声*

  • 接下来,该尝一尝我们最喜欢的硅晶点心——芯片了!其中包含了几个N-trig IC,应该是用来为Surface Pen提供硬件支持的。

    • N-trig DS-D5000 A1

    • N-trig DS-A5048 B2

    • Macronix MX25U1635F 1.8V 16 Mb MXSMIO 串行闪存

It's actually 20-40 human hairs

parallelsdesktop2 - 回复

A better comparison would be 4 paper sheets

parallelsdesktop2 - 回复

Anyone know where to find this digitizer logic board for the Surface pro 4.

Brandon Bruce - 回复

Brandon--I got mine on eBay.

Does anyone know how to take off the surface pro's 4's surface pen control hardware from the screen (pictured above)?

alex - 回复

warm up with a heat gun and pry it off. it's just held on with double sided tape.

joeku - 回复

How wide adhesive tape is used? Around 5mm?

larserikkolden - 回复

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接着,我们把注意力转向Pro 4剩下的部分,我们在主板旁边看到了一个可疑的空白区域(还有热管经过!)。 也许这是一个风扇位,用于构成混合冷却系统,但在4.5瓦的酷睿 m3型号上风扇并不存在。 主板已经近在咫尺,然而也远在天涯。等不下去了,我们直接跳到餐后甜点,打开一些屏蔽罩来近距离观察。
  • 接着,我们把注意力转向Pro 4剩下的部分,我们在主板旁边看到了一个可疑的空白区域(还有热管经过!)。

    • 也许这是一个风扇位,用于构成混合冷却系统,但在4.5瓦的酷睿 m3型号上风扇并不存在。

  • 主板已经近在咫尺,然而也远在天涯。等不下去了,我们直接跳到餐后甜点,打开一些屏蔽罩来近距离观察。

  • 主板剩余的部分贴合实在太紧,没法进一步观察,但似乎固态硬盘还值得一拆……

Suppose someone with access to a laser cutter wanted to cut an opening in back cover to upgrade the SSD. Would that component be as freely accessible as it appears in photo Pro4_28.jpg? Or is there some other material or insulation between the back cover material and that layer of components? Ideally, an access opening would be covered by the kickstand plate, but it appears as though the socket for the SSD might be just under the upper half of the back cover, requiring cutting into the upper half of the back cover as well. Or would there be just enough clearance to angle the SSD chip into its socket?

Greg - 回复

I would imagine that the motherboard being in the way of the SSD is an issue. The other problem would be setting the laser cutter in such a way that you would not cut a massive hole through the entire unit.

burnblaze - 回复

Just opened mine up... you could do that if you wanted to. The only other interference for the ssd is one of those silly crimp on metal cages.

Ronnoc Nailli - 回复

哦,我亲爱的Surface,你真的长大了! Surface 4代的三星固态硬盘比我们在上一代产品里看到的小气傲慢,要大气了许多。 唔,做得大气了芯片也多了。这块128GB三星PM951固态硬盘由以下部分组成:
  • 哦,我亲爱的Surface,你真的长大了

  • Surface 4代的三星固态硬盘比我们在上一代产品里看到的小气傲慢,要大气了许多。

  • 唔,做得大气了芯片也多了。这块128GB三星PM951固态硬盘由以下部分组成:

    • 三星S4LN058A01 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe闪存主控

    • 三星 K9CHGY8S5C 64 GB NAND 闪存

    • 三星K4E4E324EE 4 Gb (512 MB) 缓存

    • 德州仪器TPS22966 5.5V,6A,16mΩ,2通道负荷开关

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Surface Pro 4的散热系统由加长的纯铜热管和用于增强散热的一片硕大铜片组成,无不在炫耀它们至上的工业设计水准。 这些变化,极有可能是为了解决我们在Surface Pro 3上发现的散热问题而出现的。
  • Surface Pro 4的散热系统由加长的纯铜热管和用于增强散热的一片硕大铜片组成,无不在炫耀它们至上的工业设计水准。

    • 这些变化,极有可能是为了解决我们在Surface Pro 3上发现的散热问题而出现的。

  • 通过混合冷却系统,Pro 4可以同时通过主动和被动的方式进行散热。

    • 嗯,其实只是有一部分机型可以。我们手上的机型是由被动散热和……好吧,其实就是完完全全的被动散热。性能更强的机型才会包含一个风扇,然后在温度升高至被动散热无法应对时启动。

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相应的,Surface还有一排专业的摄像头及传感器阵列: 红外线发射器 红外线摄像头
  • 相应的,Surface还有一排专业的摄像头及传感器阵列:

    • 红外线发射器

    • 红外线摄像头

    • 前置摄像头

    • 起“隐私灯”作用的指示灯(安装在后置摄像头模组上)

    • 麦克风

    • 光线传感器

  • 我们很确定用红圈圈出来的小家伙是个红外线发射器,就好像我们在Project Tango中发现的那个。它会和红外线摄像头共同工作,以识别你的面部并解锁你的设备哦,它认识它主人。

What is the name of the plastic bezel technician have in his hand ?

zazadec - 回复

I'm not sure what it's called, but the yellow stripes are antennae, and they're really easy to destroy if you are spudging off a screen that's shattered along the top edge. The replacement part is impossible to get if you do this. I wrote about my "creative" solution to this problem on my blog: https://blog.kamens.us/2017/05/10/lesson...

Jonathan Kamens - 回复

I have 5 things on the front of mine and I'm trying to work out where the ambient sensor is! Is it a hole (the last one) or is that the Mic? Is the ambient sensor visable from the outside?

Samantha Anderson - 回复

被高科技的海洋所环绕,平板上的这三颗摄像头终将浮出水面(译注:双关语,水面即Surface)。 从左到右: 红外线人脸识别摄像头,支持Windows Hello
  • 被高科技的海洋所环绕,平板上的这三颗摄像头终将浮出水面(译注:双关语,水面即Surface)。

  • 从左到右:

    • 红外线人脸识别摄像头,支持Windows Hello

    • 前置5百万像素摄像头

    • 后置8百万像素摄像头

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我们用镊子从外壳两角取出了立体声扬声器,然后发现了一些有趣的东西…… 看起来,音量键和电源键似乎是直接整合在其中一个扬声器上的。 优点:更换的时候,比起那种独立开来的按键,整合的按钮可以一次性换一整套,更安全舒心。
  • 我们用镊子从外壳两角取出了立体声扬声器,然后发现了一些有趣的东西……

    • 看起来,音量键和电源键似乎是直接整合在其中一个扬声器上的。

      • 优点:更换的时候,比起那种独立开来的按键,整合的按钮可以一次性换一整套,更安全舒心。

      • 缺点:即便是换一个按钮,整个扬声器也要跟着换,提高了维修成本。

The buttons seem to be only attached to the speaker with adhesive. I'm sure it won't be hard to just replace the buttons, just like in the iPhone 3GS etc.

djlobb01 - 回复

absolutely right, I agree with you, it will not complicate speaker on iphone : http://hargasmartphone.id/harga-iphone-7...

irwansyah10 -

Hi,

Wonderful detail on the teardown. Any ideas on how the Marvel Avastar is tied to external antennas and the purpose of the precarious wire which seems to reappear in the various incarnations of the Surface. Is that wire tied to anything under the black tape in Step 14?

Darin - 回复

I am also interested in knowing where the WiFi antennas are located. I seem to have spotty Wi-Fi using my new Surface in tablet mode and would like to know if there's an optimal way of holding it.

William C Bonner -

Just get the screen off without damaging it and you could replace the external facing buttons, if you can find donor systems.

burnblaze - 回复

在外围元件被熟练地分离后,我们就可以来到重头戏——主板上了! 英特尔SR2EN 酷睿m3-6Y30  (4M三级缓存,最高睿频 2.20 GHz)
  • 在外围元件被熟练地分离后,我们就可以来到重头戏——主板上了!

    • 英特尔SR2EN 酷睿m3-6Y30 (4M三级缓存,最高睿频 2.20 GHz)

    • 三星 K4E8E304EE-EGCF 8 Gb LPDDR3 (4 片 × 1 GB,共4 GB)

    • Marvell Avastar 88W8897 802.11ac,NFC及蓝牙主控

    • 飞思卡尔KL17 MKL17Z256VFM4 48 MHz ARM Cortex-M0+微控制器

    • ITE IT8528VG I/O控制器

    • 瑞昱ALC3269音频解码芯片

    • 瑞昱RTS5304 micro-SD卡读卡控制器

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继续来看芯片型号…… 华邦25Q128FV序列式快闪闪存
  • 继续来看芯片型号……

    • 华邦25Q128FV序列式快闪闪存

    • 德州仪器TPS51367集成FET转换器

    • 英飞凌科技SLB96659TT20可信平台模块

    • 芯源系统MP3388S 50V,8线,升压式白光LED驱动器

  • 然后在背面……

    • 英特矽尔ISL95857 1+2+1稳压模块,用于英特尔IMVP8 CPU

    • 这个巨大的弹簧触点阵列将主板与电池和键盘盖接口相连。

They are the FPC wrap arounds on the plastic strip around the cameras and top edge, shown being removed on step 10.

Whats the ARM coretex processor being used for?

nick - 回复

Where is the keyboad controller? Where are the array of spring contacts leading to?

Paulo Oliveira - 回复

iOpener再登台来一场安可演出,为的是软化电池背面的胶水。 在流汗,流泪,猛撬之后,电池终于松动了。
  • iOpener再登台来一场安可演出,为的是软化电池背面的胶水。

  • 在流汗,流泪,猛撬之后,电池终于松动了。

    • 这部分没什么变化——胶水仍极难征服,即便我们已经用了该用的工具。

      • :'(

Sam Lionheart, thank you so much for replying to my concerns abou the iOpener and the screen. However I only asked about how many passes it took because I have to do the inverse. I need the adhesive soft enough so it adheres back to the screen again, so I won't find resistance to know when it's worm enough/already cool. All I'm going to do is put some weight over it. Would say that 1 pass would be enough to heat the adhesive enough on only one edge of the screen?

allanwl - 回复

Ah I see! That makes it a little different then ;) I would say a couple passes on each edge (of two minutes or so maybe) would be good. You want the device to be fairly hot to the touch before you weight it down. After the device has fully cooled, you should poke at it a bit to see if the seal is complete. If it's a little loose, you may need to open it, remove the adhesive, and apply new adhesive. Good luck!

Sam Lionheart -

这块38.2 Wh,7.5 V 电池相当于5087毫安时——相比起Surface Pro 3的5547毫安时减少了9%。 尽管电池更小了,但4代的电池续航通常还是优于3代。
  • 这块38.2 Wh,7.5 V 电池相当于5087毫安时——相比起Surface Pro 3的5547毫安时减少了9%。

    • 尽管电池更小了,但4代的电池续航通常还是优于3代。

    • 我们将这点归结于处理器制程的提高以及芯片面积的减小。

  • 拿“苹果”(译注:双关语,此处也指苹果公司的产品)和橙子对比的话,iPad Air 2则拥有27.62 Wh的电池。但是,即将推出的iPad Pro或许更适合拿来直接对比,因为它更面向专业用户。各位敬请拭目以待!

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微软Surface Pro 4可维修度得分:2分(10分为最易维修) 固态硬盘可以更换。
  • 微软Surface Pro 4可维修度得分:2分(10分为最易维修)

    • 固态硬盘可以更换。

    • 电池并非通过焊接与主板相连,但强力的胶水使得电池更换变成了一项危险的苦差事。

    • 非常规的排线端子使得移除屏幕需要一定的技巧。

    • 屏幕拆卸尽管困难,而且修什么都要拆屏幕,但它仍比上一代产品更简单一些,因为胶水没有那么顽固了。

    • 屏幕总成由全贴合的玻璃面板和液晶屏组成,极难分离和更换。

    • 多数元件由胶水固定,包括屏幕和电池。

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Looks great, much better than last year's. Pity about the glue for the screen. Would love to see screws. Know it's hard, because these are miracles of engineering, but there are lots of very smart men and women working on this, I'm sure they could find a way, especially since these are billed as enterprise devices, and having worked in an IT department, devices get broken a lot. No pen teardown? I'd imagine it's super similar to last year.

I want one of these even more now. Can't wait to see the Surface Book, if they managed to get one.

Thanks everyone at iFixit, keep up the good work. You're an inspiration to us all.

Is the set of huge connectors on the back of the motherboard in step 14 where the battery connects? They look too large for anything else.

Ian Rasmussen - 回复

Glad you liked it! They're tough to get ahold of, but we're definitely gunning for a Surface Book as soon as we can! Those are spring contacts on the reverse of the motherboard, that press against the battery cable and also the keyboard dock connector cable. I updated step 14 to mark them up and explain that, thanks for the reminder!

Andrew Optimus Goldberg -

Nice Tear Down!

Step 1 indicates that the Samsung SSD is 128 GB PCIe NVMe solid state storage.

Step 8 indicates that Samsung SSD chip is S4LN058A01 CIe 3.0 x4 AHCI flash controller.

Should the flash controller protocol be NVMe instead of AHCI?!

Alex - 回复

Hi,

I am curious about the copper plate over the battery. Is there some insulation against heat radiation to the battery? Does the plate radiate against the lcd (the battery also tells that the temperatures should not be higher then 140°F. Thinking about how they manage this)?

Thank you for the nice teardown (and fast!).

ddink - 回复

Hi ddink! The flat plate does diffuse heat into the battery and LCD plate. It actually works as one of two condensers that make up the hybrid cooling system. This article shows a bit more about how that works: http://www.techspot.com/news/62361-surfa...

Andrew Optimus Goldberg -

Thank you for your response. The diffusion to the battery is what I am scared of. Doesn't it reduce the lifetime of the battery (that's why I asked for the thermal insulation)? I'm just curious how they manage, that the battery never reaches the 140*F they have written on it. Maybe we'll see when someone makes a heatmap of the device ;).

ddink -

It looks to me like the heat is mostly going to the battery... I wonder why they couldn't have added at least a heatsink to the second heatpipe so it at least does something?

Larry Chen -

As for the heat-plate, what about the back of the LCD display? The back of the LCD is a large sheet of aluminum. I bet that most of the heat form the heat-plate is transferred to the display, thus spread throughout the entire machine.

Philip Hanner -

The heat appears to dump into the battery pack. I recently had the left battery cell expand enough to force the screen off of the surface along the left side. A good 1/4 inch separation

timothygill -

This is also my concern (I have i7-8GB).

Instead of using the back magnesium they are bringing the heat to the temp sensitive regions of this device!!!

Mohammadreza Najafi -

So it appears that the Micro-SD port is UHS-I only, not UHS-II, correct? UHS-II chips have 16 pins, but the x-ray appears to only show 8 pins, which is standard for UHS-I. I couldn't find anything about the Micro-SD RealTek controller.

rogersfitzhugh - 回复

Could you tell more about the display? Which company's branding can be seen there? Is it Microsoft themselves? Or is it LG like most IPS displays? Or Samsung, Sharp pr something else entirely?

Doc in a hurry - 回复

True,. Indeed most companies print the Ip primarily microsft san samsung ...

http://nixe.me/iphone

farizharkart -

A chip N-trig DS-D5000 A1, 3 chips N-trig DS-A5048 B2, and a chip Macronix MX25U1635F 1.8V 16 Mb MXSMIO Serial Flash Memory creates 5 combination of chipset. Is it the G5 Chipset that panos said on Surface event?

Sorry for my bad english, i hope you understand. Thank you.

yosiacs - 回复

oh no, what will the anti apple people complain about now??

djrobsd - 回复

That Samsung controller supports both AHCI and NVMe. For example, see http://www.anandtech.com/show/9396/samsu...

drpizza - 回复

Thanks for the tip! We've updated the teardown to reflect that.

Andrew Optimus Goldberg -

Not 0,so there still something Macrohard need to works on.

Meimoku Azusa - 回复

Thinking of replacing the SSD with a larger capacity model (since Microsoft charges an arm and a leg for extra space). But if I open the device by softening the glue with an iOpener and using an iSclack, how do I re-assemble/re-glue the device after putting in a new SSD?

John Doe - 回复

This is the question no one seems to answer. My Pro 4 froze and on reboot the SSD has disappeared. I was able to boot into a live Linux install and it doesn't see the OS drive, nor does the Windows reinstallation tool.

I've seen reference to this tape: https://www.amazon.com/3M-Scotch-4905-VH...

as well as this: https://www.amazon.com/NIUTOP-Double-Adh...

but not entirely sure how wide to get it?

Anthony Raynor -

It would seem like this design would cause the battery to heat up considerably, which I can't imagine being too good for it. Considering how how these things get, it would appear that this would only cause the battery to have a shorter lifetime and make a difficult replacement come sooner.

Larry Chen - 回复

Hi,

Anyone can tell if Samsung's NVMe SDD can be replaced with a SATA M.2 SSD?

ldrygiel - 回复

I think it's almost time the "iFixit" team invests in an Electron Microscope with X-ray capabilities... or at least some kind of shrink ray to help you with your Fantastic Voyages. ; )

Great job on the MSP4 teardown!

Stef808 - 回复

Will the iOpener damage the lcd/ pixels or even the camera/sensor if placed on the edge above those?

I need to soften up the adhesive only, not replacing the screen at all.

allanwl - 回复

The iOpener is specifically formulated to melt adhesive without damaging parts. Follow the directions to avoid overheating, but the internal components will not be damaged.

Sam Lionheart -

iFixit folks, does the old adhesive still work for re-attaching the screen back or you have to put glue or replace the all the adhesive strips entirely?

allanwl - 回复

in replacing the ssd do you have to reinstall windows 10?

smok3yboi619 - 回复

If this is not a troll question, don't attempt this yourself. You have much to learn before attempting to replace SSDs on a screw-less device. I suggest building your own tower PC first. There is only one permanent storage drive on this device, so Windows will necessarily be installed on there.

To more clearly answer your question, you could either attempt an image level copy of the drive or yes, reinstall windows.

kaiser_m_c -

I have a surface pro 4, that appears that the left battery has a protective wrap on it the wrap swelled up causing the screen to seperate from the chassis. Any thoughts

gbealert - 回复

What is the thickness of the heat plate?

leeyc - 回复

My Surface Pro seems to be ejecting something between the edge of the bezel and the glass screen... very thin and only just sticking out ever so slightly. I looked through this tear down to try and figure out what it is and it looks like maybe the strip in the top right corner of Step 13 (motherboard coming out).. its the copper colored strip, maybe with some white writing on it (can't quite tell in the image). Any idea what it is and how alarmed I should be? That whole top edge bezel is just ever so slightly 'loose' feeling....

Thanks!

Lance Greenwood - 回复

Sounds an awful lot lie the Wi-Fi antennas.

kaiser_m_c -

Does anyone know if the daughter board on the LCD assembly is removable or hard fixed? We got one in for repair with a small crack on the screen and we ordered the replacement screen in but it does not come with the daughter board. We are hesitant to take off the old screen if the daughter board is not removable. Anyone have experience with this?

workingshane - 回复

Return and buy OEM, always oem even if you have to charge more. It install better confidence in your tech's on quotes and makes repairs a breeze and less likely for defects. Every OEM screen I have ordered came with the connectors and pcb's attached. Just because it's cheaper and margins are better doesn't mean a "good" repair. But you can lift it off carefully, make sure you photograph everything as not perfectly lined up and exact could and most likely will cause clearance issue and possible ribbon folding/tearing from that clearance. All because the adhesive you most likely have was not spec'ed or QA'd with the device, that's extra milimeters that wasn't intended for. All and all being creative and doing these steps wastes more time and could end badly rather than ordering the screen with it. If anything you have a spare cracked screen to practice perfection on removing it.

mike griffin -

Hi! the ntrig board is glued with double sided tape on the LCD and it is fairly simple to remove. The same tape is sticky enough to hold the pcb on the new screen. Just be careful with the ribbon cables, they are very frail. (the ones on the broken screen that I replaced broke in the middle of the bend as soon as I disconnected them).

Calin Spanu -

Step 6

Does anyone know if the daughter board on the bottom right (where the 2 ribbon cables attach) is removable and easily swappable to the new screen assembly? The new screens do not come with the daughter board. https://d3nevzfk7ii3be.cloudfront.net/ig... Bottom Right

workingshane - 回复

Hi Guys,

does anyone know how thick the glue holding the screen assembly is? After the Screen assembly is removed, how easy / hard is it to remove the remaining glue from the glass or aluminium? Thanks a lot. Keep up the good work!

Dietmar - 回复

With a little heat as you scrape carefully will get it off very nicely. Use a soft cloth with MGchemicals 99% isopropyl to clean off what a plastic spudger and slight heat couldnt, and the isopropyl will give a better clean surface to adhere new adhesive. If you have to use metallic objects to scrape clean try not to dig into the aluminum, while it won't show after repair, it will cause "pits" & "craters" (under the scope you can see em!) and will not let your adhesive have "bite" on the aluminum side and potentially leaves you open for a return or redo because of lifting.

mike griffin -

Can I replace the RAM? If, what is the compatible memory? Where can I buy it? What is the max Surface Pro 4 can support?

Subway Support - 回复

While the ssd is "easily" replaceable(once you get to it), the RAM is NOT. It is soldered onto the motherboard. Unless you want to try your luck with soldering gun and small 2 to 4gb RAM chips...

kaiser_m_c -

Yes I agree with your scoring on these, I've repaired many surfaces and all are pain in the rear side, kind of. I wish I could find that foam-type adhesive used, that stuff is really strong. I always get the LCD panels off clean and touch still working, you would be suprised to know they have very LITTLE value, and suprisingly cheap for an oem replacement. You'll have your work cut out for you as not only is it rough to open your potentially gambling with $2k worth of MSRP hardware! Not even the 128gb iPad pro 12" intimidated me as much on the screen repair, and I did one of those like a week after release. Still on of the first on the YouTube to show that there is solder involved!

mike griffin - 回复

Is the ram soldered ??? Can we upgrade the ram ??? Plzz reply asap guys .....plzz

FRIENDS CONFERENCE - 回复

Hello, can some expert of Surface Pro tell me if one can replace the Surface Pro 4's RAM and HDD with Surface Pro 3? I have two Surface Pro: the 4 has 4GB with 128GB; where as the 3 has 8GB and 256GB. I would like to swap them so my surface pro is as beefy as I can get!

Is it possible?

riz hossain - 回复

bad news is 4gb ram will be 4gb ram (surface owner can't upgrade it)

in many countries 8 GB ram surface pro 4 is very expensive (if users can upgrade the ram it will very awesome - and very cheap )

Daniel Blackbird - 回复

Do you guys know how n\to snap the screen in after fixing it?

Qúy Khang Đầu - 回复

Does anyone know where I can buy a spare Surface Pro 4 Wifi antenna?

Amazing FondueNYC - 回复

Has anyone experienced issues with not being able to run off of battery after screen replacement? Everything worked fine including running off battery my screen was just shattered so I ordered a replacement and put it in using a heat gun lightly and pry tools. That said I did turn to a razor knife to scrap off some adhesive and may have sliced into the gold embedded wire for the Ambient light sensor board. Everything seems to work fine when I am plugged in. The battery shows it is charging are even charged completely but if I unplug it immediately turns off completely.

J.Squires - 回复

Torn completely down again tested battery and it has full charge, ran a led light for couple days and run battery to 40%. Put everything back together including using concudtive glue to fix the WiFi antenna that I previously sliced. Still no luck running off of battery with new screen. I am thinking it must have to do with some kind of grounding that is not making contact with the new screen when running on battery. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

J.Squires -

Hello thank you for the brilliant article

I have a question if anyone could answer, that would be great!

Can I put the motherboard of a cosmetically damaged Surface Pro i7 into my Microsoft i3 and it behave it's self?

Any in put would be gladly received. ,

All the best Steven

totalloser - 回复

chassis for i3 and i7 models have different thickness. i7 has a fan that the i3 does not. it's highly unlikely you would get it to fit the way you described.

joeku -

Has anyone been successful in finding the schematics for this board? I have a water damaged Surface Pro 4 I'm working on and trying to find replacement ics and bga chips to replace.

Thank you

Dan

Dan - 回复

It'll be easier to replace the entire board than try to replace individual ICs.

joeku -

Helllo everyone, I am ina bit of a mess with this device. I tried a screen replacement on my i7 pro. Whilst doing this I mistakenly tore the flex that connects the n-trig board to the motherboard. But I still tried to connect all together to at least check that the display I bought is working.

Unfortunately I didnt get any thiong on the screen, I have now ordered a new flex ribbon whic h should hopefully be here on Friday. Does anyone know if this could be responsible for my no display. I am sure the pro is on as I can feel the board is warm etc. I've also ordered an HDMi which I can hopefully use to see it on an external screen. Has anyone here attempted a screen replacement before?

Olly - 回复

Does anyone know where I can buy a bottom case for surface pro 4?

Lyntis Moten - 回复

Does anyone know where I can buy a motherboard for surface pro 4 128 i5?

Roberto - 回复

Nice piece guys, please my Microsoft surface pro4 screen start to flicker after a while, like when the processor get hot. Thought it was a windows problem, which I actually reset the system but the problem persisted. Any solution please? Thanks

Abbas abubakar - 回复

Can you changed a CMOS battery in SP4 to get out of UEFI stuck mode since I do not have the password?

Hien Pham - 回复

Any idea how to remove the CMOS battery and replace, or does this not exist on the SP4? thanks

Ian -

Can you remove and replace the CMOS battery on a SP4? Or does this not exist? How did you get around the stuck UEFI mode? thanks

Ian -

If we want to reset the CMOS/BIOS we can just remove the battery connector, correct ?

Hien Pham - 回复

Battery level indicator indicating that it is not charging even plugged in. Possible to repair?

Wei Chien - 回复

Battery indicator indicating that plugged in but not charging.. Is my SP4 battery dead or other hardware issue? Can it be repaired?

Wei Chien - 回复

We have chenges the screen. Once done the Surface works but only with the adaptor and does not work with his own battery. Any Ideas???

David Cohen - 回复

Wei Chien. Did you get any answer/solution?

David Cohen - 回复

To re assemble the LCD is there a specific glue or just double side tape? And what is the replacement SSD (512) type or model number?

Ken - 回复

Hi. What’s the red surface just behind the CPU, non-conductive insulation? Also, what type of adhesive material is used at the back of the batteries? It there any chance that the batteries also serve the role of heat pipes, transferring heat they absorb from the copper plate to the back panel, via the adhesive? That would explain how the back of the Surface Pro feels warmer than the touch screen (that’s my impression).

Nikos Tsarmpopoulos - 回复

Hi

i have surface pro 4 and it has 2 problems

flick(vibration)screen + BSOD (hardware failure)

is there a way to find why this problems occur ? (I am IT engineer and i can’t solve that -drivers , … )

thanks

ps: my country is ban from US and i can’t exchange it

Daniel Blackbird - 回复

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