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This guide will teach you how to safely remove your battery from your Surface Pro 3. The guide starts by removing the screen and digitizer and then goes right into removing the battery.

  1. Before you begin, discharge the Surface Pro's battery below 25%. A charged lithium-ion battery can catch fire and/or explode if accidentally damaged during the repair. The display is strongly glued to the frame of the device.
    • Before you begin, discharge the Surface Pro's battery below 25%. A charged lithium-ion battery can catch fire and/or explode if accidentally damaged during the repair.

    • The display is strongly glued to the frame of the device.

    • To remove the display, first soften the adhesive by applying heat. You can use a heat pad, heat gun, or iOpener. In a pinch, a hair dryer can also work.

    • Be careful when using a heat gun, as too much heat can permanently damage the display and/or battery.

    • Steadily and evenly heat the perimeter of the display until it's too hot to touch, and try to maintain that temperature for several minutes.

    I just replaced both my screen and battery. It took four hours and a couple of wrong turns but I was successful learning what to do next time. However, I am not sure I would do it again.

     

    It takes more heat than one imagines - all most too much and made me queasy fearing I was going to damage something. I would say it actually too hot and likely to damage something so be careful and do not prolong the removal. To get started I used a glass top warming/buffet heating tray set to about 200 degrees.  I turned the surface pro glass side down before turning it one so it would heat gradually with the tray. I let it heat for 15 minutes. In end, I am not sure it helped or not by starting this way.  This was not an easy removal so I shudder to think how worse it would have been if this didn’t help. I used a variable heat gun for the remaining steps. My screen was broken so breaking it further while nerve racking was not going to be catastrophic.

    michael jones - Antwoord

  2. Use a suction cup or an iSclack to pull up on the glass and create a slight gap between the glass and the metal frame. If your display is badly cracked, a suction cup may not adhere. It may help to first cover the display with a layer of packing tape. Alternatively, you can superglue your suction cup to the display.
    • Use a suction cup or an iSclack to pull up on the glass and create a slight gap between the glass and the metal frame.

    • If your display is badly cracked, a suction cup may not adhere. It may help to first cover the display with a layer of packing tape. Alternatively, you can superglue your suction cup to the display.

    • Carefully insert an opening pick into the gap between the screen and the device to cut the adhesive.

    • Slide the pick around the sides and bottom of the display to cut the adhesive. Apply more heat as needed.

    • Work carefully—the glass is thin and will crack easily if you try to force it.

    • The wi-fi antennas are glued under the screen border along the top edge (on either side of the camera), and can be damaged easily. Use extra care when separating the top edge, and apply more heat if necessary.

  3. Continue to heat sections of the screen with the heat gun. As you make your way around the screen with the heat gun, use the plastic opening tool and the opening picks to pry the screen loose. The screen is extremely thin and very easy to break. Be careful working with broken glass.
    • Continue to heat sections of the screen with the heat gun.

    • As you make your way around the screen with the heat gun, use the plastic opening tool and the opening picks to pry the screen loose.

    • The screen is extremely thin and very easy to break. Be careful working with broken glass.

    I used an inexpensive variable heat gun with a dial. It was perfect. My fixed temperature gun would have ruined it. There are two small vents on either side of the screen near the top. Start there and work down on each side. I didn’t have opening picks to keep the glass separated from the body. So, I used blank Cards Against Humanity I found lying around.

    I watched two popular videos. Neither helped and were no better than these instructions. In one video, the guy heats and smashes his way around the display with metal tool. Mistake! Don’t do this even if the screen is broken. This causes glass shards to go everywhere and will force you to replace the adhesive before installing a new screen. You can’t reuse adhesive if it is full of glass. Another video uses a heat gun one side at a time and simply sliding a pick along the edge working around the Surface. This didn’t work. The person had already removed the screen once before and started the second removal before the video.

    michael jones - Antwoord

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  5. Lift the screen up carefully so that no wires are torn. Lift the screen up carefully so that no wires are torn.
    • Lift the screen up carefully so that no wires are torn.

  6. Remove the 3 mm T3 Torx screw securing the battery connector, and disconnect the battery connector. Be careful not lose the small, rectangular bridge connector that lies underneath.
    • Remove the 3 mm T3 Torx screw securing the battery connector, and disconnect the battery connector.

    • Be careful not lose the small, rectangular bridge connector that lies underneath.

  7. Remove the single 4 mm T3 Torx screw securing the display cable. Lift the connector to disconnect the cable. Be careful not lose the small, rectangular bridge connector that lies underneath.
    • Remove the single 4 mm T3 Torx screw securing the display cable.

    • Lift the connector to disconnect the cable.

    • Be careful not lose the small, rectangular bridge connector that lies underneath.

    It's always best to disconnect the battery before disconnecting the display cable. Ensuring there is no power to the device will also ensure you don't damage the backlight components when disconnecting the display. You should also make sure to reattach the display cable before reattaching the battery cable when putting it back together.

    KCrepairguy - Antwoord

    There is also a tiny little board between the ribbon cable and motherboard. Be sure not to lose it!!! If you do the part is 1631 LCD Contact Shield Plate.

    Joseph Neilson - Antwoord

    You’ll notice a spring on the back of your old screen. The new screens don’t have that spring so it will need to be transferred over by the heat gun trick.

    Thierry Plouchart - Antwoord

    The instructions do not mention the bridge connectors under the connectors - tiny little rectangle boards with gold connector dots. There is one under the battery connector and under the display connector. It is sandwiched in between the board and the connector. You may not even notice the bridge connectors. In fact the pictures here with the cable connectors off are showing the bridge connectors under the cable connectors still lying on the motherboard. Go ahead and remove the bridge connectors with tweezers. These connectors are just lying on the motherboard and WILL FALL OFF getting lost without noticing it. The cable connectors do not work without the bridge connectors installed. Good news is the connectors are keyed and fit only one way.

    BTW: Both screws on the battery and display connector were T3’s and the same size.

    michael jones - Antwoord

    Hi!. What’s the name of the band connector and what’s the name of the connector in both sides?

    Nicolás Rearte - Antwoord

  8. Grasp the orange cable connected to the silver connecter. Carefully lift the orange cable up until the connecter pops off. The screen will now be completely disconnected.
    • Grasp the orange cable connected to the silver connecter.

    • Carefully lift the orange cable up until the connecter pops off.

    • The screen will now be completely disconnected.

    • The replacement display may not include all the parts needed for installation. Save all the parts from the original display, and transfer them to the new display as needed.

  9. Use the metal spudger to scrape the battery off of the device. There will be a fair bit of adhesive securing the battery to the device, so make sure to take your time and work the spudger around the perimeter of the battery to loosen all of the adhesive.
    • Use the metal spudger to scrape the battery off of the device.

    • There will be a fair bit of adhesive securing the battery to the device, so make sure to take your time and work the spudger around the perimeter of the battery to loosen all of the adhesive.

    • The Metal Spudger can potentially puncture the battery. It is safer to use the plastic card to remove the battery.

    A plastic card and non-metal spudger were too flexible to work. I used the metal spudger working the outer edge (right and top) getting about half way through these three cells. I then used my hand to pry up at about 60 degrees with a firm slow steady force. The adhesive slowly separated. The batteries were double sided taped to the back of the surface pro. The tape is very thin. It came off with the battery cells and could not be reused. Therefore, I used several lines of Tesa tape for the new battery cells. Make sure the connector on the new battery reaches and fully squares off to the bridge connector on the motherboard. First time I was off by a tiny fraction of an mm. The battery cable has zero give. I had to remove and reset the new battery.

    michael jones - Antwoord

  10. Lift the battery out of the device.
    • Lift the battery out of the device.

    • Be sure to follow instructions listed on the batteries for proper disposal.

    Hello. If I manage to somehow replace the battery, what adhesive should I use to glue the battery and screen back into place?

    reymatt - Antwoord

    No way to take the screen off without cracking it PERIOD!!!

    getintouchwitht - Antwoord

Conclusie

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Do you have to glue everything back together? Do you heat the parts back up to get the glue to stick again?

Danny O'Boyle - Antwoord

I slowly removed the old adhesive watching out for glass shards. A spundger and razer blade didn’t really help. In the end, I just used my fingernail and finger to roll the adhesive like I was removing rubber cement. It too about 30 minutes but I was able to get it cleaned off. I replaced the adhesive with 2 mm Tesa tape. This worked great.

michael jones -

Has anyone ever successfully opened a surface pro 3 without breaking the screen?

juliusmalexander - Antwoord

Yes I have successfully open the surface pro with out breaking the screen by using a heat gun, the islack and the using the picks around the screen as anchors, then use the islack as you will use it to replace the screen in the iphone. It takes time and patience and a lot of heat. It took me 25 minutes to remove the screen with out breaking it.

computertechomar -

Only wizards can accomplish this task without breaking the screen. Yes the screen must be reheated for the glue to stick again. A simple fix to avoid all of these problems is to switch to Apple products.

Erik Snyder - Antwoord

Apple products are worse. I've worked with Ipads and Iphones and seen my fair share of ballooned batteries that lift the screen off for you.

I successfully removed many screens without cracking by heating to 100 deg with a heat gun, using a small suction cup to lightly tug on the cutting area, using a small syringe to insert alcohol into the adhesive, and using a thin single edge box cutter to slice through the adhesive. The best place to start is at the top near the camera as it's not as sticky there. Make sure your suction cup has a good grip, or you risk cracking the screen if the suction cup lets go with the knife under it.

cpronger12 -

Indeed! Even simpler fix? Live in a cave without technology. However, if the professional tools you need only exist in a Windows environment and you require a stylus and touchscreen, how would Apple's products suffice? As an electrical engineer who uses Altium, DxDesigner, OrCAD, and many other such tools, I'm serious when I ask. Meanwhile, my SP3 is serving me tremendously well.

jimhorn - Antwoord

With the number of SP3 an SP4s out there, when the time comes that batteries are failing, there will be a market for the service to replace them for under the US$320 that Microsoft charges. A reliable method to do so would be straightforward (a vacuum gripper for the faceplate and body in an 85°C temperature controlled environment) and could be used to reclose and reseal when done. Not hobby grade but would pay for itself with a few days' use to repair Surface Pros. Somebody will step forward to do that...

jimhorn - Antwoord

Hi, where do I find the details of the battery I need for the replacement?

David Caddick - Antwoord

You can use the command prompt on Windows 10 for you surface pro 3

1. Press Win+X

2. enter command prompt

3. input the command "powercfg /batteryreport"

4. find the batteryreport on you C:

there is the report of you battery. if you have some question. send Email: CoikVollin@139.com

CoikVollin -

Anyone have weird ripple effect on sides of display after removal and refit? I think I have a loose connector but I cant work out which one it is!

Nick Hine - Antwoord

320 bucks to replace the battery? That's almost half the price of what I bought this thing for.

neil0808 - Antwoord

Hello. If I manage to somehow replace the battery, what adhesive should I use to glue the battery and screen back into place?

reymatt - Antwoord

Does anyone know what purpose the little battery board connector serves? Can it be damaged to make the SP3 not power on again?

Lee - Antwoord

Dunno if you’re around Lee, but I’ve got a Surface Pro 3 not powering and i’d very much like to know the answer! Do you even need that sleeve?

Aaron Moffatt -

This is the bridge connector which sits between the motherboard and the cable connector. It is not held on by anything other than being sandwiched between the motherboard, the cable connector and the screw running through the connectors. It is a must have. The display or battery will not work without their bridge connectors.

michael jones -

This article was a massive help, thanks!

see/read how i ended up doing it here:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Surface/comment...

Carlos Murphy - Antwoord

Bonjour,

Où peut-on trouver la batterie de remplacement ?

Rony - Antwoord

As the pictures reveal, this method massively broke the screen. Do NOT use the prying tool to separate the screen. Use something very thin, maybe even an exacto knife, to slip under the screen and work around and separate it. More like slicing than prying. It is still really easy to break it. Make sure it is heated enough and work very SLOWLY.

Barry Hohstadt - Antwoord

As the pictures show this guy massively busted the screen. Do NOT use the blue plastic prying tool to separate the screen. Use something super thin, maybe even like an exacto knife, to work around the screen more like a slicing action than prying. Even then make sure the glue is sufficiently heated and work very slowly.

Barry Hohstadt - Antwoord

I know this post is old but I was just wondering, has anyone ever used a heated plate to remove the screen? My Creator Pro 3D printer has a 6” x 9” heated bed that can heated to any desired temperature (up to over 100 degrees Celsius) without running the printer. Putting a fairly thick aluminum plate, with an aluminum “picture frame” on top so the heat only goes to the edges of the screen seems like it might be an easy way to evenly heat the glue to the desired temperature. The question is: what’s the desired temperature to heat the screen?

Thomas Dirrigl - Antwoord

How wide is the adhesive if I need to replace sections with new adhesive? It look s like the top section is wider than the rest.

scanslers - Antwoord

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