Microsoft and iFixit offer repair kits for some Surface models


iFixit produces tools for Microsoft to repair a Surface Pro 7+ or a Pro 8, for example.

Microsoft and the team from iFixit introduce a new repair program. Owners of Surface devices should be able to use special repair kits to open their hardware independently and repair it if necessary, reports golem.de.
“Microsoft has taken a giant step towards making repairs available to its customers and the timing is perfect there Right to Repair is gaining momentum in the USA, ”writes iFixit CEO Kyle Wiens in this iFixit blog post (engl.). “The availability of OEM tools gives repair technicians the opportunity to help their customers keep their devices alive longer,” continued Wiens.
The program will start with three tools as well as weights and accessories. According to iFixit, these are all developed by Microsoft and manufactured by iFixit. These tools enable the precise loosening and reattaching of glue for select Microsoft Surface models. The tools would strict quality tests subjected, so iFixit.
The so-called Surface Display Debonding Tool (see picture) is used to separate the screen from the device. The purpose of the tool is to ensure that the pick is inserted just deep enough into the tool to separate the unit but not to damage it. This tool is for Surface Pro 7+, Pro 8 (2021, our test) and Pro X provided.

Another of these tools is called the Surface Display Bonding Frame. The frame is used in conjunction with weights to push the display unit onto the device. The adhesive frame is available in two sizes, namely for the Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ (2021) as well as the Surface Pro 8 (2021) and Pro X (2019).

And the Surface battery cover is compatible with Microsoft devices Surface Laptop 3 (13.5 inch, 15 inch), 4 / 13.5 inch, 15 inch), Surface Laptop Go, Surface Laptop SE and the Surface Laptop Studio (2021).
Microsoft has pledged to expand access to repair tools for new products over the coming year. According to the blog, iFixit engineers are also actively working on new repair manuals for these products. For more information, see the iFixit-Blog (engl.).

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