The iFixit colleagues took a closer look at the mobile device . In the past, Microsoft attracted negative attention with its Surface devices. Because they were difficult to repair. However, the Surface Pro 9 seems to mark a turning point.
However, Microsoft appears to have worked directly with iFixit on the Surface Pro 9 to prime it for better repairability. And the Redmonders have probably accepted a few pieces of advice from their colleagues.
As a result, the battery is no longer glued, but screwed, which makes it much easier to replace. Towards the end of 2022, Microsoft also wants to publish repair instructions for various devices on its website and also deliver spare parts from 2023.
The following components can generally be replaced with the Surface Pro 9: Display, battery, motherboard, cooling module with fan, SSD, SSD cover, kickstand, Surface Connect connection, speakers, WLAN deck with microphones, front camera, rear camera, start and end screen volume buttons and the back cover. However, the availability of spare parts may vary at times depending on the market.
iFixit actually notes in the teardown that the SSD is now easy to access. Only a magnetic flap has to be lifted off the housing. A memory upgrade is therefore very easy. The edges of the glass display on the Surface Pro 9 also give way slightly to avoid breakage when the display is removed.
Repairing the screen is still not easy, but it is easier to do than in the predecessors. However, the RAM is still soldered As a result, iFixit was able to give the Surface Pro 9 a 7 out of 10 point on the repairability index. A later upgrade is possible if there is access to the promised manuals and spare parts.
This article has been published on the website : stadt-bremerhaven.de