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  1. Matt Dawson1's Avatar
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    Well heatgun = no check on my list of tools. Getting one tonight.
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    Actually, this looks hard, but there are some apple repairs that are harder IMO.

    My biggest question is: How do you get the screen back on after it's been opened ? Heat it again and clamp it while it cools ? The other parts just look like an exercise in caution.

    Surely, there is someone out there that thinks a 240gb surface is worth some amount of effort ?
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    #28  
    the excessive use of adhesive will preclude any upgrades/replacements w/ this product
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    So, in other words - despite a user upgradable SSD, there is no getting this thing back together ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moviefun View Post
    So, in other words - despite a user upgradable SSD, there is no getting this thing back together ?
    Not really the case.

    Invest in some of this and you can get it back together: 3M Touch Screen Digitizer Double Sided Tape Adhesive for Apple iPhone 4 4S iPod | eBay
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    Matt, will you be video taping your tear down?
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    Got it apart. mSATA and screwed down. Bad news though I did not heat the glue sealing the case well enough so when I took it apart I ripped the touch sensor cable. Heat that glue good but after that it is simple. Plugging in a 240GB MyDigitalSSD mSATA at $179.99 is 100% possible. Pics and more to come.
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    Phone History (hopefully in order): Samsung SGH-D407 > AT&T (HTC) Tilt > Sony Ericsson W580 > Blackberry Curve 8900 > Sony Ericsson C901 > HTC Touch Pro 2 > Blackberry 9700 > iPhone 3GS > Motorola Defy > Blackberry 9650 > iPhone 4 > Nokia E71 > Dell Venue Pro > HTC Titan > HTC Titan II > Lumia 900 + Samsung Galaxy Exhibit > Nokia Lumia 920 + Nokia Lumia 521 + Motorola RAZR V3xx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Dawson1 View Post
    Got it apart. mSATA and screwed down. Bad news though I did not heat the glue sealing the case well enough so when I took it apart I ripped the touch sensor cable. Heat that glue good but after that it is simple. Plugging in a 240GB MyDigitalSSD mSATA at $179.99 is 100% possible. Pics and more to come.
    Ran across this:
    microsoft-surface-pro-complete-replacement-screen.jpg
    Don't know anything about them but unless someone figures out how to fix the cables it may work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Dawson1 View Post
    Got it apart. mSATA and screwed down. Bad news though I did not heat the glue sealing the case well enough so when I took it apart I ripped the touch sensor cable. Heat that glue good but after that it is simple. Plugging in a 240GB MyDigitalSSD mSATA at $179.99 is 100% possible. Pics and more to come.
    This gives me hope that eventually there will be a professional service that will take in Surface Pros to upgrade the SSD for a price. I am already down to 60GB available on my 128GB Pro. I have an 8GB usb3.0 flash drive on the way to offload recovery.
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    Got it back together seems to be working fine.

    How would y'all like this much space?

    2013-02-26_1652 - BnBBorkerBuyer's library

    240GB MyDigitalSSD successfully installed.

    This bundle will give you a USB 3.0 case so you can clone your OS and later house the stock Crucial Drive.

    http://www.amazon.com/MyDigitalSSD-B...wpcentral00-20

    If you are going to do this heat the glue heat the glue and heat it some more.
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    but doesn't your touch screen not work now since u ripped the cable?

    touch capabilities > larger ssd
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    I thought they did, and although it was upgradable, it was very hard. No glue, though! (Might've been the RT)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkhalil06 View Post
    but doesn't your touch screen not work now since u ripped the cable?

    touch capabilities > larger ssd
    Everything works fine no idea what that cable was for. It was one of the cables attached to the display for sure.

    If you don't get lazy and you heat all the glue well you will be fine.
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    Glad it can be done but I'm going to wait for a pro shop to be able to do it and go for 256GB or something. I got a 64Gb pro and for what I'll use it for that will be fine for now.
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