Surface Pro 5 Screen Repair & Warnings Watch This First!

Surface Pro 5 Screen Repair & Warnings Watch This First!

Watch this video first before repairing any Surface tablet and read this article for reasons why you should.
“Lessons learned from DIY Microsoft Surface Pro 4 screen replacement”.

Author: Jonathan Kamens
Watch this video for additional step by step visuals.
Surface Pro 4 Screen Repair From Start To Finish “Sort of”

Surface Tablet Repairs
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Tool List

Kester 24-6040-0053 Solder
Slolder Stand
Hakko 611-2 Dual Solder Reel Stand
AMTECH NC-559-V2-TF Solder Flux – 30cc
Chipquik Tack Flux no clean in a 30cc
Solder Wick
Gootwick Desoldering Braid
Soldering & Hot Air Station
Hakko FX951-66 Full Kit Single
Hakko FM-203 Dual
Hakko FM2023-02 SMD Tweezer
Quick 861DW 1000W
Fume Extraction
Hakko FA400-04 Bench Top
Hakko FA430-KIT1 Floor
Snips & Pliers
Miniature Cutters & Needle-Nose Pliers
Digital Caliper
Hakko C1390C Omnivise Board Holder

Spudgers & Pry Tools
iSesamo Spudger + Mini iSesamo
Nylon Spudger
Metal Spudger
Suction Cups
Ultra Thin Flexible Stainless Steel Pry Spudger
Plastic Pics & Glue Cards
Xacto X3311 N0. 1 Precision Knife
Wiha 92093 / 50 Piece Precision Screwdriver Set
Separate Wiha selections
“Cheap” 9 PCS Screwdriver Set
Adhesives & Primers
3M 300LSE Double Sided Super Sticky Heavy Duty Adhesive Tape
3M Tape Primer 94 PEN
Isopropyl Alcohol 99.9% (IPA)
*Branson EC 1 Gallon Concentrated For use With Ultrasonic
*Distilled Water For Use With Ultrasonic
*Mix 100ml Branson EC per 1 Gallon Distilled water.
Ultrasonic Cleaner
Crest P500D 45kHz with Basket
Crest P1800H 45kHz With Basket
Fluke 15b+ Digital Multimeter
Type-C USB Meter
USB 3.0 Meter
Bench Power Supply
Programmable DC Power Supply

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  1. W Gilani
    W Gilani 10 May, 2022, 12:02

    Thanks for the video, is it true that batteries on surface pro 5 are digitally signed by microsoft so replacing them by yourself would make the device wont charge anymore?

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  2. ipschedipsche
    ipschedipsche 10 May, 2022, 12:02

    what does this antenna do? I damaged them 🙁

    Also I have a phantom touch finger in the corner. Is the display I purchased damaged when there is a constant finger touch?

    Thank you

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  3. Scott Tucker
    Scott Tucker 10 May, 2022, 12:02

    My surface is a POS! 🤐😠 Repair shop won't touch it. Power buttons on all models are CRAP, which is such a shame for an otherwise fine product.
    To e last time I accidentally shut it down instead of revisiting it, it took me 6 hours to get it to turn on. I cannot imagine that every single model has this issue. One would THINK Microsoft would fix this issue, but they don't care because Bill Gates us an evil SOB! CURSE YOU BILL GATES!

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  4. not4weak
    not4weak 10 May, 2022, 12:02

    This guy keeps talking about damages

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  5. Helen Gailey
    Helen Gailey 10 May, 2022, 12:02

    I need to change the battery on mine which no longer charges. I have now received the battery but need the know what is the adhesive and where can I obtain it. Thanks

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  6. Cristina Marino
    Cristina Marino 10 May, 2022, 12:02

    could you please let me know what the 2 antennas on the top are for?Actually the one on the left side? Can it be something related to the touch screen? Thanks for your help! and your video, i wish i could have found it before :s

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  7. Ray
    Ray 10 May, 2022, 12:02

    I broke my antenna 🙁 i wonder how much would it impact my surface

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  8. Juank RM
    Juank RM 10 May, 2022, 12:02

    Very useful buddy !!

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  9. Neil Smith
    Neil Smith 10 May, 2022, 12:02
  10. SeNniN
    SeNniN 10 May, 2022, 12:02

    I accidentally cut off two inner screen cables that fold in from the screen connector on bottom left that you disconnected from the bottom. I used a plastic card to cut off the screen its not sharp but it somehow ripped it. Is there any way to fix this? I can seperate the screen and see the connectors but I dont know if its even possible to get those cables.

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  11. xXToastyMuffinX
    xXToastyMuffinX 10 May, 2022, 12:02

    Welp on hour 2 on my screen replacement got about half the screen lifted off

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  12. Manuel Bautista Adame
    Manuel Bautista Adame 10 May, 2022, 12:02

    Side vent sticker surface pro 5?

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  13. Jose Vasquez
    Jose Vasquez 10 May, 2022, 12:02

    Great video, great explanation, keep up the good work 👍🏼

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  14. Edgar Garcia
    Edgar Garcia 10 May, 2022, 12:02

    Just wanted to say thx!! I saw your video like 3 times before I started and did a successful repair!! thank you very much….

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  15. Bob Dutton
    Bob Dutton 10 May, 2022, 12:02

    John, please give direction for best vendor to order screen replacement for pro 5- 1796 and reasonable cost, thanks!

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  16. aficionado
    aficionado 10 May, 2022, 12:02

    Dear I want to consult you: I replaced the screen of my surface 5 pro 1796 with another of the same P / N, it was working very well for a whole day, after a win10 update, coincidentally the touch no longer works. I restored the Windows as factory, I also tried booting in UEFI mode and the touch no longer works, it is inoperative.

    I have my doubts:

    1- When did Windows also update the firmware of the touch control board, is the firmware incompatible?

    2- When the touch is connected or disconnected, the screen always works ok.

    3- I have installed two screens and the same thing happens, after Windows is updated, the touch no longer works.

    The screens I have bought from aliexpress, they are reconditioned.

    Has anyone had a similar experience?

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  17. Dante Smith
    Dante Smith 10 May, 2022, 12:02

    good video. thank you

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  18. James Soder
    James Soder 10 May, 2022, 12:02

    The video was very helpful. Thank you for putting it together and sharing it. I'm not a repair person, but am realizing I may have to do some of my own repairs now. Currently I have two problems. First the adhesive that holds the screen to the frame is coming loose. The second is that part of the touch screen no longer works. Can you advise me on getting the screen working agin and where to get the adhesive? Thanks in advance! Jim ([email protected])

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  19. Matthew Moses
    Matthew Moses 10 May, 2022, 12:02

    Hello I was wondering if you know where I could get a replacement LCD screen connector shield like the first one you took off at the bottom of the LCD screen?

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  20. Anti Singh
    Anti Singh 10 May, 2022, 12:02

    I opened it like you did now the touch screen doesn't work. I even replaced the flex cable for the digitizer, but still would not work. Any help ?

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  21. greggt2020
    greggt2020 10 May, 2022, 12:02

    is the 3M tape a kit made for the surface or do i need to get (what model tape?) the tape and cut it to size?

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  22. Fabrícia Martins
    Fabrícia Martins 10 May, 2022, 12:02

    Can you tell me what is the price of the micrososft pro 5 screen exchange in brazil?

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  23. iuries
    iuries 10 May, 2022, 12:02

    Thank you very much!

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  24. Reilley
    Reilley 10 May, 2022, 12:02

    hey i dont understand im looking at all the sp5 teardown videos and none of them have fans but mine has a fan, i can hear it
    im pretty sure mine is an sp5 because it has a 7th gen i7 cpu
    if you have any info on where i could find a teardown of it i would be very greatful
    good video nonetheless 🙂

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  25. theruined
    theruined 10 May, 2022, 12:02

    So, for those that do happen to rip, damage or are worried their antennae have been compromised – you're in luck. I recently replaced the screen on my Surface Pro 5 and got too impatient with the heat gun and ripped one of mine clean off. My screen was cracked in several areas so I really had a tough time. I found the entire upper assembly on eBay for $40. A real life saver if you ask me. So this information is a bit outdated as there are parts available, just not sure how readily available they will continue to be. Just search for Surface Pro 5 antenna and good luck! But, for those that haven't started yet, be patient.

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  26. Jody Hill
    Jody Hill 10 May, 2022, 12:02

    what is the touch-screen model for this tablet? I want to restore a new touch-screen personally, however i want to be certain i order the correct touch-screen part/accessory. Im trying to learn properly about my tablet and become self sufficient in reparing as a healthy project. Can anyone shed some light on the exact screen i would order online? id appreciate any assistance, since the customer service wants to charge me for their service. thank you all!

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  27. Paranoidandro1d1
    Paranoidandro1d1 10 May, 2022, 12:02

    What temperature is your heat gun set to?

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  28. chopper1985100
    chopper1985100 10 May, 2022, 12:02

    Thanks for the comprehensive video Jonathon, very well done

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  29. lekhalalala
    lekhalalala 10 May, 2022, 12:02

    After quite a number of studies and watching all the replacement videos and mental simulation, I successfully replaced my surface go screen. Thank god and I'm here to say thanks for this video!

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  30. Gary Brown
    Gary Brown 10 May, 2022, 12:02

    What’s the difference between the LTL and LTN versions of the screen ?

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  31. Ralph Furino
    Ralph Furino 10 May, 2022, 12:02

    I have a surface 1796 in which the battery is fully charged but will not run off the battery, only when plugged in.

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  32. Luca Stefano Missaglia
    Luca Stefano Missaglia 10 May, 2022, 12:02

    Hello there, i was wondering where can I get the adhesive for the display.
    How wide is it?
    I found something on ebay from 2mm to 10mm

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  33. Jennifer Kuhlman
    Jennifer Kuhlman 10 May, 2022, 12:02

    I need to know how to change the charging port….. Any help with that?

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