We love the tear downs from iFixit. The team pulls a device apart piece by piece to find out just how repairable it is, and what the company that made the device is doing right and wrong in their designs. Just such a tear down happened with Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet. In short, the tablet is a miserable failure for repairability.
iFixit gives the Surface Pro a Repairability Score of 1 out of 10 (with a 10 being easiest to repair). There are 90 (NINETY!!) screws to get past before you can even open the Surface Pro up to see the insides. After that, there's loads of adhesive holding things in place. iFixit states, "Unless you perform the opening procedure 100% correctly, chances are you'll shear one of the four cables surrounding the display perimeter."As Mashable points out, "All in all, owners of Surface Pro would probably do well not to try to repair the device under any circumstances."
Other tablet devices that have undergone the tear-down treatment from iFixit include the Kindle Fire (scored 8 out of 10), the Kindle Fire HD (scored 7 out of 10), the iPad 4 (a sad 2 out of 10) , and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (scored 8 out of 10),