9/25/23, Yom Kippur: UES & SOHO repair centers are closed / Midtown will be open

Microsoft Surface Pro Battery Replacement

If your Microsoft Surface Pro laptop is not holding its charge for very long, it may be time to replace the battery.

One of the main problems with the Microsoft Surface Pro laptop is that the battery cannot be replaced by the user. This means that if your battery dies, you will need to take your laptop to a service center in order to have it repaired or replaced. While this may not be a problem for some users, others may find it inconvenient or frustrating. Especially since other laptops (such as the Apple MacBook) allow users to replace their own batteries.

So far, there has been no word from Microsoft on whether they plan to release a battery replacement kit for the Surface Pro laptop. In the meantime, those who are experiencing problems with their battery should contact Microsoft support for assistance or take it to a repair center.

What about the regular Surface models?

The Pro line of Surface models are the main devices that are the culprits for making the battery replacements so difficult. It was designed to be practically screw-less and requires heating of the edges of the display to soften its adhesive and can be a real sticky mess. Not to mention putting the display back on to complete the repair. Attempting to repair this yourself without the knowledge of using heat to melt the adhesive can really cause more harm than good. You can even rip the ribbon cables if you’re not careful taking off the display.

The older line of Surfaces actually allow the user to change the battery themselves with just a screwdriver and another special tool for the Torx screws. There are plenty of tutorials for the different models that you can search for across the internet.


Don’t be surprised at the price for repair if you take your Surface Pro to a repair center to replace a battery or even a screen, which involves a similar process. The repair for the Surface Pro is considered one of the most difficult devices to repair because of the way it was designed. It sure looks pretty, but there is a method to the madness there. Do you think Microsoft should make it easier for users to change the battery or is it worth the design flaw for it’s sleekness?

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