Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Is Tedious To Disassemble And Reorganize Compared To Other Products


[Bestbuy618 Notebook Channel]On October 3, Microsoft released a number of new Surface series products – Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Studio 2, and Surface Headphones. The Surface Pro 6 update is a bit “steady” in comparison to the other products: the new elegant black color scheme and configuration upgrades. Surface Pro 6 is still worth our attention as the most representative product of the Surface family, as well as the most productive 2-in-1 computer. Surface Pro 6 has bright platinum and elegant black colors, using a resolution of 2736 1824 (267 ppi) 12.3-inch PixelSense display, the ratio is still 3:2, and support 10-point touch.

The processor has been upgraded to an 8th generation Core with i5 and i7 specifications, 8GB or 16GB of RAM, 128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB SSD storage options, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.1 support, and Windows 10 Home Edition is pre-installed.

The Surface Pro 6 has a 5-megapixel front-facing camera that supports Windows Hello facial recognition and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, as well as one USB 3.0, 3.5mm headphone jack, micro SDXC card reader, Mini DisplayPort, Surface Professional keyboard cover port, and Surface Connect port. The Surface Pro 6 is relatively satisfactory in terms of expandability as a two-in-one product, but an expansion adapter is still required. The price is naturally a continuation of the Surface series: the Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD “Starter Edition” in mainland China is priced at 7,188 yuan; the Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD “Top Edition” priced at 17888 yuan… So, after understanding the configuration and price,

In terms of appearance, the Surface Pro 6 does not differ significantly from its predecessor. According to iFixit, the Surface Pro 6 lacks a Type-C port, which is unfortunate given that the more entry-level Surface GO models already have one. To disassemble the Surface Pro 6, begin with the screen, heat up the adhesive, and then remove the display using a warp and suction cup. This reminds me of a scene not long ago when colleagues disassembled an iPhone XS Max, beginning with the screen and paying close attention to disconnect the motherboard display and touch module cables.

Furthermore, the greater the size of the screen disassembly, the greater the attention should be paid to the force of the way to avoid accidental damage.

On the back of the display panel, you can see the following control components: a red box for Microsoft X904169 06 CL1706 (iFixit speculated that it may be a Surface Pen controller); an orange box for Microsoft X904163 01 CL1708; and a yellow box for Analogix ANX2604 (iFixit speculated that it may be a DisplayPort converter). The Surface Pro 6 can use the Surface Pro 5’s monitor normally… The next part of the cooling section, the motherboard above the heat pipe in the shape of an “octopus,” extended to all parts of the body.

On the left side, additional heat pipes are installed and covered with multiple cooling pads.

It should be noted that this disassembly for the i5 version, yes, there is still no fan, so the body weight is also a little lighter (14g) when compared to the i7 version. The top left corner is obviously reserved for the fan, above the main board, and the four-cell battery occupies nearly one-half of the space below. Lift the cooling pad, disassemble and remove the heatsink, and then remove the motherboard.

To begin the motherboard introduction, the red box represents the Intel Core i5-8250U processor; the orange box represents the Samsung K4E6E304EB-EGCF 2GB LPDDR3 DRAM (4 chips, 8GB total); the yellow box represents the SKhynix HFB1M8M0331A (BC501) 128GB NVMe SSD; the green box represents the Marvell W8897 802.11ac, NFC, and Bluetooth SoC; the blue box represents the Nu

The battery on the Surface Pro 6 is 45Wh (7.57V x 5940mAh), the same as on its predecessor. The next step is to remove the speaker and camera modules, which are separate modules, but there are some minor difficulties in disassembly. According to iFixit, there should be no points for fixability here, and I’ll send you a family photo of the disassembly.

iFixit for Surface Pro 6 received a repairability score of 1 (out of 10); the higher the score, the easier it is to repair. This demonstrates the high difficulty of repair! However, the disassembly requires first removing the screen, which increases the difficulty of disassembly, as the expensive display is very “fragile,” and battery replacement is required to completely disassemble the entire machine can. in addition to the onboard integrated storage…

Overall, iFixit’s verdict is that the Surface Pro 6’s complex structure makes all disassembly and reassembly tedious when compared to other tablets.