Microsoft is now selling spare parts to enterprise customers to help them repair and upgrade Surface hardware. However, when the company opened the initiative earlier this year, the only spare component available was the Microsoft Surface Removal SSD. Now, Microsoft is expanding the program with more parts across several devices.
In a blog post, Microsoft explains how the program works:
“We have a longstanding commitment to maximize product life, minimize waste, use more renewable resources, and improve the modularity, reparability, and recyclability of our devices—including our packaging. We are also working with our industry partners to make available more repair options that ensure the quality of repairs, safeguard consumer’s privacy and security, and help protect consumers from injury.”
We will start by looking at the Surface Pro 7+, which previously had the Microsoft Surface Removal SSD available. Now, owners of the soon-to-be-replaced Surface flagship can get the hinged 2-in-1 Kickstand.
More Spare Parts
That same kickstand is also coming to the regular Pro 7, the Surface Pro X SQ2 and Pro X SQ1. Those two Surface Pro X devices as well as the Surface Pro 7+ are also getting the SSD door component.
Microsoft also has new parts available for the Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Laptop 4, offering the AB-Cover display assembly and the C-Cover keyboard/trackpad assembly.
You can see all the available components in the table below:
|Component||Description||Surface Laptop 4||Surface Laptop 3||Surface Pro 7+||Surface Pro 7||Surface Pro X SQ2||Surface Pro X SQ1|
|SSD Door||Provides access to removable solid state drive (rSSD)||✓||✓||✓|
|Kickstand||Hinged stand for 2-1 devices||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|C-Cover||Keyboard, Trackpad, and Frame assembly||✓||✓|
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