I’d like to chime in an idea when assembling the glass back on. I always like to place it upside down so the glass is on a flat surface. Then press down on the edges of the metal case backing.
This will ensure that you’re not pressing unevenly on the glass when assembling which can sometimes crack it. Possibly not so much with this glass, since it seems to be a little flexible. But I’ve learned the hard way with other devices it’s a bad idea to be pressing on glass. With this method the glass is always on a flat surface and should greatly minimize a possible crack.
And here’s my opinion. Every device needs some form of repair at some point to keep the price down of buying new hardware every 2 years. Who wants to spend $400-$600 every 2 years.
I work in a repair shop, and I stay away from all Surfaces now. I just had a customer call me 20 minutes ago asking if I repair Surface Go’s. I said “no, too much can break just opening them up”. After the call I researched what a “Surface Go” is. Now I’m glad I didn’t take on that challenge.
Repairability of 1? I’d never buy one, and I feel sorry for the suckers who have and end up with a broken one seeking for repairs. At least they don’t put the WiFi and Bluetooth antenna under the adhesive anymore.
You forgot to mention to remove the SIM card. My card housing was bending up with the case inside the slot.
I thought I passed math class. I count thirteen screws, not nine.
This is an important step that’s missed by a lot of people resulting in negative reviews on replacement screens. Screen suppliers never mention this step or people would not buy from them. Save yourself a headache and time and buy a screen-digitizer with the sleep/wake sensor already soldered.