Has anyone attempted to/succeeded at upgrading the SSD storage?

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  1. Johnny365

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    I know ifixit and others rank it 1/10 for the difficulty with removing the screen to open up the insides. Have any of you been successful in removing the screen and upgrading the SSD? Is there a professional service that does this?
     
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    That would require a board level modification. I don't feel anyone other than the manufacturer would be qualified to even try.
     
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    I'm not sure any techs would be comfortable working on a Surface. I don't believe it is user serviceable either. I know I wouldn't ever want to do it. I found this video a long time ago, and had to resolve myself to the fact that the Surface is just not a serviceable machine. Dare I say it out loud, disposable. I hate to even think of my SP3 like that. Anyway, check out this video and see how hard it is to crack one of these open.

     
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    Some yahoo cut open the magnesium case on the back and replaced an SSD.. I think the odds of success on that are very low, one slip or a mm too deep and you have an expensive paper weight even with success your left with an ugly hole in the case and you warranty is over.
     
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    Okay, thanks. I thought maybe you guys perfected a method of doing it with a higher success rate. In any case, I think with my budget and needs, I'll go with the SP3 i5 128/4GB
     

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