If you own a Surface device and have longed for the day that Microsoft will finally start selling replacement parts, your wait is over. Microsoft’s VP of Devices services and product engineering, Tim McGuiggan announced that the company has officially started selling these replacement components via its Microsoft Store.
We are excited to offer replacement components to technically inclined consumers for out-of-warranty, self-repair. When purchasing a replacement component, you will receive the part and relevant collateral components (such as screws if applicable).
At the moment, purchases are limited to users based in the United States, Canada, and France. Microsoft further indicated that there are plans to expand the availability of these components in more markets in the future.
So if you’re in any of the countries listed above, you can get screen displays, kickstands, SSDs, keyboard and trackpad components, cameras, and more directly from the Microsoft Store.
That being said, these components will be limited to Surface Pro 7, Surface Pro 8, Surface Pro 9, Surface Laptop 3, Surface Laptop 4, Surface Laptop 5, Surface Laptop Go 2, Surface Laptop Studio, and the Surface Studio 2+.
Newer models like the Surface Pro 9 have a variety of components, such as displays, SSDs, batteries, USB-C ports, and more, compared to older models like the Surface Pro 7. It was difficult for users to get these components for the longest time, but with this new change, Microsoft is making it easier for Surface owners to repair their devices.
Of course, the price of these components varies depending on the device’s model and the part itself. For instance, the Surface Pro 9’s kickstand is currently priced at $56.99, while the Surface Studio 2+ will cost you up to $1,749.99.
In 2021, Microsoft partnered with iFixit in a bid to make Surface device components more accessible, thus making it easier for repair technicians to service the devices. However, if your device is still under warranty, Microsoft technicians can still repair it.
This goes a long way in improving Surface devices’ fixability, It will be interesting to see the impact this change plays as far as sales are concerned.