Teardown Reveals Microsoft Surface's Insides

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The folks at iFixit have torn yet another gadget to bits -- this time, it's Microsoft's recently launched tablet Surface.

The device scored just 4 out of 10 on iFixit's repairability scale, due to the trickiness of removing Surface's rear panel and an LCD that's very hard to access. The rear panel is fastened to the device with 17 Torx screws, and a special label makes it evident that you've tampered with Surface's innards.

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Luckily, once you've gone through the pains of removing the back panel, the battery is easily removed, which can't be said for most of the device's other parts.

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Check out the entire teardown over at iFixit.

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This is the Surface tablet with Touch Cover in place.

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This story originally published on Mashable here.