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Microsoft Surface Laptop Can't be Repaired
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Default Microsoft Surface Laptop Can't be Repaired - 06-19-2017, 06:27 | posts: 28,964 | Location: Guru3D testlab

iFixit has given Microsoft's new Surface Laptop a score of 0 in terms of repairability.*The laptop can not be opened without causing massive damage is close to impossible to repair.*...

Microsoft Surface Laptop Can't be Repaired
   
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Default 06-19-2017, 06:54 | posts: 143 | Location: Poland

Who would want to repair? There are a new times, now even shirts you do not wash only buy new.
   
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Default 06-19-2017, 07:55 | posts: 4,978 | Location: 0.0.0.0

I was actually considering getting a surface because they look quite nice but.. well not now..
   
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Default 06-19-2017, 08:32 | posts: 426

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Who would want to repair? There are a new times, now even shirts you do not wash only buy new.
Jesus F**k.

Ever heard of "Finite Resources" ?
If it can't be repaired at all, it probably ends up in a landfill.

If we can't recycle 100%, we're not ever going to leave this planet, and will all die here.
   
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Default 06-19-2017, 08:44 | posts: 244 | Location: In Oblivion's Dreams

It's a very specific product, it's quite clearly designed to be as slim as possible and for that there are sacrifices. Why would you by a Surface Book or Surface Notebook expecting it to be opened and fixable.
   
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Default 06-19-2017, 09:05 | posts: 23

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I was actually considering getting a surface because they look quite nice but.. well not now..
I know right! I had thought of getting my brother in law one for his birthday..but i just bailed out after this!
   
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Microsoft make trash consumer products? Never.
   
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Default 06-19-2017, 10:13 | posts: 3,737 | Location: Denmark

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Who would want to repair? There are a new times, now even shirts you do not wash only buy new.
Really?
Hope your using your own backyard as landfill then.
   
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Default Never! - 06-19-2017, 10:39 | posts: 605 | Location: Serbia

NEVER buy ANY hardware from m$. GreedyBill had NEVER made anything worth mentioning in hardware area. Lousy mice, consoles, (disastrous) phones... Isn't it enough headache we have with these helter-skelter OSs (which we endure just for the sake of gaming)...?

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Default 06-19-2017, 11:39 | posts: 426

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It's a very specific product, it's quite clearly designed to be as slim as possible and for that there are sacrifices. Why would you by a Surface Book or Surface Notebook expecting it to be opened and fixable.
The slightest problem out of Warranty (either out of date or not covered) and its in the bin.
So you want to recuperate some important personal/work data from the internal drive after 'death'....what do you do ?
   
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Default 06-19-2017, 12:16 | posts: 85 | Location: Denmark, Aarhus

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So you want to recuperate some important personal/work data from the internal drive after 'death'....what do you do ?
Ask Apple
   
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Default 06-19-2017, 12:20 | posts: 6

What is the replacement warranty like?
   
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Default 06-19-2017, 12:51 | posts: 6,768

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NEVER buy ANY hardware from m$. GreedyBill had NEVER made anything worth mentioning in hardware area. Lousy mice, consoles, (disastrous) phones... Isn't it enough headache we have with these helter-skelter OSs (which we endure just for the sake of gaming)...?
Very few posts here manage to be wrong in every single thing they mention.
   
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Default 06-19-2017, 12:51 | posts: 63 | Location: Canada

Terrible news for laptop enthusiasts. Of course a laptop isn't the most repairable thing, but not being able to disassemble it altogether is a low blow. I think MS took too many cues from Apple here.
   
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Default 06-19-2017, 13:23 | posts: 113

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NEVER buy ANY hardware from m$. GreedyBill had NEVER made anything worth mentioning in hardware area. Lousy mice, consoles, (disastrous) phones... Isn't it enough headache we have with these helter-skelter OSs (which we endure just for the sake of gaming)...?
The Intellimouse, was one of the best mouse that ever existed for its price
   
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Default 06-19-2017, 13:25 | posts: 605 | Location: Serbia

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Really?
Hope your using your own backyard as landfill then.
Rightly said. But, alas!, like on every forum, this one is also full of "bots" and naive people. Naive people: there is no lie desperate and/or bitter enough that they aren't gonna swallow... Bots: they are paid to lie and "cover up"...

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Default 06-19-2017, 13:54 | posts: 143 | Location: Poland

I was joking, even if you can not repair you would exchange because of warranty, and all that broken stuff would goes to manufacturer and it would recycle it. But still we are in times where if warranty ends stuff going to landfill, like cars, printers.. Some companies design in a special way so that they do not last longer than the warranty period and you would need to purchase again later

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Default 06-19-2017, 14:20 | posts: 1,647 | Location: MA, USA

Why are people surprised by this? Why are people seeing this as a MS problem? It's been pretty clear MS has been trying to be more like Apple since the first Surface showed up (I'm not saying that was the first Apple-like thing they did, I'm saying that's when it became obvious). Ever tried upgrading or fixing an Apple product? Many modern ones are also held together by glue. I'm sure any product competing with this Surface Laptop is going to be built very similarly.

If you like the idea of having the thinnest device possible, don't expect any alternatives to be much better than this laptop.

Though I understand the needs for ultra-thin laptops, I personally would rather have something beefier with better performance, better battery life, better durability, and better upgradability, all for a better price. I hate having to sacrifice practicality over something so frivolous. Smartphones seem to be the worst offenders of this kind of thing (seriously, I want my phone to be usable - I don't care what it looks like when I'm not touching it).
   
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Default 06-19-2017, 14:39 | posts: 605 | Location: Serbia

Nobody said m$ is the ONLY one to blame. But, in this particular case, nobody ELSE is a culprit.

''Some companies design in a special way so that they do not last longer than the warranty period and you would need to purchase again later''

Yes Chronek, indeed. Long ago explained by Jack London ("Iron heel", popularly interpreted K. Marx's Capital). Overproduction ending up with economic crisis.
Anybody has watched "Bladerunner"?

Laugh at me if you like: M$ is epicenter of the EVIL. I mean it LITERARY - these guys are EVIL embodied, logistic center of anti-human powers. NOTHIHNG that they do is unintentional, and their intentions are far from being benevolent towards humanity...

"...something beefier with better performance, better battery life, better durability, and better upgradability, all for a better price. I hate having to sacrifice practicality over something so frivolous"

Yes, but that's what they HATE most. Short living, easily forgotten/dropped
disposed off, that's their formula ("we were ALWAYS in war with Eastasia never with Eurasia"...).

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Default 06-19-2017, 15:44 | posts: 6,798 | Location: Chilling

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Nobody said m$ is the ONLY one to blame. But, in this particular case, nobody ELSE is a culprit.

''Some companies design in a special way so that they do not last longer than the warranty period and you would need to purchase again later''

Yes Chronek, indeed. Long ago explained by Jack London ("Iron heel", popularly interpreted K. Marx's Capital). Overproduction ending up with economic crisis.
Anybody has watched "Bladerunner"?

Laugh at me if you like: M$ is epicenter of the EVIL. I mean it LITERARY - these guys are EVIL embodied, logistic center of anti-human powers. NOTHIHNG that they do is unintentional, and their intentions are far from being benevolent towards humanity...

"...something beefier with better performance, better battery life, better durability, and better upgradability, all for a better price. I hate having to sacrifice practicality over something so frivolous"

Yes, but that's what they HATE most. Short living, easily forgotten/dropped
disposed off, that's their formula ("we were ALWAYS in war with Eastasia never with Eurasia"...).
You need to seek professional help ASAP...
   
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Default 06-19-2017, 15:45 | posts: 13,019 | Location: Toledo Ohio

So...We're gonna put away the tin foil hats and what not here and stop throwing words like "evil" around.
   
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Default 06-19-2017, 16:46 | posts: 3,752 | Location: UK

Wow, i thought for one moment i had clicked on ATS by mistake. lol
   
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Default 06-19-2017, 17:04 | posts: 669 | Location: Kosovo/Pristina

Nobody is forcing you to buy it so why are you whining about it, this is made for end users who don't know to tell difference between win 7 and win 10 or even worse..

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Default 06-19-2017, 17:09 | posts: 7,065 | Location: Washington DC

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Why are people surprised by this? Why are people seeing this as a MS problem? It's been pretty clear MS has been trying to be more like Apple since the first Surface showed up (I'm not saying that was the first Apple-like thing they did, I'm saying that's when it became obvious). Ever tried upgrading or fixing an Apple product? Many modern ones are also held together by glue. I'm sure any product competing with this Surface Laptop is going to be built very similarly.

If you like the idea of having the thinnest device possible, don't expect any alternatives to be much better than this laptop.

Though I understand the needs for ultra-thin laptops, I personally would rather have something beefier with better performance, better battery life, better durability, and better upgradability, all for a better price. I hate having to sacrifice practicality over something so frivolous. Smartphones seem to be the worst offenders of this kind of thing (seriously, I want my phone to be usable - I don't care what it looks like when I'm not touching it).
It's OK when Apple does it because it's Apple apparently.
   
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Default 06-19-2017, 18:42 | posts: 3,102

So you guys can go one complaining about it's repairability can I just stand at the side line and say Alcantara lined keyboard... who on god's green f*cking Earth is asking for an Alcantara lined keyboard?

Okay continue the complaining folks.
   
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