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  1. jsouth117's Avatar
    I just bought a used Surface Pro 3 with a cracked screen (digitizer, the lcd is fine), so I want to know what to expect when I get it.

    What are your results with using a Surface Pro 3 with a cracked (digitizer) screen? Has anyone cracked their screen and still have touch working? I was also curious if pen input still works?

    Has anyone successfully replaced the screen assembly?
    Last edited by jsouth117; 02-09-2015 at 03:31 PM. Reason: added detail
    02-09-2015 01:57 PM
  2. John Steffes's Avatar
    Not sure what you mean by cracked screen, if it is so cracked that it no longer produces a display, or the digitizer does not work... I have used several laptops, with cracked screens as servers (headless), with a Surface Pro 3, (docking station or without), you can connect an external Display Port screen, or USB to Screen, and it can run Windows 8.1, and I am sure you can get Windows Server 2012 R2 to install (although I do not own a Surface Pro 3 to know/test that on)...

    But as a tablet/laptop having a screen non-functional would kind of make it non-usable... YMMV...
    02-09-2015 02:53 PM
  3. jsouth117's Avatar
    Sorry, I meant the digitizer specifically. I know I can connect to an external display. But I want to know if I will still be able to use the pen even with a broken digitizer. Thanks!
    02-09-2015 03:33 PM

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