Microsoft will repair Surface Laptop 3 screen crack for free

Microsoft is offering free repairs for Surface Laptop 3 owners who are experiencing the strange crack on the screen.

Surface Laptop 3 metal finish
Surface Laptop 3 metal finish / Image: Mauro Huculak

Shortly after the launch of the Surface Laptop 3, in October 2019, a small number of users quickly started reporting cracks on the screen of the device. Although users alleged it wasn’t their fault, they had to paid out of pocket for the repair.

Since the number of cases increased, in February 2020, Microsoft began investigating, and now, the company confirms the problem, and it’s offering free repairs for affected devices.

According to the Surface support site (via ZDNet), the company has investigated the claims of screen cracking on Surface Laptop 3, and “have determined that, in a very small percentage of cases, a hard foreign particle may cause a hairline fracture in the glass that may seem to appear unexpectedly or without visible cause.”

If you believe your Surface Laptop 3 has this issue, you can contact Microsoft Support to start a repair free of charge during the warranty period of the device.

In the case that you have previously paid Microsoft to repair the screen of your Surface Laptop 3, you can also contact the company to get a reimbursement.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].