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Introducción

The HTC Vive controller trigger may be faulty and may not be detecting clicks from extended use. The motherboard has to be removed in order to access the trigger. This guide will show you how to replace the trigger.

  1. HTC Vive Controller Trigger Replacement, Saucer Panels: paso 1, imagen 1 de 3 HTC Vive Controller Trigger Replacement, Saucer Panels: paso 1, imagen 2 de 3 HTC Vive Controller Trigger Replacement, Saucer Panels: paso 1, imagen 3 de 3
    • Turn over the Vive controller so that the bottom saucer is facing up.

    • Use the T5 Torx screwdriver to remove three black 21mm screws from the bottom saucer.

    Where can I buy new t5 21 mm screws? Mine are getting stripped out!

    jeremyvanwoerden - Contestar

    Where can you get replacement batteries?

    Mike Justice - Contestar

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    • Use the nylon spudger to separate the top and bottom saucer covers all around the edges.

    • Remove only the top saucer cover by pulling up with your hand.

    My top saucer was REALLY stubborn. Don’t force it with your hand, use the spudger to separate it at the seam. Try not to poke your spudger in too deep, there are internals just inside the seam.

    trevorsklar - Contestar

    The second time around, I learned why it was so stubborn. The picture suggests that you should start at the base of the saucer and work your way around, but that’s backwards.

    Start separating with your spudger at the distal side of the saucer and work your way toward the handle. Then for the last part, pull the piece up and away, like peeling a banana. See the second picture for the bottom half of the saucer, below. Do the same on the top.

    trevorsklar - Contestar

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    • Use the Phillips 00 screwdriver to remove the three silver 12.8mm screws from the exposed upper sensor panel.

    It’s Phillips 0, not 00.

    trevorsklar - Contestar

    You do not need to remove these screws to remove the bottom saucer. They provide stability to the two halves of the donut.

    pacoavocado - Contestar

    I had the same experience. Putting the screws back in made the bottom shell easier to remove.

    Nate Plamondon - Contestar

    I concur, you don’t need to remove these screws to take the bottom shell off.

    I found mine had ph#000 screws size, not ph#00.

    Rocko the fixit cat - Contestar

    please do not remove the Phillips-head screws it is not necessary to remove them.

    Darkwolf Darkside - Contestar

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    • Carefully pull away the bottom saucer cover with your hand.

    • To aid in removing the saucer cover, squeeze the base of the controller with your other hand, as shown in the second image of this step. Squeezing will make the clips easier to release and help prevent them from breaking.

    I found the re-assembly of this difficult until I concentrated on two areas - the lugs which go into the handle first, then the central ring. My earlier concern was for the optical sensors on the wings but these snapped into place easily as the central ring was manoeuvred.

    Doug - Contestar

  5. HTC Vive Controller Trigger Replacement, Front Panel: paso 5, imagen 1 de 2 HTC Vive Controller Trigger Replacement, Front Panel: paso 5, imagen 2 de 2
    • Use the T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the two black 5.2mm screws on the back gray panel.

  6. HTC Vive Controller Trigger Replacement: paso 6, imagen 1 de 1
    • Turn over the Vive controller so that the exposed bottom saucer panel is facing up.

    • Use the T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the three black 5.2mm screws.

    Leave the middle screw where it is (the one being unscrewed in the picture). That screw holds the two halves of the photodiode assembly together, not the case.

    trevorsklar - Contestar

    five screws… two at bottom

    andrew sauter - Contestar

    I concur with trevosklar, don’t need to remove center screw to remove front panel (pad cover).

    Rocko the fixit cat - Contestar

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    • Use the nylon spudger to separate the front panel gently by running the spudger around the edges of the handle.

    • Only separate the front panel around the edges. Do not try to completely remove the panel yet.

    • Gently lift the right side of the panel to the left.

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    • Disconnect the upper ribbon cable gently by pulling the ribbon up and away from the motherboard with two fingers.

    • Do not try to disconnect the ribbon cables from the front panel.

    You do not have to remove the ribbon cables from the plugs…you can carefully work the battery holder around them and remove it…being very gentle. And the black part of the handle will stay attached to the cables and be in the way. But removing the cables does make it easier to access the area for the battery, just not completely necessary.

    controll - Contestar

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    • Disconnect the middle ribbon cable gently by pulling the ribbon cable up and away from the motherboard with two fingers.

    • Do not try to disconnect the ribbon cables from the front panel.

    where can one buy the ribbon cable.

    Luigi Munoz - Contestar

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    • Use the nylon spudger to lift the white tab by 90 degrees.

    • Disconnect the bottom ribbon cable gently by pulling the ribbon cable down with two fingers.

    Hallo what is the name of this conector because i Broker it

    Happy Forscher - Contestar

    Yeah I did as instructed only to realize after that my gen 1 vive controller does not do that, and i desoldered the power button ribbon. That cable, does NOT detach on my model. destroyed.

    Algol Gaming -

  11. HTC Vive Controller Trigger Replacement, Battery: paso 11, imagen 1 de 2 HTC Vive Controller Trigger Replacement, Battery: paso 11, imagen 2 de 2
    • Use the Phillips 00 screwdriver to remove two black 2.8mm screws from the silver plate.

    • Use the Phillips 00 screwdriver to remove the black 5.8mm screw from the bottom right corner of the silver plate.

  12. HTC Vive Controller Trigger Replacement: paso 12, imagen 1 de 1
    • Remove the silver plate by pinching it with two fingers and lifting up.

    There is no plate on mine, only tape covering it.

    tamgoddess - Contestar

    I found this to be true of mine as well (purchased 2018).

    Renjamin - Contestar

    Same with mine, also purchased 2018. It seems the silver plate part can be skipped for later models.

    Slendy Nerd - Contestar

  13. HTC Vive Controller Trigger Replacement: paso 13, imagen 1 de 1
    • Use the Phillips 00 screwdriver to remove the black 5.8mm screw from the top left of the battery frame.

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    • Use the T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the two silver 4.2mm screws from the bottom of the battery frame.

    On my controller these were Philips 000 5.8mm screws, the same as in the previous step.

    Daan Steenmeijer - Contestar

    Second the above with a slight correction. Phillips 00.

    tamgoddess - Contestar

    I also needed the Philips 000 for steps 11 - 14. Controller purchased in 2018.

    Renjamin - Contestar

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    • Disconnect the three-pin cable gently by pinching the cable with two fingers and pulling up.

    Don't pull the battery cable! You risk pulling the pins out of the socket. Happened to me. I don't know how to do it properly but I had to use a fine flat screwdriver to try to get the socket out. It got a bit mangled unfortunately.

    Rob - Contestar

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    • Lift the battery frame to remove the battery from the Vive controller

    Suddenly, here the electronics of the saucer are gone, but there’s no previous step mentioning its removal. This is kind of important because loosening the ribbon cables attaching it to the mainboard is a bit finicky.

    Olav Reinert - Contestar

  17. HTC Vive Controller Trigger Replacement, Motherboard: paso 17, imagen 1 de 1
    • Use the Phillips 00 screwdriver to remove the two black 5.8mm screws from the top of the motherboard.

    These should be the silver screws not the black screws

    Thomas Edwards - Contestar

    Yeah, I think he switched the bottom battery screws with these in a previous disassembly. (see my comment at step 14) I’m opening mine for the first time since new purchase and the motherboard has 4 T5 screws.

    Daan Steenmeijer - Contestar

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    • Use the T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the two silver 4.2mm screws from the bottom of the motherboard.

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    • Use the nylon spudger to rotate the black tab up by 90 degrees.

    • Disconnect the ribbon cable carefully with your finger.

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    • Lift the motherboard up and out of the Vive controller using your hands.

    what is the benefit of the rectangular silver steel or ironic metal ,that iside the htc vive hand controller.?????

    is it to solve some issus with the Mpu6500 sensor ??

    or related to get rid of interferrences ??

    the rectanguler metal piece is near to the mother board and the battery in the following image :-

    https://d3nevzfk7ii3be.cloudfront.net/ig...

    Thanks in advance!

    Moatazzu993 - Contestar

    I believe it’s just a weight to help balance the controller by shifting the center of gravity closer to the rear/bottom end. It doesn’t connect to anything, and the board has its own shield. So, just a slab of metal.

    Jeff Suovanen -

    Awesome THANKS. … uh … where do I get another motherboard? DoH!

    John Crocco - Contestar

  21. HTC Vive Controller Trigger Replacement, Trigger: paso 21, imagen 1 de 1
    • Use the T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the four black 5.2mm screws from the inner part of the trigger.

    My Vive was purchased in 2019 and these screws are P5 Pentalobe not Torx.

    Joshua Emerson - Contestar

  22. HTC Vive Controller Trigger Replacement: paso 22, imagen 1 de 1
    • Push the trigger button in with your finger until it pops out of the front panel.

Conclusión

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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It is possible to access and replace the trigger without having to disconnect any of the cables. I have done this with 3 controllers already.

Just ignore the steps saying to disconnect the cable, move parts to the side and be careful.

Jurij Gera - Contestar

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