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Introducción

Use this guide to remove or replace the facerest midframe in the HTC Vive.

You'll need a narrow, long-shaft driver to reach some of the screws in this guide.

  1. HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement, Open the cable compartment: paso 1, imagen 1 de 3 HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement, Open the cable compartment: paso 1, imagen 2 de 3 HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement, Open the cable compartment: paso 1, imagen 3 de 3
    • Be sure to power down and disconnect your Vive before beginning.

    • Place a finger on the top edge of the compartment cover assembly and slide the assembly toward the front of the Vive until it comes loose from the headset.

    • Lift the cover away from the headset and slide it up the cables until it's out of the way.

  2. HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement, Unplug the HDMI cable: paso 2, imagen 1 de 2 HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement, Unplug the HDMI cable: paso 2, imagen 2 de 2
    • Lift the HDMI cable straight up to unplug it from the headset.

  3. HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement, Unplug the remaining cables: paso 3, imagen 1 de 3 HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement, Unplug the remaining cables: paso 3, imagen 2 de 3 HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement, Unplug the remaining cables: paso 3, imagen 3 de 3
    • Repeat the lifting and unplugging process with the remaining USB, power, and audio cables.

  4. HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement, Unscrew the head strap mounts: paso 4, imagen 1 de 2 HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement, Unscrew the head strap mounts: paso 4, imagen 2 de 2
    • Be sure to power down and disconnect your Vive before beginning.

    • Use a T5 Torx driver to remove the two 12 mm-long screws securing the head strap mounts on either side of the headset.

    • The mounts may fall off when the screws are removed, so be careful not to lose any parts.

  5. HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement, Remove the head strap mounts: paso 5, imagen 1 de 3 HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement, Remove the head strap mounts: paso 5, imagen 2 de 3 HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement, Remove the head strap mounts: paso 5, imagen 3 de 3
    • Remove both head strap mounts.

  6. HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement, Remove the facerest: paso 6, imagen 1 de 2 HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement, Remove the facerest: paso 6, imagen 2 de 2
    • Slide the facerest straight away from the headset to remove it.

  7. HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement, Unscrew the outer shell: paso 7, imagen 1 de 3 HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement, Unscrew the outer shell: paso 7, imagen 2 de 3 HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement, Unscrew the outer shell: paso 7, imagen 3 de 3
    • Use tweezers to remove the small stickers over the four screws securing the outer shell.

    • Use a T5 Torx driver to remove the four 3.4 mm-long screws securing the outer shell.

  8. HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement, Remove the outer shell: paso 8, imagen 1 de 3 HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement, Remove the outer shell: paso 8, imagen 2 de 3 HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement, Remove the outer shell: paso 8, imagen 3 de 3
    • Grasp the top edge of the right half of the outer shell, behind the component cover and near the seam in the center. Pull it to the right and upward, away from the headset to release the clip securing that part of the shell.

  9. HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement: paso 9, imagen 1 de 2 HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement: paso 9, imagen 2 de 2
    • Grasp the right half the outer shell and pull it to the right and toward the front of the headset in a twisting motion until you feel the clips on the front of the cover release.

  10. HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement: paso 10, imagen 1 de 2 HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement: paso 10, imagen 2 de 2
    • Slide the right side of the outer shell to the right and off of the headset.

  11. HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement: paso 11, imagen 1 de 2 HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement: paso 11, imagen 2 de 2
    • Repeat the last three steps for the left side of the outer shell and remove it.

  12. HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement, Disconnect the sensor array cables: paso 12, imagen 1 de 3 HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement, Disconnect the sensor array cables: paso 12, imagen 2 de 3 HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement, Disconnect the sensor array cables: paso 12, imagen 3 de 3
    • Use tweezers to remove the clear tape over all four of the sensor array cable connectors.

  13. HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement: paso 13, imagen 1 de 3 HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement: paso 13, imagen 2 de 3 HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement: paso 13, imagen 3 de 3
    • Use the pointed end of a spudger to flip up the small locking flap on one of the sensor array ZIF connectors.

    • Slide the cable straight out of its socket on the motherboard.

  14. HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement: paso 14, imagen 1 de 3 HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement: paso 14, imagen 2 de 3 HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement: paso 14, imagen 3 de 3
    • Repeat the previous step for the remaining three sensor array cables to disconnect the remaining cables.

  15. HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement: paso 15, imagen 1 de 2 HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement: paso 15, imagen 2 de 2
    • Use tweezers or a spudger to pry up the camera cable cover and remove it.

  16. HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement: paso 16, imagen 1 de 2 HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement: paso 16, imagen 2 de 2
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the camera cable connector straight up from its socket on the motherboard.

  17. HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement, Unscrew the sensor array: paso 17, imagen 1 de 1
    • Use a PH000 driver to remove the five 3.9 mm screws securing the sensor array.

  18. HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement: paso 18, imagen 1 de 1
    • Use a PH000 driver to remove the four 3.9 mm screws securing the sensor array.

    • Use a PH000 driver to remove the four 3.9 mm screws securing the sensor array.

    • You'll need a narrow, long-shaft driver to reach these screws.

  19. HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement, Remove the sensor array: paso 20, imagen 1 de 2 HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement, Remove the sensor array: paso 20, imagen 2 de 2
    • Lift the sensor array away from the headset to remove it.

  20. HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement, Disconnect the motherboard: paso 21, imagen 1 de 3 HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement, Disconnect the motherboard: paso 21, imagen 2 de 3 HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement, Disconnect the motherboard: paso 21, imagen 3 de 3
    • Remove the tape covering the interconnect cable socket.

    • Use the point of a spudger to flip up the small locking flap on the cable socket.

    • Slide the interconnect cable straight out of its socket on the motherboard.

  21. HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement: paso 22, imagen 1 de 3 HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement: paso 22, imagen 2 de 3 HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement: paso 22, imagen 3 de 3
    • Remove the tape covering the left OLED cable socket.

    • Use the point of a spudger to flip up the small locking flap on the cable socket.

    • Slide the left OLED cable straight out of its socket on the motherboard.

  22. HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement: paso 23, imagen 1 de 3 HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement: paso 23, imagen 2 de 3 HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement: paso 23, imagen 3 de 3
    • Remove the tape covering the right OLED cable socket.

    • Use the point of a spudger to flip up the small locking flap on the cable socket.

    • Slide the right OLED cable straight out of its socket on the motherboard.

  23. HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement: paso 24, imagen 1 de 2 HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement: paso 24, imagen 2 de 2
    • Use a pair tweezers to slightly twist the interconnect cable and press it down until the tabs on either side of the cable clear the hole in the motherboard.

    • During reassembly, make sure to thread the interconnect cable through its slot in the motherboard.

  24. HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement, Remove the motherboard: paso 25, imagen 1 de 3 HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement, Remove the motherboard: paso 25, imagen 2 de 3 HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement, Remove the motherboard: paso 25, imagen 3 de 3
    • Press the non-port-end of the motherboard toward the top of headset while hinging it away from the midframe to free it from the clips securing that end.

    • Slide the motherboard toward the bottom of the headset, over the clips, to remove it.

    • Take care not to snag any cables during removal.

  25. HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement, Disconnect the facerest midframe: paso 26, imagen 1 de 3 HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement, Disconnect the facerest midframe: paso 26, imagen 2 de 3 HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement, Disconnect the facerest midframe: paso 26, imagen 3 de 3
    • Use a pair of tweezers to peel back the plastic covering the eyepiece midframe cable socket.

    • Use the pointed end of a spudger to flip up the plastic locking flap on the socket.

    • Slide the cable straight out of its socket to remove it.

  26. HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement: paso 27, imagen 1 de 2 HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement: paso 27, imagen 2 de 2
    • Gently peel the eyepiece midframe cable off of the facerest midframe.

  27. HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement, Unscrew the facerest midframe: paso 28, imagen 1 de 1
    • Use a PH000 driver to remove the four 3.9 mm screws securing the facerest midframe.

  28. HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement, Remove the facerest midframe: paso 29, imagen 1 de 2 HTC Vive Facerest Midframe Replacement, Remove the facerest midframe: paso 29, imagen 2 de 2
    • Lift the facerest midframe off of the eyepiece midframe.

    • Take care not to snag any cables during removal.

Conclusión

Compare your new replacement part to the original part—you may need to transfer remaining components or remove adhesive backings from the new part before installing.

To reassemble your device, follow the above steps in reverse order.

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

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