Released March 2016, the Rift CV1 is the first consumer-targeted virtual reality headset by Oculus.

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Ribbon cable (headphones/rear tracking sensors) broken

Hey guys...

Some days ago, I bought one CV1 it from a friend. But unfortunately in the transport the ribbon cable in headband it broke. I tried repair this ribbon cable but I don't had success. I tried talk with the Oculus Support...I asked if they send me another headband for make my rift 100% again but apparently, they do not want help me. I know how disassembly/assembly my rift, this is no worry for me...but they said basically "Sorry to hear that Rift was damaged"...short answer: buy another one.

Anyone can help me about this problem? How can repair? Where find something that can use for fix?

I tried amend the ribbon cable using wires but when I test continuity with multimeter any pin doesn't work.

1- Before try fix, I tested continuity between this pins and the headphone pins, it's working.

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2- I received the oculus in this situation. I needed cut the ribbon cable after this hole because was torn.

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3- Conversation with the Oculus Support Team

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3 - Soldered pins with wires in the both sides, at the moment, all that's fine. I tested again the continuity between the blue wire sides, it's working too...but if a test between the blue wire side and headphone contact...not working :( (maybe why I use this wire? need another wire type?)

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Me too, did you ever manage to fix it?

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No, I sold this and will buy another one :/

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Hi Luiz.

My Oculus rift slowly developed an audio issue. I took it apart to find the ribbon cable was half torn (only audio in left ear)

How many cables were there in the ribbon cable to solder?

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My attempt did not work ... I sold this Rift and bought another one, I believe it is the only solution :/

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That's some fine soldering. Did you manage to reslove the problem?

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That's some fine soldering on them delicate ribbons. Did you manage to resolve the problem?

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Just read further. That's rubbish. They should provide the so as requested parts. What do you think stopped it from working. If you had continuity it should have worked.

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the ribbon cable from my rift was cut in half. is there any other way to get the infared leds working on the back? maybe power them externally? i dont care about the audio. but do i really need the leds on the back when i have 4 camera's? i'm not experiencing any problems without the leds thus far maybe because i have 4 camera's.

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