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Introduction

Use this guide to remove the compartment cover assembly on an HTC Vive.

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  1. HTC Vive Compartment Cover Assembly Replacement, Release the upper head strap: step 1, image 1 of 2 HTC Vive Compartment Cover Assembly Replacement, Release the upper head strap: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Be sure to power down and disconnect your Vive before beginning.

    • Pull the hook-and-loop (Velcro) closure at the top of the head strap apart to release the top of the head strap.

  2. HTC Vive Compartment Cover Assembly Replacement, Remove the upper head strap: step 2, image 1 of 2 HTC Vive Compartment Cover Assembly Replacement, Remove the upper head strap: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Slide the top part of the head strap through its metal loop on the headset to remove it.

  3. HTC Vive Compartment Cover Assembly Replacement, Open the cable compartment: step 3, image 1 of 3 HTC Vive Compartment Cover Assembly Replacement, Open the cable compartment: step 3, image 2 of 3 HTC Vive Compartment Cover Assembly Replacement, Open the cable compartment: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • 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.

  4. HTC Vive Compartment Cover Assembly Replacement, Unplug the HDMI cable: step 4, image 1 of 2 HTC Vive Compartment Cover Assembly Replacement, Unplug the HDMI cable: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Lift the HDMI cable straight up to unplug it from the headset.

  5. HTC Vive Compartment Cover Assembly Replacement, Unplug the remaining cables: step 5, image 1 of 3 HTC Vive Compartment Cover Assembly Replacement, Unplug the remaining cables: step 5, image 2 of 3 HTC Vive Compartment Cover Assembly Replacement, Unplug the remaining cables: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Repeat the lifting and unplugging process with the remaining USB, power, and audio cables.

  6. HTC Vive Compartment Cover Assembly Replacement, Remove the compartment cover assembly: step 6, image 1 of 2 HTC Vive Compartment Cover Assembly Replacement, Remove the compartment cover assembly: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Carefully slide the compartment cover assembly over the plugs and remove it.

Conclusion

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.

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