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Introduction

The HTC Vive controller battery may be weak or faulty from extended use and causing power or functionality problems. The battery is essential for the remote to power up and perform. It is important not to puncture the battery while removing. This guide will show you how to replace the battery.

  1. HTC Vive Controller Battery Replacement, Saucer Panels: step 1, image 1 of 3 HTC Vive Controller Battery Replacement, Saucer Panels: step 1, image 2 of 3 HTC Vive Controller Battery Replacement, Saucer Panels: step 1, image 3 of 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.

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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.

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

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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.

  5. HTC Vive Controller Battery Replacement, Front Panel: step 5, image 1 of 2 HTC Vive Controller Battery Replacement, Front Panel: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Use the T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the two black 5.2mm screws on the back gray panel.

  6. HTC Vive Controller Battery Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 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.

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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.

  8. HTC Vive Controller Battery Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

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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.

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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.

  11. HTC Vive Controller Battery Replacement, Battery: step 11, image 1 of 2 HTC Vive Controller Battery Replacement, Battery: step 11, image 2 of 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 Battery Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the silver plate by pinching it with two fingers and lifting up.

  13. HTC Vive Controller Battery Replacement: step 13, image 1 of 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.

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

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

Conclusion

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

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well if theres no parts…then theres no point…

altimmons - Reply

So, where do I get a replacement battery from? Does anyone know the part number?

scotty - Reply

This helped me ALOT. i had a controller stop charging or powering on. Decided to use this guide to pull just pull power and re seed the connection for the battery. The Battery connection IS NOT CLIPPED IN. TAPE holds down the connection to the terminals. So it can easy come loose over jolts and shocks or normal use

Mike Moutrie - Reply

battery is 3.85vdc 960ma

HTC model boplh100

3.69Whr

Part number 35H00244-00M

guido - Reply

Here’s an online store that sells the battery

https://www.mobile-part.com/htc-960mah-b...

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