Introduction

Use this guide to remove or replace the front panel on the HTC Vive controller. Be careful not to tear the ribbon cables or any of the connectors they correspond to while removing the front panel.

  1. Turn over the Vive controller so that the bottom saucer is facing up.
    • 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.

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

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

    • Remove the bottom saucer cover by pulling down with your hand.

    • Use the T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the two black 5.2mm screws on the back gray panel.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

Conclusion

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

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Hi, I recently broke my HTC vive contrôler and the ribbon cables of the touchpad is now disconnect from the front panel. Is it dead or I can plug it on is place ?

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