Introduction

Use this guide to replace the HTC Vive controller saucer panels. You will need to remove these panels before you can access any other components of the controller. Remove the top and bottom saucer panels gently. The plastic clips that hold the saucer panels on can break if handled too roughly.

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.

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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.

My top saucer was REALLY stubborn. Don’t force it with your hand, use the spudger to separate it at the seam. Try not to poke your spudger in too deep, there are internals just inside the seam.

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The second time around, I learned why it was so stubborn. The picture suggests that you should start at the base of the saucer and work your way around, but that’s backwards.

Start separating with your spudger at the distal side of the saucer and work your way toward the handle. Then for the last part, pull the piece up and away, like peeling a banana. See the second picture for the bottom half of the saucer, below. Do the same on the top.

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

It’s Phillips 0, not 00.

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You do not need to remove these screws to remove the bottom saucer. They provide stability to the two halves of the donut.

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

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Conclusion

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

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Where do you get the replacement parts?

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