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HTC Vive Cosmos Faceplate Connector Replacement

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  1. HTC Vive Cosmos Faceplate Connector Replacement, Release the faceplate switch: step 1, image 1 of 2 HTC Vive Cosmos Faceplate Connector Replacement, Release the faceplate switch: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Use your finger to push the sliding faceplate release switch, sitting to the left of the lenses, toward the bottom of the Vive.

  2. HTC Vive Cosmos Faceplate Connector Replacement, Remove the faceplate: step 2, image 1 of 2 HTC Vive Cosmos Faceplate Connector Replacement, Remove the faceplate: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • While holding the switch in the bottom position, pull the faceplate straight up and away from the front of the Vive.

    • Remove the faceplate.

  3. HTC Vive Cosmos Faceplate Connector Replacement, Remove the right sticker: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Carefully peel the right-side sticker off of the front of the Vive. If possible, keep this sticker intact and reuse it.

  4. HTC Vive Cosmos Faceplate Connector Replacement, Remove the upper component cover: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Use a T5 Torx driver to unscrew the screws securing the upper component cover:

    • Six 4.1 mm long screws

    • One captive screw

    • This screw is covered by a sticker. Poke your driver through the sticker to access the screw.

  5. HTC Vive Cosmos Faceplate Connector Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 3 HTC Vive Cosmos Faceplate Connector Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 3 HTC Vive Cosmos Faceplate Connector Replacement: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Angle the bottom end of the upper component cover away from the front of the Vive.

    • Pull the upper component cover away from the front of the Vive and remove it.

  6. HTC Vive Cosmos Faceplate Connector Replacement, Remove the faceplate cable connector cover: step 6, image 1 of 2 HTC Vive Cosmos Faceplate Connector Replacement, Remove the faceplate cable connector cover: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Carefully slide the faceplate connector out of its recess in the front of the Vive.

  7. HTC Vive Cosmos Faceplate Connector Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Use a T5 Torx driver to remove the two 4.1 mm long screws securing the faceplate cable connector cover.

  8. HTC Vive Cosmos Faceplate Connector Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the faceplate cable connector cover.

  9. HTC Vive Cosmos Faceplate Connector Replacement, Remove the faceplate connector: step 9, image 1 of 3 HTC Vive Cosmos Faceplate Connector Replacement, Remove the faceplate connector: step 9, image 2 of 3 HTC Vive Cosmos Faceplate Connector Replacement, Remove the faceplate connector: step 9, image 3 of 3
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to flip up the small locking flap securing the faceplate cable ZIF connector.

    • Carefully slide the faceplate connector cable straight out of its socket on the faceplate connector.

    • Remove the faceplate connector.

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.

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

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