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HTC Vive Cosmos Headstrap Replacement

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  1. HTC Vive Cosmos Headstrap Replacement, Remove the facerest: step 1, image 1 of 3 HTC Vive Cosmos Headstrap Replacement, Remove the facerest: step 1, image 2 of 3 HTC Vive Cosmos Headstrap Replacement, Remove the facerest: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Pull the bottom of the facerest straight away from the Vive Cosmos to unclip it from the Vive.

    • With the bottom unclipped, pull the top of the facerest away from the Vive to remove it.

  2. HTC Vive Cosmos Headstrap Replacement, Unplug the audio connector: step 2, image 1 of 3 HTC Vive Cosmos Headstrap Replacement, Unplug the audio connector: step 2, image 2 of 3 HTC Vive Cosmos Headstrap Replacement, Unplug the audio connector: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Twist the 3.5 mm audio connector counter-clockwise slightly and slide its cable out from under the plastic retaining clip.

    • Lift the audio connector straight up to unplug it.

  3. HTC Vive Cosmos Headstrap Replacement, Remove the front headstrap pad: step 3, image 1 of 3 HTC Vive Cosmos Headstrap Replacement, Remove the front headstrap pad: step 3, image 2 of 3 HTC Vive Cosmos Headstrap Replacement, Remove the front headstrap pad: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Grasp one end of the front headstrap pad and pull it away from the headstrap to remove it.

    • During reassembly, press the pads firmly against the headstrap, starting in the middle and moving toward the edges, until all the clips on the pads are completely seated in the headstrap. There should be no gaps between the pads and the headstrap.

  4. HTC Vive Cosmos Headstrap Replacement, Remove the audio cables: step 4, image 1 of 3 HTC Vive Cosmos Headstrap Replacement, Remove the audio cables: step 4, image 2 of 3 HTC Vive Cosmos Headstrap Replacement, Remove the audio cables: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Carefully lift the audio connector cable out of its slot in the front of the headstrap.

  5. HTC Vive Cosmos Headstrap Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 2 HTC Vive Cosmos Headstrap Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Carefully lift the audio interconnect cable out of its slot in the front of the headstrap.

  6. HTC Vive Cosmos Headstrap Replacement, Remove the headstrap: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Use a T5 Torx drive to remove the ten 4.1 mm long screws securing the headstrap.

  7. HTC Vive Cosmos Headstrap Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 2 HTC Vive Cosmos Headstrap Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the headstrap.

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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