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HTC Vive Focus Proximity Sensor Array Replacement

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  1. HTC Vive Focus Proximity Sensor Array Replacement, Remove the facerest cushion: step 1, image 1 of 3 HTC Vive Focus Proximity Sensor Array Replacement, Remove the facerest cushion: step 1, image 2 of 3 HTC Vive Focus Proximity Sensor Array Replacement, Remove the facerest cushion: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Place your device upside-down on your work surface.

    • The facerest cushion is lightly held into place by seven plastic clips.

    • Use your fingers to gently pull the facerest cushion straight off of the facerest to remove it.

  2. HTC Vive Focus Proximity Sensor Array Replacement, Remove the facerest: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Use a T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the eight 4.5 mm screws securing the facerest.

    • One of the screws will be covered by a tamper-evident sticker. Press the driver through the sticker to remove the screw.

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    • Insert an opening pick into the upper-left corner of the facerest.

    • Twist the opening pick to release the plastic clip securing the facerest.

    • Repeat for the upper-right corner.

    • Don't remove the facerest yet. It's still attached by the facerest sensor ribbon cable.

  4. HTC Vive Focus Proximity Sensor Array Replacement, Remove the facerest sensor: step 4, image 1 of 3 HTC Vive Focus Proximity Sensor Array Replacement, Remove the facerest sensor: step 4, image 2 of 3 HTC Vive Focus Proximity Sensor Array Replacement, Remove the facerest sensor: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Carefully flip your device over.

    • Pull the facerest out just enough to access the screws securing the facerest sensor.

    • Don't put any strain on the facerest sensor ribbon cable.

    • During reassembly, make sure the facerest sensor ribbon cable is positioned between the lenses before reinstalling the facerest.

  5. HTC Vive Focus Proximity Sensor Array Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Use a T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the two 2.4 mm screws securing the facerest sensor to the facerest.

  6. HTC Vive Focus Proximity Sensor Array Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the facerest.

  7. HTC Vive Focus Proximity Sensor Array Replacement, Unscrew the front cover: step 7, image 1 of 2 HTC Vive Focus Proximity Sensor Array Replacement, Unscrew the front cover: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Use your fingers to slide the lenses towards each other so that they are positioned towards the center of the device.

  8. HTC Vive Focus Proximity Sensor Array Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 2 HTC Vive Focus Proximity Sensor Array Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Use a T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the four screws securing the front cover from inside the device:

    • Two 5.7 mm screws with fine threads

    • Two 5.5 mm screws with coarse threads

    • The coarse-thread screws can strip easily. During reassembly, tighten the coarse-thread screws until they're hand tight and then no more.

  9. HTC Vive Focus Proximity Sensor Array Replacement, Remove the front cover: step 9, image 1 of 2 HTC Vive Focus Proximity Sensor Array Replacement, Remove the front cover: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Note the location of the plastic welds on both vertical edges of the front cover.

    • After reassembly, the gap between the front cover and the side panels may no longer be flush. This is a cosmetic defect only and will not affect operation. The front cover's clips and screws are sufficient to secure it to the rest of the device.

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    • Insert an opening pick into the top of the front cover near the upper left corner.

    • Slide the opening pick around the upper left corner of the front cover.

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    • Use the opening pick to separate the weld securing the left side vertical edge of the front cover.

    • The weld may require significant force to separate.

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    • Insert an opening pick into the top of the front cover near the upper right corner.

    • Slide the opening pick around the upper right corner of the front cover.

  13. HTC Vive Focus Proximity Sensor Array Replacement: step 13, image 1 of 2 HTC Vive Focus Proximity Sensor Array Replacement: step 13, image 2 of 2
    • Use the opening pick to separate the weld securing the right side vertical edge of the front cover.

    • The weld may require significant force to separate.

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    • Flip the device upside-down.

    • Use an opening pick to disconnect the plastic clips securing the bottom right edge of the front cover to the device.

  15. HTC Vive Focus Proximity Sensor Array Replacement: step 15, image 1 of 2 HTC Vive Focus Proximity Sensor Array Replacement: step 15, image 2 of 2
    • Slide the opening pick along the bottom edge of the front cover to separate it from the device.

  16. HTC Vive Focus Proximity Sensor Array Replacement: step 16, image 1 of 2 HTC Vive Focus Proximity Sensor Array Replacement: step 16, image 2 of 2
    • Use the opening pick to disconnect the plastic clips securing the bottom-left edge of the front cover to the device.

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    • Flip the device right-side up.

    • Use the opening pick to separate the last few plastic clips securing the top of the front cover.

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    • Remove the front cover.

  19. HTC Vive Focus Proximity Sensor Array Replacement, Remove the proximity sensor array: step 19, image 1 of 2 HTC Vive Focus Proximity Sensor Array Replacement, Remove the proximity sensor array: step 19, image 2 of 2
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the three ribbon cables connecting the proximity sensor array to the motherboard.

  20. HTC Vive Focus Proximity Sensor Array Replacement: step 20, image 1 of 2 HTC Vive Focus Proximity Sensor Array Replacement: step 20, image 2 of 2
    • Use a T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the 4.5 mm screw from the proximity sensor array.

  21. HTC Vive Focus Proximity Sensor Array Replacement: step 21, image 1 of 2 HTC Vive Focus Proximity Sensor Array Replacement: step 21, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the proximity sensor array from the motherboard.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow the above steps in reverse order.

Repair didn’t go as planned? Try some basic troubleshooting, or ask our Answers community for help.

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