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HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement

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  1. HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement, Reposition the head strap: step 1, image 1 of 2 HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement, Reposition the head strap: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Rotate the head strap forward as far as it will go.

  2. HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement, Unplug the All-In-One Cable: step 2, image 1 of 2 HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement, Unplug the All-In-One Cable: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Unplug the All-In-One Cable from your headset.

  3. HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement, Remove the All-In-One Cable: step 3, image 1 of 3 HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement, Remove the All-In-One Cable: step 3, image 2 of 3 HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement, Remove the All-In-One Cable: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the All-In-One Cable from the cable guides along the left side of the head strap.

    • During reassembly, connect the All-In-One Cable to the headset before routing it through the cable guides. This will ensure it has the right amount of slack.

  4. HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement, Remove the top strap: step 4, image 1 of 2 HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement, Remove the top strap: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Separate the top strap from itself where the velcro secures it.

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    • Peel back the Velcro securing the rear of the top strap.

    • Feed the top strap out through the head strap to remove it.

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    • Feed the top strap through the clip on the headset to fully remove it.

  7. HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement, Remove the front side foam pads: step 7, image 1 of 3 HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement, Remove the front side foam pads: step 7, image 2 of 3 HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement, Remove the front side foam pads: step 7, image 3 of 3
    • Peel off both front side foam pads to uncover the speaker wires.

  8. HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement, Remove two rubber spacers: step 8, image 1 of 3 HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement, Remove two rubber spacers: step 8, image 2 of 3 HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement, Remove two rubber spacers: step 8, image 3 of 3
    • Insert the pointed end of your spudger behind the square rubber spacer next to each headphone screw.

    • Gently pry the rubber spacers out of the head strap.

    • Be careful not to accidentally pry any of the speaker wires under the rubber spacer.

  9. HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement, Disconnect the speaker wires: step 9, image 1 of 2 HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement, Disconnect the speaker wires: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Use the pointed end of your spudger to pry up and disconnect both the left and right headphone speaker wires.

  10. HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement, Remove the head strap: step 10, image 1 of 2 HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement, Remove the head strap: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Use a T6 Torx screwdriver to remove the two 12.1 mm screws (one on each side) securing the head strap to the headset.

    • Use a T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the following screws securing the head strap to the headset:

    • Four 3.9 mm screws (two on each side)

    • Two 4.1 mm screws (one on each side)

  11. HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the two plastic spacers underneath the previously removed screws from the headset.

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    • Thread the headphone speaker wires out through the ends of the head strap.

  13. HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement, Remove the outer shell: step 13, image 1 of 3 HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement, Remove the outer shell: step 13, image 2 of 3 HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement, Remove the outer shell: step 13, image 3 of 3
    • The four screws securing the outer shell are covered with black stickers. If the stickers are difficult to remove, simply press your T6 Torx driver through them.

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    • Use a T6 Torx screwdriver to remove the four 3.9 mm screws (two on top, two on bottom) securing the outer shell to the headset.

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    • Insert an opening pick into the crease between the two halves of the outer shell.

    • Slide the opening pick through the crease to dislodge the clips securing it to the headset.

    • Only insert the opening pick as far as necessary. There are ribbon cables underneath the outer shell.

    • Continue sliding the opening pick through each crease until all clips have been dislodged.

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    • Carefully slide each half of the outer shell off of the sensor array.

    • Use caution not to snag any of the ribbon cables underneath.

  17. HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement, Remove the facerest cushion: step 17, image 1 of 3 HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement, Remove the facerest cushion: step 17, image 2 of 3 HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement, Remove the facerest cushion: step 17, image 3 of 3
    • Use your fingers to gently peel the facerest cushion off of the headset.

  18. HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement, Remove the facerest: step 18, image 1 of 2 HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement, Remove the facerest: step 18, image 2 of 2
    • Partially separate the facerest and the sensor array to access the daughterboard.

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    • Use a pair of tweezers to remove the Kapton tape covering the white and purple wires on the daughterboard.

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    • Use the pointed end of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the purple and white wires from the daughterboard.

    • Use caution when disconnecting these wires. If you pry up too hard, they may pull out of the connector.

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    • Slide the facerest out of the front assembly.

  22. HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement, Remove the sensor array: step 22, image 1 of 2 HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement, Remove the sensor array: step 22, image 2 of 2
    • Use a pair of tweezers to remove the Kapton tape covering the ZIF connector on the daughterboard.

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    • Use the pointed end of a spudger to flip up the locking flap on the daughterboard ZIF connector.

    • Use a pair of tweezers to slide the ribbon cable out of its socket.

  24. HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement: step 24, image 1 of 2 HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement: step 24, image 2 of 2
    • Use a pair of tweezers to peel back the grey tape covering the ZIF connector on the motherboard underneath the sensor array.

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    • Use the flat end of your spudger to flip up the locking flap for the ZIF connector on the motherboard.

    • Use the pointed end of your spudger to disconnect the ribbon cable from the motherboard.

  26. HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement: step 26, image 1 of 2 HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement: step 26, image 2 of 2
    • Use a T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the four 3.0 mm silver screws securing the sensor array to the lens and OLED assembly.

    • Use a T6 Torx screwdriver to remove the four black 3.8 mm screws securing the sensor array.

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    • Lift the sensor array straight up off of the lens and OLED assembly.

  28. HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement, Disconnect the motherboard from the sensor array: step 28, image 1 of 2 HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement, Disconnect the motherboard from the sensor array: step 28, image 2 of 2
    • Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to remove the four pieces of Kapton tape covering the ZIF connectors.

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    • Use the flat end of your spudger to flip up the locking flap of all four ZIF connectors on the sensor array.

    • Use the pointed end of your spudger to disconnect each ribbon cable from its ZIF connector.

  30. HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement: step 30, image 1 of 2 HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement: step 30, image 2 of 2
    • Use a pair of tweezers to remove the Kapton tape covering the two ZIF connectors on the back of the motherboard.

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    • Use the pointed end of your spudger to unlock the ZIF connector on the back of the motherboard.

    • Slide the ribbon cable out of its socket.

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    • Use the pointed end of your spudger to unlock the ZIF connector on the back of the motherboard.

    • Slide the ribbon cable out of its socket.

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    • Use a pair of tweezers to remove the Kapton tape covering the final ZIF connector on the back of the motherboard.

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    • Use the pointed end of your spudger to unlock the ZIF connector on the back of the motherboard.

    • Slide the ribbon cable out of its socket.

  35. HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement, Remove the motherboard: step 35, image 1 of 2 HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement, Remove the motherboard: step 35, image 2 of 2
    • Reposition the long ribbon cable traversing the back of the motherboard so it is out of the way for removal.

    • Do not sharply crease or fold the ribbon cable.

  36. HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement: step 36, image 1 of 1
    • Use a T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the three 3.0 mm screws securing the motherboard to the sensor array.

  37. HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement: step 37, image 1 of 1
    • Apply a heated iOpener to the back of the motherboard for one minute to soften the light adhesive securing it to the sensor array.

  38. HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement: step 38, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the motherboard from the sensor array.

    • There are several plastic clips lightly securing the perimeter of the motherboard to the sensor array.

    • During reassembly, don't forget to reinstall any Kapton tape that was removed during disassembly. This will prevent malfunction of the sensors.

  39. HTC Vive Pro Sensor Array Replacement, Only the sensor array remains: step 39, image 1 of 1
    • Only the sensor array remains.

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.

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

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