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Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement

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  1. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Power off your Meta Quest 2: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Hold the power button for three seconds to fully turn off your headset.

    • You'll hear a power down chime, and the LED next to the power button will turn off.

  2. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Remove the facial interface: step 2, image 1 of 2 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Remove the facial interface: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Grasp and pull on the nose section of the facial interface to unclip it from the headset.

  3. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 2 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Grasp and pull on the top section of the facial interface to unclip it from the headset.

  4. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the facial interface.

    • During reassembly, align the facial interface to the headset and use your fingers to press along the perimeter to clip it back in.

  5. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Unclip the side straps: step 5, image 1 of 3 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Unclip the side straps: step 5, image 2 of 3 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Unclip the side straps: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Use your fingers to grasp the right strap near the headset.

    • Peel the right strap away from the headset arm to unclip it.

  6. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 2 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Repeat the procedure to peel the left strap away from the arm to unclip it.

  7. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Remove the top strap: step 7, image 1 of 2 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Remove the top strap: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Separate the hook and loop strip on the top strap.

  8. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Remove the head strap: step 8, image 1 of 2 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Remove the head strap: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Unthread the top strap from its bracket.

    • Remove the head strap.

  9. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Remove the eyepiece trim screws: step 9, image 1 of 2 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Remove the eyepiece trim screws: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Use a Torx T2 driver to remove the six 3.5 mm‑long screws securing the eyepiece trim.

  10. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Release the eyepiece trim clips: step 10, image 1 of 2 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Release the eyepiece trim clips: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Insert an opening pick into the seam between the eyepiece trim and white outer shell, near the nose cutout.

  11. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 3 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement: step 11, image 2 of 3 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement: step 11, image 3 of 3
    • Slide the opening pick to the right along the seam to release the clips securing the eyepiece trim.

    • Pry with the opening pick to release the clips securing the right side of the eyepiece trim.

    • Leave the opening pick in the seam to prevent the clips from reengaging.

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    • Repeat the prying procedure along the left edge to release the clips securing the eyepiece trim.

    • During reassembly, press your fingers along the perimeter of the eyepiece trim to clip it back in place.

  13. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Reposition the eyepiece trim: step 13, image 1 of 3 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Reposition the eyepiece trim: step 13, image 2 of 3 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Reposition the eyepiece trim: step 13, image 3 of 3
    • Don’t try to fully remove the eyepiece trim in this step. It’s still connected to the headset by a short cable.

    • Lift the eyepiece trim slightly and tilt it towards the top edge of the headset.

    • Set the trim down on your work surface, making sure not to strain the cable.

  14. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Disconnect the face sensor: step 14, image 1 of 3 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Disconnect the face sensor: step 14, image 2 of 3 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Disconnect the face sensor: step 14, image 3 of 3
    • Use the point of a spudger to flip open the black lock tab on the ZIF connector securing the face sensor cable.

  15. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement: step 15, image 1 of 2 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement: step 15, image 2 of 2
    • Use tweezers to pull the face sensor cable out of the ZIF connector.

  16. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Remove the eyepiece trim: step 16, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the eyepiece trim.

  17. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Reassembly note: step 17, image 1 of 2 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Reassembly note: step 17, image 2 of 2
    • During reassembly:

    • Make sure the lens spacing matches the spacing indicator. This allows the indicator peg to sit correctly in its notch.

    • If the lens spacing doesn't match the indicator, manually adjust the lens with your fingers.

  18. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Reassembly note: step 18, image 1 of 3 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Reassembly note: step 18, image 2 of 3 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Reassembly note: step 18, image 3 of 3
    • During reassembly, the face sensor cable can be tricky to connect. Follow these tips to connect the cable:

    • Thread your fingers through the eyepiece trim’s eyeholes and grasp the edges of the sensor cable.

    • Slide the sensor cable into the socket until the first set of tabs rests in the socket. This should flip the lock tab down partially.

    • Use a spudger to press the lock tab down towards the cable to lock it in place.

  19. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Remove the front cover screws: step 19, image 1 of 3 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Remove the front cover screws: step 19, image 2 of 3 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Remove the front cover screws: step 19, image 3 of 3
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the five 7.7 mm‑long screws securing the front cover to the headset:

    • One recessed in the top-left corner

    • One recessed in the top-right corner

    • Three along the lower edge

  20. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Release the front cover clips: step 20, image 1 of 2 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Release the front cover clips: step 20, image 2 of 2
    • The front cover is still held in place by clips along the bottom and side edges.

    • Insert an opening pick into the seam between the bottom edge of the front cover and the headset.

    • Pry with the opening pick to release the front cover clips.

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    • Slide the opening clip along the seam and pry to release all the clips securing the front cover.

  22. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Remove the front cover: step 22, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the front cover.

  23. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Disconnect the top right antenna: step 23, image 1 of 3 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Disconnect the top right antenna: step 23, image 2 of 3 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Disconnect the top right antenna: step 23, image 3 of 3
    • Use a pair of tweezers to grasp the metal neck of the top-right antenna cable.

    • Lift the antenna connector straight up to disconnect it.

    • Guide the antenna cable out of its metal clip holding it in place.

  24. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Remove the battery cable bracket: step 24, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the three screws securing the battery cable bracket:

    • One 4.4 mm‑long screw

    • Two 2.3 mm‑long screws

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    • Use tweezers or your fingers to grasp the battery cable bracket.

    • Twist the cable bracket slightly so that its bottom left corner unclips from the motherboard.

    • Remove the battery cable bracket.

  26. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 26, image 1 of 2 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 26, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the battery press connector from the motherboard.

    • The battery press connector can disconnect accidentally during reassembly. Check this connector before you attach the bracket.

  27. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Disconnect the antenna: step 27, image 1 of 3 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Disconnect the antenna: step 27, image 2 of 3 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Disconnect the antenna: step 27, image 3 of 3
    • Insert one arm of a pair of tweezers under the metal neck of the black antenna cable near the fan assembly.

    • Lift the antenna connector straight up to disconnect it.

    • Guide the antenna cable out of its metal clip holding it in place.

  28. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Loosen the front antenna assembly: step 28, image 1 of 2 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Loosen the front antenna assembly: step 28, image 2 of 2
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the eight screws securing the antenna assembly to the headset:

    • Four 4.4 mm‑long screws

    • Two 4.8 mm‑long screws

    • Two 10.7 mm‑long screws

  29. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement: step 29, image 1 of 2 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement: step 29, image 2 of 2
    • Use your fingers to flip up the antenna assembly enough to access the cable underneath it.

  30. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement: step 30, image 1 of 2 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement: step 30, image 2 of 2
    • Use tweezers to unclip the antenna cable from its metal clip.

  31. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Remove the front antenna assembly: step 31, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the front antenna assembly.

  32. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Disconnect the fan: step 32, image 1 of 2 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Disconnect the fan: step 32, image 2 of 2
    • Use tweezers to grab the fan connector and carefully slide it out of its socket.

  33. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Loosen the LED flex cable: step 33, image 1 of 2 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Loosen the LED flex cable: step 33, image 2 of 2
    • Use the point of an opening pick to loosen the adhesive securing the LED flex cable from the top of the fan assembly.

  34. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Remove the fan assembly: step 34, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the two screws securing the fan assembly to the headset:

    • One 4.4 mm‑long Phillips screw

    • One 3.6 mm‑long Torx T2 screw

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    • Lift the fan assembly and remove it.

  36. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Remove the heat sink: step 36, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the four 2.3 mm‑long screws securing the heat sink to the motherboard.

  37. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement: step 37, image 1 of 2 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement: step 37, image 2 of 2
    • Use your fingers to lift the heat sink and remove it.

    • You may feel a bit of resistance. This is normal since the midframe is slightly bonded to the heat sink with thermal paste.

    • You can reuse the thermal paste if you keep it clean. Otherwise, use a spudger to scrape off the old paste and apply a small amount of viscous thermal compound (such as K5 Pro) to the processor.

  38. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Reassembly note: step 38, image 1 of 2 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Reassembly note: step 38, image 2 of 2
    • During reassembly, stop here and check if these twelve connectors are properly connected to the motherboard:

    • Two speaker connectors

    • Seven ZIF connectors

    • Two press connectors

    • One antenna connector

    • There are additional connectors on the motherboard, but they shouldn't be connected at this point.

  39. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Disconnect the speaker connectors: step 39, image 1 of 3 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Disconnect the speaker connectors: step 39, image 2 of 3 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Disconnect the speaker connectors: step 39, image 3 of 3
    • Use tweezers to grip the left speaker cables at the base of their motherboard connector.

    • Lift the connector gently straight up to disconnect it.

    • During reassembly, use the flat end of a spudger to press the speaker cable into the rubber holding clip.

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    • Repeat the disconnection procedure for the right speaker connector.

    • During reassembly, use the flat end of a spudger to press the speaker cable into the rubber holding clip.

  41. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Disconnect the ZIF socket flex cables: step 41, image 1 of 2 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Disconnect the ZIF socket flex cables: step 41, image 2 of 2
    • Use tweezers to gently peel the black tape covering the two top flex cables.

    • Set the tape aside to be reused during reassembly.

  42. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement: step 42, image 1 of 3 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement: step 42, image 2 of 3 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement: step 42, image 3 of 3
    • Use a clean fingernail or a spudger to pry up the lock tab securing the top left camera cable.

  43. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement: step 43, image 1 of 2 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement: step 43, image 2 of 2
    • Grasp the top left camera cable with tweezers and slide it out of its ZIF connector.

  44. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement: step 44, image 1 of 2 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement: step 44, image 2 of 2
    • Move counter-clockwise around the motherboard and disconnect the remaining six ZIF connectors:

    • Power button and LED board

    • Bottom left camera

    • Bottom right camera

    • Top right camera

    • Face sensor interconnect cable

    • Indicator LED cable

  45. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Disconnect the press connectors: step 45, image 1 of 3 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Disconnect the press connectors: step 45, image 2 of 3 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Disconnect the press connectors: step 45, image 3 of 3
    • Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the display cable.

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    • Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the USB‑C and headphone jack cable.

  47. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement: step 47, image 1 of 3 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement: step 47, image 2 of 3 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement: step 47, image 3 of 3
    • Insert one arm of a pair of tweezers under the metal neck of the side antenna cable.

    • Lift the antenna connector straight up to disconnect it.

  48. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Remove the motherboard: step 48, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the five screws securing the motherboard to the headset:

    • Four 3.8 mm‑long Phillips screws

    • One 6 mm‑long 3.5 mm hex standoff screw

  49. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement: step 49, image 1 of 2 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement: step 49, image 2 of 2
    • At this point, the motherboard should be loose, with some thermal paste sticking it to the headset.

    • Use a spudger to pry up and separate the motherboard from the headset.

    • If it feels like the motherboard is caught on something, check that all the cables are disconnected from it.

  50. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement: step 50, image 1 of 2 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement: step 50, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the motherboard.

    • You can reuse the thermal paste if you keep it clean. Otherwise, use a spudger to scrape off the old paste and apply a small amount of viscous thermal compound (such as K5 Pro) to the processor.

  51. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Remove the camera covers: step 51, image 1 of 3 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Remove the camera covers: step 51, image 2 of 3 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Remove the camera covers: step 51, image 3 of 3
    • Use your fingers or tweezers to peel and remove the two camera covers from the top cameras.

    • During reassembly, align the cutouts on the camera covers to their respective pegs on the headset.

    • The camera covers have different alignment cutouts and aren't interchangeable.

  52. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Loosen the screen and lens assembly: step 52, image 1 of 2 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Loosen the screen and lens assembly: step 52, image 2 of 2
    • Peel and remove the black tape covering the antenna cable.

    • Set this tape aside to be reused during reassembly.

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    • Use tweezers to lift and unclip the black antenna cable from the metal grounding clips.

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    • Use a spudger to pry up the black lock tab securing the left microphone flex cable to the left interconnect cable.

    • Use your fingers or tweezers to slide the microphone cable out of the ZIF connector.

  55. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement: step 55, image 1 of 1
    • Repeat the procedure to disconnect the right microphone cable.

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    • Slide the point of an opening pick underneath the battery flex cable to loosen the adhesive securing it from the headset.

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    • Some interconnect cables have been removed in the following images for clarity purposes. You don't have to remove them as part of the procedure.

    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the four screws securing the screen and lens assembly to the frame:

    • Two 6.5 mm‑long screws

    • Two 7.7 mm‑long screws

  58. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Remove the screen and frame assembly: step 58, image 1 of 3 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Remove the screen and frame assembly: step 58, image 2 of 3 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Remove the screen and frame assembly: step 58, image 3 of 3
    • Grasp the screen and lens assembly with your fingers.

    • Slowly lift and separate the assembly from the outer shell, taking care to reposition any cables that get in the way.

    • Remove the screen and lens assembly.

  59. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Reassembly note: step 59, image 1 of 3 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Reassembly note: step 59, image 2 of 3 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Reassembly note: step 59, image 3 of 3
    • During reassembly, be careful not to trap the twelve cables as you insert the lens assembly into the outer shell:

    • Three cables along the top edge—two flex cables and one LED flex cable

    • Two cables in the top right corner—the battery connector and an antenna cable

    • Two cables along the right edge—an antenna cable and a wide flex cable

    • Two flex cables along the bottom edge

    • Three cables along the left edge—one antenna cable, one flex cable, and one speaker cable

    • You can use a rubber band to help secure the cables out of the way.

  60. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Unfasten the headset battery: step 60, image 1 of 2 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Unfasten the headset battery: step 60, image 2 of 2
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the six 4.5 mm‑long screws securing the battery to the outer shell:

    • Two along the front edge

    • Four along the back edge

  61. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Remove the strap bracket: step 61, image 1 of 2 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Remove the strap bracket: step 61, image 2 of 2
    • Use your fingers or tweezers to remove the top strap bracket.

  62. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Remove the headset battery: step 62, image 1 of 2 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Remove the headset battery: step 62, image 2 of 2
    • Lift and remove the headset battery.

  63. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Remove the face sensor interconnect cable: step 63, image 1 of 3 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Remove the face sensor interconnect cable: step 63, image 2 of 3 Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement, Remove the face sensor interconnect cable: step 63, image 3 of 3
    • Slide an opening pick under the face sensor interconnect cable to loosen the adhesive securing it to the battery.

    • Remove the sensor interconnect cable.

    • Transfer the cable to your replacement battery. Be sure to align it using the two alignment cutouts, and use some double-sided tape such as Tesa tape to secure it.

  64. Meta Quest 2 Headset Battery Replacement: step 64, image 1 of 1
    • Only the headset battery remains.

Conclusion

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

For optimal performance, after completing this guide, calibrate your newly installed battery.

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 Answers community for help.

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