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Oculus Quest 2 Disassembly

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  1. Oculus Quest 2 Disassembly, Unscrew the rear cover: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Start by removing the six T2 screws that hold the inner lining of the headset to the front.

  2. Oculus Quest 2 Disassembly, Remove the rear cover: step 2, image 1 of 2 Oculus Quest 2 Disassembly, Remove the rear cover: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • One side at a time, insert a pick next to the nosepiece, slide it to the edge and pry.

    • When both sides are loose, carefully lift the cover out, and fold it so that the nose piece is on the outer perimeter of the device, as shown in the second image.

    • The proximity sensor is still connected via a flex cable, so be careful to not rip or crease the cable.

    • Lift the small black clip on the ZIF connecter up, and pull the flex cable out.

    • The cable is lightly adhered to the headset so be careful when removing it.

    • During reassembly, make sure to position the cable correctly. Latching the small black clip back on shouldn't require much force. If you don't connect the cable correctly, the headset's screen may stay black and the device will turn off after a few seconds.

  3. Oculus Quest 2 Disassembly, Detach ZIF Connector: step 3, image 1 of 3 Oculus Quest 2 Disassembly, Detach ZIF Connector: step 3, image 2 of 3 Oculus Quest 2 Disassembly, Detach ZIF Connector: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • The ribbon cable is lightly attached to the headset with adhesive and the cable is connected with a ZIF connector. Consult Step 1 of the Recognizing & Disconnecting Cable Connectors guide (RDCC guide) for ZIF connector info.

    • Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the locking flap to release the cable. See pictures 2 and 3 to understand how the flap operates.

    • The cable is lightly adhered to the headset so be careful when removing it.

    • During reassembly, make sure to position the cable correctly. Latching the small black clip back on shouldn't require much force. If you don't connect the cable correctly, the headset's screen may stay black and the device will turn off after a few seconds.

  4. Oculus Quest 2 Disassembly, Unscrew the front cover: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the three P0 screws.

    • Remove the two P0 screws

    • The two orange screws near the top are very deep, a longer head screwdriver may be required

  5. Oculus Quest 2 Disassembly, Remove the front cover: step 5, image 1 of 2 Oculus Quest 2 Disassembly, Remove the front cover: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Insert a pick and pry at these four spots to release the clips.

    • Lift the front cover away from the headset.

  6. Oculus Quest 2 Disassembly, Unplug the battery: step 6, image 1 of 3 Oculus Quest 2 Disassembly, Unplug the battery: step 6, image 2 of 3 Oculus Quest 2 Disassembly, Unplug the battery: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Unplug the side WiFi antenna. See step 5 of the RDCC guide. To disconnect the cable, slide a thin, ESD-safe pry tool or tweezers under the metal neck of the connector and lift straight up from the board.

    • Remove the single P0 screw

    • Remove the two P0 screws

  7. Oculus Quest 2 Disassembly: step 7, image 1 of 2 Oculus Quest 2 Disassembly: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Unplug the battery. See Step 4 of the RDCC Guide. Use the spudger to pry the connector straight up.

    • Remember to put part of the battery ribbon cable under the logic board when reassembling.

  8. Oculus Quest 2 Disassembly, Remove the Bluetooth antenna: step 8, image 1 of 3 Oculus Quest 2 Disassembly, Remove the Bluetooth antenna: step 8, image 2 of 3 Oculus Quest 2 Disassembly, Remove the Bluetooth antenna: step 8, image 3 of 3
    • Remove 2x P0 screws

    • Remove 4x P0 screws

    • Remove 2x P0 screws—these are longer than the other screws.

    • The arrow points to the Bluetooth antenna. To disconnect see step 5 of the Guide. Go to picture 2. To disconnect the cable, slide a thin, ESD-safe pry tool or tweezers under the metal neck of the connector and lift straight up from the board.

    • Picture 3. Remove the antenna from the headset.

  9. Oculus Quest 2 Disassembly, Remove the cooling fan: step 9, image 1 of 3 Oculus Quest 2 Disassembly, Remove the cooling fan: step 9, image 2 of 3 Oculus Quest 2 Disassembly, Remove the cooling fan: step 9, image 3 of 3
    • Unplug the fan.

    • 1x T2 screw

    • 1x P0 screw

    • Lift the front LED away from the headset.

    • Lift the fan away from the headset.

  10. Oculus Quest 2 Disassembly, Remove the heatsink: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • 4x P0 screws

    • Remove the heatsink.

  11. Oculus Quest 2 Disassembly, Remove the mainboard: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Unplug the side WiFi antenna connector.

    • Unplug the cable leading to the USB Type-C port and headphone jack.

    • Lift and unplug the cables leading to the speakers.

    • Unlatch and remove the cables leading to the top cameras, power button and status LED, bottom cameras, microphones, and volume rocker.

    • Unplug the cables connecting the bottom cameras.

    • Unlatch and remove the cables leading to the front LED and IPD sensor, and proximity sensor.

    • Unplug the cable leading to the screen.

  12. Oculus Quest 2 Disassembly, Remove the mainboard: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • 1x 3.5mm hex screw

    • 4x P0 screws

    • Remove the mainboard.

  13. Oculus Quest 2 Disassembly, Mainboard: step 13, image 1 of 2 Oculus Quest 2 Disassembly, Mainboard: step 13, image 2 of 2
    • Close up on the mainboard.

  14. Oculus Quest 2 Disassembly, Remove the midframe: step 14, image 1 of 3 Oculus Quest 2 Disassembly, Remove the midframe: step 14, image 2 of 3 Oculus Quest 2 Disassembly, Remove the midframe: step 14, image 3 of 3
    • 2x P0 screws

    • 2x P0 screws

    • Unroute the side WiFi antenna.

    • Lift the midframe away from the case.

  15. Oculus Quest 2 Disassembly, Remove the battery: step 15, image 1 of 2 Oculus Quest 2 Disassembly, Remove the battery: step 15, image 2 of 2
    • 4x P0 screws hold the battery in the case.

    • 3x T2 screws secure the battery cover.

    • The Quest 2 has a battery life of 2.5 hours, drawing an average of 5.6W.

  16. Oculus Quest 2 Disassembly, Remove the arms/speakers: step 16, image 1 of 1
    • Four P0 screws hold part of the retaining plastics on each arm/speaker.

    • Remove the four metal clips on each arm/speaker.

    • The plastics holding the arms on can be removed/twisted off, releasing the arms from the rest of the case.

  17. Oculus Quest 2 Disassembly, Lens assembly: step 17, image 1 of 3 Oculus Quest 2 Disassembly, Lens assembly: step 17, image 2 of 3 Oculus Quest 2 Disassembly, Lens assembly: step 17, image 3 of 3
    • Small metal tabs hold the guide rails that the lenses slide on. Removing the rails reveals the display.

    • There is a protective sheet of plastic over the screen. Be careful of dust and scratches.

Finish Line

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sctanf

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Thank you so much to me for making this guide. Helped me a lot!

It is worth emphasizing that this device has 2! WIFI antennas.

Anyone who wants to disconnect WIFI from their device must disconnect both.

Their connection to the motherboard, is right next to each other, but the right connection is immediately revealed while the left connection next to it is hidden under the black cover and requires a number of additional disassembly steps.

Alternatively, anyone who wants to disconnect WIFI from their device can disconnect the wires in the area where they connect to the antenna stickers on the right and left sides of the eyepieces of the glasses, thus saving all the disassembly of the front cover.

שמחה גרשון בורר - Reply

Thanks!! this really helped me, I have already customized mine with an official custom filter, but this will add an additional layer of Kashrus.

Leib Felberbaum -

If you just need to replace a camera… it’s 14 screws. You need a T2 and a PH0 (not a P0…) Pretty easy once you get the front cover off and not covered here. It’s pretty easy to see what you do once you get in there though. Good luck!

Chris Madson - Reply

PH0 and P0 are the same :)

Lylo -

Bravo pour ces informations. Un grand merci

Guidemann Christophe - Reply

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