Introduction

If the device is not working properly this could be due to a broken headset motherboard. Common causes for motherboard failures include being exposed to static shock, overheating, or component failure.

Image 1/3: Unplug the USB and HDMI cables from the Oculus Rift DK2. Image 2/3: Unplug the USB and HDMI cables from the Oculus Rift DK2. Image 3/3: Unplug the USB and HDMI cables from the Oculus Rift DK2.
  • Remove front cover plate.

  • Unplug the USB and HDMI cables from the Oculus Rift DK2.

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  • Remove the four 3/8" Phillips #0 screws from the inner portion of the headset.

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  • With the screws removed, gently pull the headband frame apart from the headset.

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  • With the Oculus facing up, twist the right lens clockwise and lift it out. Repeat for the left lens twisting counterclockwise instead.

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  • Using tweezers, carefully lift the four rubber plugs as shown. They are a bit snug and you may need to jiggle them free with the tweezers.

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Image 1/1: Read the next step before removing the faceplate!
  • Remove the four 3/8" screws attaching the eyewear enclosure to the front casing.

  • Read the next step before removing the faceplate!

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Image 1/2: Do not use excessive force when separating these two pieces. There is a delicate ribbon cable connected to each. Image 2/2: Do not use excessive force when separating these two pieces. There is a delicate ribbon cable connected to each.
  • Carefully separate the faceplate and the cover. Gently rest the cover plate on top of the faceplate as shown in the pictures.

  • Do not use excessive force when separating these two pieces. There is a delicate ribbon cable connected to each.

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Image 1/2: Push the tabs away from you, with the headset oriented as pictured. Carefully slide the ribbon cable out. Image 2/2: The headset should now be two separate pieces.
  • Gently pull out the small side tabs on the ribbon cable connector as shown to release the cable.

  • Push the tabs away from you, with the headset oriented as pictured. Carefully slide the ribbon cable out.

  • The headset should now be two separate pieces.

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  • Unscrew the three 1/4" Phillips #00 screws as pictured and use the tweezers to lift them out.

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  • Lift the tape and gently pry up the video data ribbon cable using the plastic opening tool as shown.

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  • Gently pry back the motherboard clips to release the motherboard. The motherboard should now lift free.

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Conclusion

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

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