Introduction

This guide will show you how to remove and replace the lenses of the PlayStation VR Headset. This can be a challenging task, but with a little patience it can be done.

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  • Peel back the rubber covering around the lenses to remove the surrounding plastic eyepieces.

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  • Unscrew four 13 mm screws with a PH #000 screwdriver.

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  • Using the plastic opening tool, carefully pry the white plastic panel free from the side of the headset. Repeat this action for the opposite side.

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Image 1/3: Do not try to remove the bottom plastic panel. There is a screw attaching it that must be removed first. Image 2/3: There may be a small amount of adhesive attaching the top panel to the headset, in which case you may need to use a bit more force to remove the panel. Image 3/3: There may be a small amount of adhesive attaching the top panel to the headset, in which case you may need to use a bit more force to remove the panel.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to pry the top white plastic panel free from the headset.

  • Do not try to remove the bottom plastic panel. There is a screw attaching it that must be removed first.

  • There may be a small amount of adhesive attaching the top panel to the headset, in which case you may need to use a bit more force to remove the panel.

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Image 1/1: Using a PH #000, unscrew the 7 mm screw found on the bottom of the headset.
  • Flip the headset over.

  • Using a PH #000, unscrew the 7 mm screw found on the bottom of the headset.

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Image 1/3: There is adhesive attaching the panel to the headset, in which case it will take more force to remove the panel. Image 2/3: There is adhesive attaching the panel to the headset, in which case it will take more force to remove the panel. Image 3/3: There is adhesive attaching the panel to the headset, in which case it will take more force to remove the panel.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, pry the bottom white plastic panel loose and remove it from the headset.

  • There is adhesive attaching the panel to the headset, in which case it will take more force to remove the panel.

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  • Unscrew the two 7 mm screws from the top of the headset.

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Image 1/3: We recommend that you start the removal from the sides by pulling them forward. Image 2/3: There is adhesive holding the front panel in place, which means you will need a bit of extra force to remove it. Image 3/3: There is adhesive holding the front panel in place, which means you will need a bit of extra force to remove it.
  • Using your fingers, carefully pry the black front panel free from the headset.

  • We recommend that you start the removal from the sides by pulling them forward.

  • There is adhesive holding the front panel in place, which means you will need a bit of extra force to remove it.

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  • Unscrew the four silver 6 mm screws in each corner using a PH #000 screwdriver.

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Image 1/3: Carefully pull the end of the white ribbon connector from its slot. Image 2/3: Be careful not to damage or dirty the ribbon connector. Image 3/3: Be careful not to damage or dirty the ribbon connector.
  • Lift the small silver latch attaching the ZIF (zero insertion force) connector to the circuit board.

  • Carefully pull the end of the white ribbon connector from its slot.

  • Be careful not to damage or dirty the ribbon connector.

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Image 1/2: Be careful not to damage or dirty the ribbon connector. Image 2/2: Be careful not to damage or dirty the ribbon connector.
  • Unhitch the yellow led connector ribbon and move it aside.

  • Be careful not to damage or dirty the ribbon connector.

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Image 1/3: Remove the yellow LED ribbons and black plastic connecting piece from the headset. Image 2/3: Remove the yellow LED ribbons and black plastic connecting piece from the headset. Image 3/3: Remove the yellow LED ribbons and black plastic connecting piece from the headset.
  • Carefully pry the black plastic piece attaching the yellow ribbon to the headset away from the green circuit board.

  • Remove the yellow LED ribbons and black plastic connecting piece from the headset.

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  • Using the tweezers, unplug the three (one black bundled, two multi colored bundled) connector cables from their ports along the circuit board.

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Image 1/1: Unscrew the two 7 mm screws near the lenses with a PH #000 screwdriver.
  • Flip the headset over.

  • Unscrew the two 7 mm screws near the lenses with a PH #000 screwdriver.

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Image 1/3: With your fingers, carefully pry the top black plastic panel free. Image 2/3: With your fingers, carefully pry the top black plastic panel free. Image 3/3: With your fingers, carefully pry the top black plastic panel free.
  • Flip the headset back over.

  • With your fingers, carefully pry the top black plastic panel free.

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Image 1/1: One 4 mm screw with a PH #000 screwdriver.
  • Unscrew one silver 4 mm screw from the white plastic band connecting the rest of the headset.

    • One 4 mm screw with a PH #000 screwdriver.

  • Even though there are two, only one of the silver screws needs to be unscrewed.

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  • Move the top black wires aside.

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Image 1/2: Slide the white plastic connector piece back and lift up to remove it. Image 2/2: Slide the white plastic connector piece back and lift up to remove it.
  • Using a finger, press the black plastic tab up to loosen the white connector piece.

  • Slide the white plastic connector piece back and lift up to remove it.

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Image 1/1: Five 6 mm scews with a PH #000 screwdriver.
  • Unscrew the five silver 6 mm screws from the circuit board.

    • Five 6 mm scews with a PH #000 screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: There are small plastic tabs on the side that latch the piece in place that need to be lifted in order to remove it. Image 2/2: There are small plastic tabs on the side that latch the piece in place that need to be lifted in order to remove it.
  • Using your fingers, lift up on the sides of the black plastic piece holding the circuit board in place.

  • There are small plastic tabs on the side that latch the piece in place that need to be lifted in order to remove it.

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Image 1/2: Take care not to touch the screen. Image 2/2: Take care not to touch the screen.
  • Carefully lift the circuit board out of the headset and set aside.

  • Take care not to touch the screen.

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  • Using a hairdryer (or heatlamp), warm the area around the lenses. This will help loosen them for removal.

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  • Using a glass cloth (or any cloth with soft fibers), carefully press on the lenses until they pop out of place.

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Conclusion

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

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