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.

Peel back the rubber covering around the lenses to remove the surrounding plastic eyepieces. Peel back the rubber covering around the lenses to remove the surrounding plastic eyepieces. Peel back the rubber covering around the lenses to remove the surrounding plastic eyepieces.
  • 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. Unscrew four 13 mm screws with a PH #000 screwdriver.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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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Flip the headset over.
  • Flip the headset over.

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

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

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

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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.
  • 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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Unhitch the yellow led connector ribbon and move it aside. 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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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. 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. Using the tweezers, unplug the three (one black bundled, two multi colored bundled) connector cables from their ports along the circuit board.
  • 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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Flip the headset over.
  • Flip the headset over.

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

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Flip the headset back over. With your fingers, carefully pry the top black plastic panel free. 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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Unscrew one silver 4 mm screw from the white plastic band connecting the rest of the headset.
  • 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. Move the top black wires aside.
  • Move the top black wires aside.

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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.
  • 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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Unscrew the five silver 6 mm screws from the circuit board.
  • Unscrew the five silver 6 mm screws from the circuit board.

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

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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.
  • 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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Carefully lift the circuit board out of the headset and set aside. 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. Using a hairdryer (or heatlamp), warm the area around the lenses. This will help loosen them for removal.
  • 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. Using a glass cloth (or any cloth with soft fibers), carefully press on the lenses until they pop out of place.
  • 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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Wow..this looks a lot harder than it should be. I bought my PSVR used and the lenses are kinda scuffed up, like the previous owner cleaned them with something not perfectly soft. I was hoping they’d come out easily from the front, but I guess that’s not the case. Thanks for the immensely difficult guide!

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