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Valve Index Controller Left Hand Strap Replacement

What you need

  1. Valve Index Controller Left Hand Strap Replacement, Remove the elastic band: step 1, image 1 of 3 Valve Index Controller Left Hand Strap Replacement, Remove the elastic band: step 1, image 2 of 3 Valve Index Controller Left Hand Strap Replacement, Remove the elastic band: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Press and hold the elastic band adjustment button.

    • Slide the elastic band out of the controller.

    • During reassembly, pinch the elastic band near the tip of the loop and slide it into the controller.

  2. Valve Index Controller Left Hand Strap Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 2, image 1 of 3 Valve Index Controller Left Hand Strap Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 2, image 2 of 3 Valve Index Controller Left Hand Strap Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Insert an opening pick under the round plastic cover next to the A and B buttons.

    • Do not insert the opening pick more than 5 mm (0.2 in) into the controller, or you may tear the touchpad ribbon cable.

    • Slide the opening pick around the top of the controller until all three plastic clips are disengaged.

  3. Valve Index Controller Left Hand Strap Replacement, Open the controller: step 3, image 1 of 2 Valve Index Controller Left Hand Strap Replacement, Open the controller: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Carefully open the top of the controller to access the screws inside.

    • Be careful not to strain or tear the ribbon cable connected to the touchpad.

  4. Valve Index Controller Left Hand Strap Replacement, Unscrew the adjustment strap: step 4, image 1 of 2 Valve Index Controller Left Hand Strap Replacement, Unscrew the adjustment strap: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Use a T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the two 6.1 mm screws securing the adjustment strap to the controller.

    • Once the adjustment strap is unscrewed, the spring underneath may fall out.

    • Make sure the spring is installed during reassembly, or the ratcheted adjustment mechanism will not work properly.

  5. Valve Index Controller Left Hand Strap Replacement, Remove the adjustment strap: step 5, image 1 of 2 Valve Index Controller Left Hand Strap Replacement, Remove the adjustment strap: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Slide the adjustment strap out from the controller to remove it.

Conclusion

Compare your new replacement part to the original part—you may need to transfer remaining components or remove adhesive backings from the new part before installing.

To reassemble your device, follow the above steps in reverse order.

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 Valve Index Answers community for help.

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Sam Omiotek

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Doesn't explain how to put it back together with the spring which is conveniently missing from the photos.

Draylynn - Reply

I'm several months late, but just in case I figured I'd toss a reply just in case you were interested in the imgur guide I made to help out anyone else struggling with this. It's posted as a separate comment on this post. Hope your repair went well otherwise!

VaporStrike -

I appreciate the guide, but as someone noted above, you are seriously lacking in the spring instructions, which might be the most important part of this assembly. However, I managed to find a way to get the spring seated back in on my own, and so for any other unfortunates stumbling onto this guide, I made my own crappy Imgur gallery guide for re-seating the spring. Each image has a small paragraph beneath it explaining the steps to take. I hope it manages to help anyone else struggling to swap out a strap.
(NOTE: Images were made for Right hand controller, simply mirror for Left hand.)
https://imgur.com/gallery/RQYtS5e

VaporStrike - Reply

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