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Introdução

Use this guide to remove or replace the outer shell on an HTC Vive.

  1. HTC Vive Outer Shell Replacement, Open the cable compartment: step 1, image 1 of 3 HTC Vive Outer Shell Replacement, Open the cable compartment: step 1, image 2 of 3 HTC Vive Outer Shell Replacement, Open the cable compartment: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Be sure to power down and disconnect your Vive before beginning.

    • Place a finger on the top edge of the compartment cover assembly and slide the assembly toward the front of the Vive until it comes loose from the headset.

    • Lift the cover away from the headset and slide it up the cables until it's out of the way.

  2. HTC Vive Outer Shell Replacement, Unplug the HDMI cable: step 2, image 1 of 2 HTC Vive Outer Shell Replacement, Unplug the HDMI cable: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Lift the HDMI cable straight up to unplug it from the headset.

  3. HTC Vive Outer Shell Replacement, Unplug the remaining cables: step 3, image 1 of 3 HTC Vive Outer Shell Replacement, Unplug the remaining cables: step 3, image 2 of 3 HTC Vive Outer Shell Replacement, Unplug the remaining cables: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Repeat the lifting and unplugging process with the remaining USB, power, and audio cables.

  4. HTC Vive Outer Shell Replacement, Unscrew the outer shell: step 4, image 1 of 3 HTC Vive Outer Shell Replacement, Unscrew the outer shell: step 4, image 2 of 3 HTC Vive Outer Shell Replacement, Unscrew the outer shell: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Use tweezers to remove the small stickers over the four screws securing the outer shell.

    • Use a T5 Torx driver to remove the four 3.4 mm-long screws securing the outer shell.

    PSA: There are four screws you need to remove that are covered with small black stickers (two on top, two on bottom)

    Oscar Kosar-Kosarewicz - Responder

    Holy cow. Thank you for adding this comment Oscar. I was just about to break it.

    PC McGee -

    These screws are T6.

    Eric Tong - Responder

  5. HTC Vive Outer Shell Replacement, Remove the outer shell: step 5, image 1 of 2 HTC Vive Outer Shell Replacement, Remove the outer shell: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry up the top edge of the right half of the outer shell, behind the component cover and near the seam in the center, until it is unclipped from the headset.

  6. HTC Vive Outer Shell Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 2 HTC Vive Outer Shell Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Grasp the right half the outer shell and pull it to the right and toward the front of the headset until you feel the clips on the front of the cover release.

    • If the shell is difficult to remove, try prying along the seam with the flat end of a spudger to release the clips.

  7. HTC Vive Outer Shell Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 2 HTC Vive Outer Shell Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Slide the right side of the outer shell to the right and off of the headset.

  8. HTC Vive Outer Shell Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 2 HTC Vive Outer Shell Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Repeat the last three steps for the left side of the outer shell and remove it.

Conclusão

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? Check out our Answers community for troubleshooting help.

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I was dusting my pc and in the process tripped over the cable for my vive and cracked the front. Does anyone have an idea on how to get a new outer shell?

Adam Joseph - Responder

I also had the same issue with the front left side getting a crack. I contacted the VIVE support and they said they don’t sell and have no intention on selling parts. Nancy S. suggested sending it in for 6-8 weeks for repair. This option did not work for me so i bought a spare headset on Ebay for parts and did it myself. My advise is to not trust HTC service. I’ve heard many stories of headsets returning over 8 weeks back with nothing fixed.

Dan - Responder

That’s frustrating to hear. Hopefully the right to repair legislation changes this soon! Not providing parts to your customers is insane.

Richard Suovanen -

Where do you buy the parts ?

xspitfire - Responder

As of now there is no reseller or seller of the plastic parts for the vive. I would suggest gluing the part back together with super glue or resin/epoxy or if you have the stuff make a 3d scan of it and 3d print a new one.

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