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The HTC Vive's motherboard can break due to electrical shorts, water damage, or factory defects. This guide will show you how to replace the motherboard. If your Vive is still broken after finishing this guide, see the HTC Vive Troubleshooting Guide for additional solutions.

  1. Slide the HTC panel covering the cables forward, away from the Vive. Gently pull on each of the four connectors to remove the sound and Three-in-One cables. Gently pull on each of the four connectors to remove the sound and Three-in-One cables.
    • Slide the HTC panel covering the cables forward, away from the Vive.

    • Gently pull on each of the four connectors to remove the sound and Three-in-One cables.

  2. Undo the hook and loop tape on the straps.
    • Undo the hook and loop tape on the straps.

    • Slide the ends of the straps through the hinge loops.

  3. Pull the facerest cushion off away from the Vive, separating the hook and loop tape.
    • Pull the facerest cushion off away from the Vive, separating the hook and loop tape.

  4. Use a T6 Torx Screwdriver to remove  either of the two 12mm hinge screws holding the two hinges in place. Allow the hinge to fall away once the screw is removed.
    • Use a T6 Torx Screwdriver to remove either of the two 12mm hinge screws holding the two hinges in place.

    • Allow the hinge to fall away once the screw is removed.

    • Repeat for the opposite side.

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  6. Slide the plastic facerest away from the device. Slide the plastic facerest away from the device. Slide the plastic facerest away from the device.
    • Slide the plastic facerest away from the device.

  7. Orient the Vive so that the camera is facing towards you and the connector ports are facing upwards. There are four screws you need to remove that are covered with small black stickers (two on top, two on bottom). Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry up the left side of the outer sheath.
    • Orient the Vive so that the camera is facing towards you and the connector ports are facing upwards.

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

    • Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry up the left side of the outer sheath.

    • If the left sheath is glued down, slide your plastic opening tool along the middle seam to break the bond.

    • Slide the left side of the sheath outwards.

    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 - Antwort

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

    PC McGee -

    These screws are T6.

    Eric Tong - Antwort

  8. Slide a plastic opening tool underneath the right side of the sheath to remove any remaining glue. Using the plastic opening tool, pry the right side of the sheath upwards slightly. Using your hands, slide the right side of the sheath outwards.
    • Slide a plastic opening tool underneath the right side of the sheath to remove any remaining glue.

    • Using the plastic opening tool, pry the right side of the sheath upwards slightly.

    • Using your hands, slide the right side of the sheath outwards.

  9. Remove the five 4mm Philips #00 screws holding the sensor array to the motherboard. Remove the two 4mm Philips #00 screws holding the sensor array to the midframe.
    • Remove the five 4mm Philips #00 screws holding the sensor array to the motherboard.

    • Remove the two 4mm Philips #00 screws holding the sensor array to the midframe.

    During this step, there should be a picture of the flip side showing 4 more Philips screws hidden deep inside the headset. Removing those additional 4 screws is critical to getting the headset opened and continuing to the next step.

    Jeff - Antwort

  10. Using a pair of ESD safe tweezers, gently pull the four ribbon cables out horizontally from the sensor array. Using a pair of ESD safe tweezers, gently pull the four ribbon cables out horizontally from the sensor array.
    • Using a pair of ESD safe tweezers, gently pull the four ribbon cables out horizontally from the sensor array.

    This guide is grossly incomplete. Do NOT try to pull up the sensor array after taking these five screws off. There are 8 more screws that have to be removed, as well as 2 tabs that need to be pushed before the sensor array comes off.

    -Two screws on the bottom (by the camera) to each side. There are four screws here, but only the outermost two need to be taken off. See the two sensors on the bottom? The screws under the outside corner of each sensor are the ones you remove.

    -Two screws on the top, to the right and left of the cable opening.

    -Four screws on the back, to the left and right of the lenses. Turn the Vive around, the screws are deep inside four holes.

    -Finally, two tabs on the bottom by the camera. If you look closely you will see them!

    Dan OST - Antwort

  11. Be careful not to lift the sensor array too far from the rest of the device because the camera ribbon cable may tear. Lift the sensor array away from the rest of the Vive until the camera cable tugs back and hold it in place. The camera ribbon cable must be pulled out of its socket vertically, as opposed to all other ribbon cables which slide out horizontally.
    • Be careful not to lift the sensor array too far from the rest of the device because the camera ribbon cable may tear.

    • Lift the sensor array away from the rest of the Vive until the camera cable tugs back and hold it in place.

    • The camera ribbon cable must be pulled out of its socket vertically, as opposed to all other ribbon cables which slide out horizontally.

    • Disconnect the camera by lifting its ribbon cable up and away from the motherboard using a pair of ESD safe tweezers.

    • Lift the sensor array upwards away from the motherboard to separate the array from the device fully.

    Sure, but how do you get a replacement array?

    TheGreatYogurt - Antwort

    It starts with “lift the sensor array" but how am I supposed to do that? Its not just lifting off after unscrewing & disconnecting. What am I missing here?

    Daniel Connelly - Antwort

  12. Loosen the three ribbon cables that are attached to the motherboard by grabbing the tabs on the side of the ribbon cables' connectors and pulling gently outwards. Fully detach the same three ribbon cables by grabbing each cable with tweezers and sliding them outwards horizontally. Fully detach the same three ribbon cables by grabbing each cable with tweezers and sliding them outwards horizontally.
    • Loosen the three ribbon cables that are attached to the motherboard by grabbing the tabs on the side of the ribbon cables' connectors and pulling gently outwards.

    • Fully detach the same three ribbon cables by grabbing each cable with tweezers and sliding them outwards horizontally.

  13. The bottom of the motherboard is secured by two hooks, indicated in the first photo. Do not pull the motherboard directly outwards, as doing so can cause damage. Pivot the top of the motherboard outwards until it has cleared the top of the plastic housing.
    • The bottom of the motherboard is secured by two hooks, indicated in the first photo. Do not pull the motherboard directly outwards, as doing so can cause damage.

    • Pivot the top of the motherboard outwards until it has cleared the top of the plastic housing.

    • Pull the motherboard up and away from the plastic housing, away from the two hooks.

Abschluss

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

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Any recommendations as to where to find a motherboard for the vive? Having trouble getting google to stop recommending motherboards that support vr.

Devin Parker - Antwort

You may (or may not) have luck trying to grab Vives with different broken parts off of eBay.

Gabriel Medina-Kim -

is that really the only way?

Gus -

Anyone know where to get a replacement vive motherboard? Even if it’s from china

Mott Hubris - Antwort

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