Einleitung

The following steps will guide you in how to replace the buttons on the motherboard of the Oculus Rift. Removing and replacing the buttons requires a high level of skill in desoldering and soldering. We have linked to iFixit and other outside resources on how to desolder and solder, but previous experience is recommended.

  1. Use a plastic opening tool to carefully pry off the four rubber feet from the control box.
    • Use a plastic opening tool to carefully pry off the four rubber feet from the control box.

    • You have now revealed the four 9 mm Phillips #1 screws underneath the rubber feet.

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  2. Use a Phillips #1 Screwdriver to unscrew the four 9mm Phillips screws on the bottom of the control box.
    • Use a Phillips #1 Screwdriver to unscrew the four 9mm Phillips screws on the bottom of the control box.

    • You can now remove the bottom lid of the control box. It should come apart easily.

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    • Use your finger(s) to start lifting the motherboard from the control box casing. While doing so, use your other hand to push the DVI connector into the control box casing.

    • When the DVI connector has cleared the casing, lift the motherboard.

    • Be careful! There should be two sets of wires still connected to the control box - do not tug on them. Simply flip the motherboard over to access these wires.

    • When reassembling the device, ensure that all of the wires are clear of the buttons.

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    • Use a plastic opening tool or your fingernails to disconnect the grey wire connectors. To make removal easier, pry the left and right edges to carefully remove the connector.

    • Do so for both of the wires attached to the motherboard.

    • Now fully separate the motherboard from the control box casing.

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    • You now have the motherboard separated from the control box.

    • Identify the buttons that are not working.

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    • For each button that needs to be replaced, use a soldering iron and soldering braid to desolder the four metal points.

    • Be careful! Soldering iron is hot.

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    • Now that each button with issues is desoldered, use tweezers to grab each button and detach from the motherboard.

    • If the button does not come off easily, go back to the previous step and ensure each of the four metal points are properly desoldered.

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Abschluss

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

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