If there’s a new piece of tech, iFixit will take it apart and that’s exactly what they have done with the HTC Vive. At the website iFixit, dismantling hardware is their specialty and they’ve become pretty good at taking things apart. In the Vive teardown, there is a step by step process, which we don’t recommend you follow, to separating the Vive, controllers, and base stations. At the end of it all iFixit provides a repairability score which is 1-10 and The Vive received an 8, because it was fairly easy to take apart and didn’t have a lot of glue.
As a warning, you should avoid taking apart any of the Vive unless you don’t expect to get a replacement from HTC or you just have $800 to throw away. So far, we’ve read a view comments online about people having defective components and once the process to request service is complete through HTC support you send in your bad part and they send a new one back.
Are any of you interested in taking apart your brand new Vive or will the walkthrough iFixit shared curb you desire to possibly damage your great piece of VR tech?
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