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The HTC Vive controller battery may be weak or faulty from extended use and causing power or functionality problems. The battery is essential for the remote to power up and perform. It is important not to puncture the battery while removing. This guide will show you how to replace the battery.

  1. Turn over the Vive controller so that the bottom saucer is facing up. Use the T5 Torx screwdriver to remove three black 21mm screws from the bottom saucer. Use the T5 Torx screwdriver to remove three black 21mm screws from the bottom saucer.
    • Turn over the Vive controller so that the bottom saucer is facing up.

    • Use the T5 Torx screwdriver to remove three black 21mm screws from the bottom saucer.

    Where can I buy new t5 21 mm screws? Mine are getting stripped out!

    jeremyvanwoerden - Replica

  2. Use the nylon spudger to separate the top and bottom saucer covers all around the edges. Remove only the top saucer cover by pulling up with your hand.
    • Use the nylon spudger to separate the top and bottom saucer covers all around the edges.

    • Remove only the top saucer cover by pulling up with your hand.

    My top saucer was REALLY stubborn. Don’t force it with your hand, use the spudger to separate it at the seam. Try not to poke your spudger in too deep, there are internals just inside the seam.

    trevorsklar - Replica

    The second time around, I learned why it was so stubborn. The picture suggests that you should start at the base of the saucer and work your way around, but that’s backwards.

    Start separating with your spudger at the distal side of the saucer and work your way toward the handle. Then for the last part, pull the piece up and away, like peeling a banana. See the second picture for the bottom half of the saucer, below. Do the same on the top.

    trevorsklar - Replica

  3. Use the Phillips 00 screwdriver to remove the three silver 12.8mm screws from the exposed upper sensor panel. Use the Phillips 00 screwdriver to remove the three silver 12.8mm screws from the exposed upper sensor panel.
    • Use the Phillips 00 screwdriver to remove the three silver 12.8mm screws from the exposed upper sensor panel.

    It’s Phillips 0, not 00.

    trevorsklar - Replica

    You do not need to remove these screws to remove the bottom saucer. They provide stability to the two halves of the donut.

    pacoavocado - Replica

    I had the same experience. Putting the screws back in made the bottom shell easier to remove.

    Nate Plamondon - Replica

  4. Carefully pull away the bottom saucer cover with your hand. To aid in removing the saucer cover, squeeze the base of the controller with your other hand, as shown in the second image of this step. Squeezing will make the clips easier to release and help prevent them from breaking. To aid in removing the saucer cover, squeeze the base of the controller with your other hand, as shown in the second image of this step. Squeezing will make the clips easier to release and help prevent them from breaking.
    • Carefully pull away the bottom saucer cover with your hand.

    • To aid in removing the saucer cover, squeeze the base of the controller with your other hand, as shown in the second image of this step. Squeezing will make the clips easier to release and help prevent them from breaking.

    I found the re-assembly of this difficult until I concentrated on two areas - the lugs which go into the handle first, then the central ring. My earlier concern was for the optical sensors on the wings but these snapped into place easily as the central ring was manoeuvred.

    Doug - Replica

  5. Use the T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the two black 5.2mm screws on the back gray panel. Use the T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the two black 5.2mm screws on the back gray panel.
    • Use the T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the two black 5.2mm screws on the back gray panel.

  6. Turn over the Vive controller so that the exposed bottom saucer panel is facing up.
    • Turn over the Vive controller so that the exposed bottom saucer panel is facing up.

    • Use the T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the three black 5.2mm screws.

    Leave the middle screw where it is (the one being unscrewed in the picture). That screw holds the two halves of the photodiode assembly together, not the case.

    trevorsklar - Replica

    five screws… two at bottom

    andrew sauter - Replica

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  8. Use the nylon spudger to separate the front panel gently by running the spudger around the edges of the handle. Only separate the front panel around the edges. Do not try to completely remove the panel yet.
    • Use the nylon spudger to separate the front panel gently by running the spudger around the edges of the handle.

    • Only separate the front panel around the edges. Do not try to completely remove the panel yet.

    • Gently lift the right side of the panel to the left.

  9. Disconnect the upper ribbon cable gently by pulling the ribbon up and  away from the motherboard with two fingers.
    • Disconnect the upper ribbon cable gently by pulling the ribbon up and away from the motherboard with two fingers.

    • Do not try to disconnect the ribbon cables from the front panel.

    You do not have to remove the ribbon cables from the plugs…you can carefully work the battery holder around them and remove it…being very gentle. And the black part of the handle will stay attached to the cables and be in the way. But removing the cables does make it easier to access the area for the battery, just not completely necessary.

    controll - Replica

  10. Disconnect the middle ribbon cable gently by pulling the ribbon cable up and away from the motherboard with two fingers. Do not try to disconnect the ribbon cables from the front panel.
    • Disconnect the middle ribbon cable gently by pulling the ribbon cable up and away from the motherboard with two fingers.

    • Do not try to disconnect the ribbon cables from the front panel.

    where can one buy the ribbon cable.

    Luigi Munoz - Replica

  11. Use the nylon spudger to lift  the white tab by 90 degrees. Disconnect the bottom ribbon cable gently by pulling the ribbon cable down with two fingers. Disconnect the bottom ribbon cable gently by pulling the ribbon cable down with two fingers.
    • Use the nylon spudger to lift the white tab by 90 degrees.

    • Disconnect the bottom ribbon cable gently by pulling the ribbon cable down with two fingers.

  12. Use the Phillips 00 screwdriver to remove two black 2.8mm screws from the silver plate. Use the Phillips 00 screwdriver to remove the black 5.8mm screw from the bottom right corner of the silver plate.
    • Use the Phillips 00 screwdriver to remove two black 2.8mm screws from the silver plate.

    • Use the Phillips 00 screwdriver to remove the black 5.8mm screw from the bottom right corner of the silver plate.

  13. Remove the silver plate by pinching it with two fingers and lifting up.
    • Remove the silver plate by pinching it with two fingers and lifting up.

    There is no plate on mine, only tape covering it.

    tamgoddess - Replica

    I found this to be true of mine as well (purchased 2018).

    Renjamin - Replica

  14. Use the Phillips 00 screwdriver to remove the black 5.8mm screw from the top left of the battery frame.
    • Use the Phillips 00 screwdriver to remove the black 5.8mm screw from the top left of the battery frame.

  15. Use the T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the two silver 4.2mm screws from the bottom of the battery frame. Use the T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the two silver 4.2mm screws from the bottom of the battery frame.
    • Use the T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the two silver 4.2mm screws from the bottom of the battery frame.

    On my controller these were Philips 000 5.8mm screws, the same as in the previous step.

    Daan Steenmeijer - Replica

    Second the above with a slight correction. Phillips 00.

    tamgoddess - Replica

    I also needed the Philips 000 for steps 11 - 14. Controller purchased in 2018.

    Renjamin - Replica

  16. Disconnect the three-pin cable gently by pinching the cable with two fingers and pulling up. Disconnect the three-pin cable gently by pinching the cable with two fingers and pulling up.
    • Disconnect the three-pin cable gently by pinching the cable with two fingers and pulling up.

  17. Lift the battery frame to remove the battery from the Vive controller Lift the battery frame to remove the battery from the Vive controller Lift the battery frame to remove the battery from the Vive controller
    • Lift the battery frame to remove the battery from the Vive controller

    Suddenly, here the electronics of the saucer are gone, but there’s no previous step mentioning its removal. This is kind of important because loosening the ribbon cables attaching it to the mainboard is a bit finicky.

    Olav Reinert - Replica

Conclusione

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

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well if theres no parts…then theres no point…

altimmons - Replica

So, where do I get a replacement battery from? Does anyone know the part number?

scotty - Replica

This helped me ALOT. i had a controller stop charging or powering on. Decided to use this guide to pull just pull power and re seed the connection for the battery. The Battery connection IS NOT CLIPPED IN. TAPE holds down the connection to the terminals. So it can easy come loose over jolts and shocks or normal use

Mike Moutrie - Replica

battery is 3.85vdc 960ma

HTC model boplh100

3.69Whr

Part number 35H00244-00M

guido - Replica

Here’s an online store that sells the battery

https://www.mobile-part.com/htc-960mah-b...

jdbf2pk - Replica

With all the comments and steps, I easily took apart and rebuilt my controller. Thank you!!

Also, I used this cheap repair kit they sell at walmart if you dont have the tools and don't want to order them online.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Hyper-Tough-T...

A K - Replica

My advice is to keep the connector on step 9 together and taped. I was trying to ease it out and the whole unit came right off… the connection and everything…My second controller I fixed in this way works 100%. Now I have to wait for my new controller from HTC.

A Brush With Death - Replica

Thanks! I had the vive when it was first released. my controller doesn’t have the silver brace over the battery connector only tape. It must have been revised. Re-seated the battery connector and it powered up

Brian Gonzales - Replica

Mine also did not have the sliver plate over the battery connector but it did have the seats for the screws so maybe the plate was eliminated. I broke one plastic clip learning the process in step 4 but there are enough screws that it won’t matter. I was able to R&R the battery without disconnecting the ribbon cables in steps 8, 9 & 10 which would have been somewhat risky so I think it was safer to leave them connected. Thanks to Guido for the part numbers. I bought them from mobile-part.com but the ship time was over a month to the US thanks to covid. I should have checked eBay. Many thanks to all posters of this article and comments.

Joe Schmo - Replica

Update: Just wanted to report that the batteries I received from mobile-part.com work well and both controllers now show all 4 green lights again when fully charged. My controllers were purchased in Dec. 2016.

Joe Schmo -

Intructions are excellent. One trick that I would add to make them complete is that when you buy new batteries they typically ship without the tray, so you will have to reuse the one that was removed from the controller. The battery is glued to the tray however and it also lacks battery removal taps. Prying or bending the battery is not recommended, as this could damage the battery and cause a runaway thermal event. The solution is simple and super low tech. Get a 12 inch long length of thread, ideally dental floss, and carefully and slowly pull the loop across the the glue strip. It takes less than 1 minute and, without needing a heat gun to loosen the glue, you will be able to remove the battery. Don’t worry about replacing the glue strip as the battery carrier holds it firmly in place without it.

Marc-Andre Renaud - Replica

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