Teardown specialists iFixit have disassembled the brand new Vive Pro to see what they might discover. In addition to confirming that the headset’s new shows are made by Samsung, the group additionally gave the headset a positive repairability rating.
IFixit, which offers restore manuals and instruments for shopper electronics, is the king of teardowns, and their newest sufferer is newly launched Vive Pro. Their Vive Pro teardown walkthrough particulars the disassembly course of (you possibly can catch a video abstract heading this text).
At the outset, an precise X-ray of the headset from Creative Electron exhibits the internal workings intimately, together with each screw within the headset.
After eradicating the shell in Step 6, you’ll be able to see the intricate ribbon cable which winds its means beneath the faceplate and connects to the headset’s 32 IR monitoring sensors. Each sensor hides beneath one of many round divots seen on the surface of the headset, which filter out non-infrared mild, making it simpler for the sensors to select the infrared mild coming from the bottom station monitoring beacons.
In Step 12 iFixit pulls out the optics meeting and removes the show from the lens housing to discover a pair of 1,440 × 1,600 Samsung AMS350MU04 AMOLED shows, which is believed to be the identical utilized in Samsung’s Odyssey VR headset.
Having disassembled the whole headset, iFixit provides the Vive Pro an eight out of 10 in relation to repairability, citing the next:
✅Disassembly with commonplace instruments is simple, nondestructive, and freed from booby-traps.
✅Newly added earphones are utterly modular and include directions for removing and set up.
✅Standard Phillips and Torx screws safe most elements. High-wear consolation pads are secured with Velcro.
✅Compatibility with present controllers and base stations means chances are you’ll already know easy methods to restore the required equipment.
➖Adhesive is used very sparingly, securing the lenses, microphone, and sensor arrays.
❌This is an unusually complicated gadget with a whole lot of delicate bits, and the producer doesn’t present a service guide—so use additional warning if trying a restore.
In addition to different common headsets, iFixit also tore down the original Vive (including controllers and base stations), which additionally noticed an eight out of 10 repairability score.