1. VR Question's Avatar
    My ribbon cable coming from the trackpad is permanently damaged
    Story here: reddit_com/r/Vive/comments/5qrnyx/my_controller_repair_story_and_an_advice_for/

    So since i opened up the controller and broke warranty i am in search for other options than spending 150€ on a new controller.
    I discovered that appearently the trackpad part of the steam controller is nearly identical with that one in the vive controller.
    Source: ifixit_com/Teardown/HTC+Vive+Teardown/62213#s130852
    and
    ifixit_com/Teardown/Steam+Controller+Teardown/52578#s117509

    So if anyone happen to have a steam controller and already opened up his vive controller could try and plug in the trackpad on the vive controller to see if that is working.
    I am wondering if those two are exchangeable so i can get an used one for 30€ and repair my controller with it.
    I would be happy to give any advice to make it as safe as possible since i have successfully took apart and reassembled the trackpad several times.
    01-28-2017 10:51 PM
  2. Cale Hunt's Avatar
    Can't help you myself, but I know Matt Brown took his Vive controller apart so he might have something to add. Interesting idea anyway.
    02-28-2017 11:54 AM

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