Oculus Rift CV1 Has a High Repairability Rate; Can be Disassembled With a Couple Screwdrivers
The much awaited Oculus Rift is now being shipped to consumers with reviews from various publications pouring in.
In addition to receiving positive appreciation from techies, it is a relief to find out that the Oculus Rift is highly repairable despite its complex appearance.
The team at iFixit was able to tear down the Oculus Rift CV1 to pieces with nothing but a couple of screwdrivers – a Phillips #1 and a Torx T3 – and some common plastic tools.
The team also noted several improvements made over the Developer Kit which includes better cable management, better mating connector, detachable earpiece speakers, and a simple removable face-pad.
However, it certainly does not mean that everyone with a couple of screwdrivers should be able to get the job done.
The team also noted that parts such as the dust shield, motherboard, display, lenses, and head-strap are not so easy to find without cutting through the headset fabric. All in all, the site gave 7 out of 10 points as repairability score. You can head over to the site for more information!
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