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Introduction

If the trackpad on your Samsung Gear VR headset is not responding to touch, use this guide to replace the faulty trackpad. For this guide, you will need a Phillips #000 screwdriver, iFixit opening tool, and metal spudger.

  1. Push the switch on the right-hand side of the device to separate the cover from the main body. Pull the cover away from the main device. Pull the cover away from the main device.
    • Push the switch on the right-hand side of the device to separate the cover from the main body.

    • Pull the cover away from the main device.

  2. Remove the four corner screw covers with a metal spudger. The screw covers fly off when removed, so make sure to keep track of them. The screw covers fly off when removed, so make sure to keep track of them.
    • Remove the four corner screw covers with a metal spudger.

    • The screw covers fly off when removed, so make sure to keep track of them.

  3. Use a metal spudger to remove the screw cover centered at the top. Use a metal spudger to remove the screw cover centered at the top. Use a metal spudger to remove the screw cover centered at the top.
    • Use a metal spudger to remove the screw cover centered at the top.

  4. Remove the six 5mm Phillips #000 screws to detach the front phone mount. Lift the front phone mount up and to the left. Remove the front phone mount carefully because there is a wire harness on the left side of the headset.
    • Remove the six 5mm Phillips #000 screws to detach the front phone mount.

    • Lift the front phone mount up and to the left.

    • Remove the front phone mount carefully because there is a wire harness on the left side of the headset.

  5. Remove the four 5mm Phillips #000 screws that secure the plate on the left side of the headset. Pull the plate away from the motherboard gently.
    • Remove the four 5mm Phillips #000 screws that secure the plate on the left side of the headset.

    • Pull the plate away from the motherboard gently.

  6. Use the iFixit opening tool to remove the pop connector holding the wire harness to the motherboard. You can now completely remove the front phone mount from the headset.
    • Use the iFixit opening tool to remove the pop connector holding the wire harness to the motherboard.

    • You can now completely remove the front phone mount from the headset.

  7. Remove the rest of the pop connectors on the motherboard using the iFixit opening tool. Pry at the top of the motherboard with the iFixit opening tool to remove the motherboard. The largest pop connector may require more effort to remove.
    • Remove the rest of the pop connectors on the motherboard using the iFixit opening tool.

    • Pry at the top of the motherboard with the iFixit opening tool to remove the motherboard.

    • The largest pop connector may require more effort to remove.

    • Make sure that nothing is connected to the motherboard before you pull it out.

  8. Remove the eight 5mm Phillips #000 screws on the inner mask. Gently separate the inner mask from the headset by pulling the mask from the inner sides of the lens sockets. Gently separate the inner mask from the headset by pulling the mask from the inner sides of the lens sockets.
    • Remove the eight 5mm Phillips #000 screws on the inner mask.

    • Gently separate the inner mask from the headset by pulling the mask from the inner sides of the lens sockets.

  9. Remove the one 5mm Phillips #000 screw to detach the trackpad from the headset. Pry the trackpad loose from the headset using the spudger. Pry the trackpad loose from the headset using the spudger.
    • Remove the one 5mm Phillips #000 screw to detach the trackpad from the headset.

    • Pry the trackpad loose from the headset using the spudger.

Conclusion

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

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