iFixit tears apart the HTC Vive, and it's easier than you'd think

When I get a new gadget, there's a little part of me that wants to tear it apart, just to see what's inside. Of course, I know that at least half of them would never be quite perfect again, once I reassembled them. Thankfully, the guys over at iFixit are always one step ahead of me, and their latest gadget breakdown is the HTC Vive.

If you've ever wondered what's inside of a Vive, or were curious how hard it would be to fix the headset yourself, should something break, this is the guide for you. You'll be happy to hear that iFixit gave the Vive a Repairability Score of 8, on a scale of 10. That's a pretty great score, especially when you compare it to their recent breakdown of the new MacBook.

According to iFixit, the whole thing breaks down pretty easily. There are only a couple of caveats that they mention. First, there are a surprising number of parts, many of them are rather delicate, which means that you need to proceed with caution.

The other thing that you'll want to be careful of (should you actually attempt to take yours apart) is that they do use adhesive in some areas. Removing adhesive can make things a bit harder to get back together perfectly. Aside from that, the HTC Vive appears to be rather user-serviceable.

Source: iFixit