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Replacement Lenses?

LuridFTWLuridFTW Posts: 3
NerveGear
So I have a scuff Mark that’s on my right eye lens, it’s not really that big of an issue at the moment but I’m wondering if you’re able to replace the lenses. I cannot find any lens protectors and if you can’t change the lense or have them replace for a fair price that is pretty outrageous. I hope you’re not telling me if I scratch up some $30 Lenses that I need a new $400 oculus rift.

Does anyone know if they can be replaced for a fair price or a website that makes good lense protectors, because amazon sells nothing good for this.

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  • falken76falken76 Posts: 2,747 Valuable Player
    You can't buy those parts, you'd have to find an engineer friend with free time and a rift on ebay or something that they could harvest parts from and just hope they have the skill to repair it.  3D Printer forums are full of engineers that might be able to do this type of work, weather they'd want to do it or not.... I don't know.

    You could always try opening a support ticket to see what they say.
  • LuridFTWLuridFTW Posts: 3
    NerveGear
    edited January 2018
    falken76 said:
    You can't buy those parts, you'd have to find an engineer friend with free time and a rift on ebay or something that they could harvest parts from and just hope they have the skill to repair it.  3D Printer forums are full of engineers that might be able to do this type of work, weather they'd want to do it or not.... I don't know.

    You could always try opening a support ticket to see what they say.
    Yeah I figured I wouldn’t be able to replace them myself. I’m going to see what the community has to say about this before taking time from support.

    If anyone has had their lenses replaced by oculus how long did it take and how much did it cost?

    If someone knows where to buy protective lens covers please let me know.


  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,721 Volunteer Moderator
    You can get protective lenses here (just select the NON prescription option) http://vr-lens-lab.com/lens-adapters/

    As for replacement of lenses, here is a complete teardown by iFix it https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Oculus+Rift+CV1+Teardown/60612

    As you can see not an easy feat. Looks like the Fresnel lenses are glued to the black frame.

    Can I ask how did you manage to damage the lens? With proper use, I don't see how they can get scratched. Had mine since pre-orders and not a single mark.
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  • AerotuneAerotune Posts: 4
    NerveGear
    I had one smear of grease from my hair on my right lens that looked like a scratch even through a magnifying glass. It was really difficult to get rid of. I gently rubbed in circles with a microfiber cloth for 15 minutes. I couldn't clean it perfectly but it went from being a small blurry blob in my vision to me not noticing it.
  • KnightTraneKnightTrane Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    I got scratches on my right lens from wearing eyeglasses while wearing the rift.  Even though they say it's doable, they never tell you you can't replace the lenses at all.  Support told me I had to buy a refurbished HMD.  Thery offered me a one time discount, but I had to make the purchase within 10 days of issuance.  The Refub was still going to cost $350 us.  I don't have that kind of money sitting around the house.  Their out of their minds.
  • Robot_Rebellion7Robot_Rebellion7 Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    You can get protective lenses here (just select the NON prescription option) http://vr-lens-lab.com/lens-adapters/

    As for replacement of lenses, here is a complete teardown by iFix it https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Oculus+Rift+CV1+Teardown/60612

    As you can see not an easy feat. Looks like the Fresnel lenses are glued to the black frame.

    Can I ask how did you manage to damage the lens? With proper use, I don't see how they can get scratched. Had mine since pre-orders and not a single mark.
    Please do not insinuate that this person was reckless in causing his lenses to be scratched. Acrylic is a material that picks-up scratches very easily! Which makes me wonder why they did not put a scratch resistant coating on them like with glasses. I have fine scratches on my lenses simply from using the Oculus provided cloth (plus microscopic debris that inevitably builds-up) to wipe oil and sweat from the lenses. To avoid scratching these lenses you need the meticulous attention of a clean room technician working at a chip manufacture! A level of patience most people do not possess! Even if you clean the cloth everyday, all it takes is some silica dust or some other mineral dust landing on the cloth (dusty basement) and you have those fine scratches that produce blurry halos! Bare acrylic was not a smart chose for a lens material especially considering they can't be replaced! Now I have to shell-out $20 for a scratch removal kit and there's no guarantee the results will be worth the time and investment! Obviously, if they admit that the lenses scratch easily they'd have a PR nightmare on their hands. When money's involved (investors), It's always better to deny, deny, deny...
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