Let’s get to work!
I started by tearing out the display system in the headsets – this was made easier by the tear down video which Tone made. There are one or two extremely well hidden screws!
First thing is to pull off the visor:
Then loosen the control / driver boards for the LCD’s
Undoing three screws allows the optical enclosure to come off as a neat little unit. This small black box is what I’ll have to attach the new display system to, as one of the great features of the VR4 is adjustable interpupillary distance, therefore I can’t have the display fixed directly to the headband, for example. At least not without some engineering skill!
Here is the optical enclosure, the control board is on the left, the inverter for the back light is the black-taped thingy. The LCD is still within the enclosure here – those two black wires go to the backlight.
And here we are with the LCD removed, it is housed within a very useful metal bracket, which I’m sure will come in handy later on 😉
OK. Now I know what’s in that one, I’m going to demolish those projectors and harvest the bits!