How to Open an Oculus Controller to Change the Batteries

Has your Oculus controller recently stopped working, and you suspect the batteries might be dead? Don’t worry if you’re not sure how to open the Oculus controller to change them! I’m going to guide you through a simple way for effortlessly open the Meta Quest controller and replacing old batteries with fresh ones. 

Changing your controller’s batteries is a straightforward task. All you have to do is follow the methods listed in this post.

What You’ll Need Before Opening Your Meta Controller

Let’s start with what you’ll need to get the job done.

All you need is a fresh AA battery. There are many different AA batteries available in the market that promise long-lasting performance – ensure to choose the right one.

Also, make sure that the battery you have is an AA battery, as shown in this image.

aa batteries

Opening Your Oculus Controller

Here is how to locate it and safely open the compartment to access those batteries:

  1. Locate the Battery Compartment: Examine the underside or back of your controller to find the battery compartment.
  2. Identify the Release Mechanism: You have to look for tiny arrow on the top edge or the controller’s battery cover.
  3. Gently Open the Compartment: Once you identify the arrow pull it downward toward the direction of the arrow. Excessive force isn’t necessary – a gentle touch will do the job. You can place your thumb to easily slide it down.

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If the compartment is resistant, try a little wiggling or, if necessary, a thin flat tool (like a credit card edge) for gentle leverage.

Replacing the Battery

How to Open Oculus Controller to Change the Batteries

Now its Time to swap out that old battery! We’ll go over how to correctly position the new battery and ensure it’s properly connected for optimal controller performance:

  1. Observe Battery Orientation: Note the position of the old battery, including the positive (+) and negative (-) ends. Your new battery must be aligned in the same way.
  2. Remove the Old Battery: Carefully take out the old battery, avoiding damage to the contacts.
  3. Insert the New Battery: Slide the new battery into the compartment, ensuring it’s correctly aligned and seated securely.
  4. Close the Compartment Firmly: Press the compartment closed until you hear or feel a click to ensure a proper connection.

Troubleshooting: Still Not Working?

f your controller still isn’t working after replacing the battery, there might be a few other things to check. Here are a few common troubleshooting you can perform:

  • Check for Corrosion: Examine the battery contacts for any buildup. Clean them gently with a cotton swab slightly dampened with rubbing alcohol.
  • Test with Another Battery: Occasionally, new batteries may be faulty. Try a different pair of batteries.
  • Seek Expert Help: If the problem persists, consult the Oculus support website for additional troubleshooting guidance. If the fault is related to hardware, you might need to replace your controller with a new one.

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And that is all you have to do! Opening your Meta Quest controller is simple enough to replace the batteries in one minute or less. 

All you need is a new pair of batteries to put in each controller.

If only one controller requires battery replacement, you will need only one battery.

Follow the steps to open, insert AA batteries from a reputable brand, and close the Oculus controller again. You’ll be able to start playing your favorite game right away!

I hope this helps! If you are having trouble reading the text in this article, you can watch the YouTube video, which is linked in the article.

I'm Rahul Bodana, Writer by day, YouTuber by night, coder when the coffee kicks in, and trader when I want to test the limits of my stress tolerance.

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