If your Oculus Rift remote isn’t connecting or you’re having trouble pulling out the plastic tab, you may need to remove the battery to make sure the tab’s not stuck.

To check if the plastic tab is stuck in your remote:

  1. Hold the remote so the strap is pointing away from you.
  2. Push your thumbs up to slide the battery cover off.
  3. Hold the battery tab down, turn the remote over and lightly tap it against a hard surface (example: table) until the battery comes out.

Once the battery is removed, check to make sure there’s no plastic pieces in the battery compartment. If everything looks good, put the battery back in and then slide the battery cover back on to turn on the remote.