So today I got my rift, and was really excited, despite the odd problem report, which I just assumed was rare cases of bad luck, I was even more concerned when my friend couldn't get his to work, he also got his today and we live nearby so it's probably from the same batch.
Regardless I was excited to try it it so I went through the setup and plugged everything in and it was all detected... except for the HDMI connection. At first I assumed it was just bad luck so pulled it out and out it back in, still nothing. Then I thought maybe I wasn't pushing it in far enough, I'm usually quite overcautious with PC hardware so thought I probably just needed to push it harder, so I did. I'd like to make it clear that I didn't apply an unreasonable amount of force, as I said I'm quite cautious so started slowy and gradually applied more pressure, but I never felt like I was forcing it.
So then it went further in and I assumed all was well and I really did just need to push it in, as it was quite loose before but was more secure now. But looking back at the setup I could see this wasn't the case, still wasn't detected. At this point I gave up and assumed the cable must be faulty, so plugged my HDMI 2nd monitor back in and... no signal, great.
I tried all manner of troubleshooting, reinstalling drivers, system restore, checking nvidia control panel and window's control panel, but nothing picked up my monitor.
I looked here on the forums and see that mangled HDMI cables seem to be something of an issue, with some others mentioning that it's damaged their HDMI ports. I also saw a lot of posts online about people having issues with the 980 Ti with the Rift too.
So now I really don't know what to do, I'm pretty irritated, but upset more than anything, not only does the £500 rift not work but now my £750 graphics card has been damaged too, not great.
I could get a new HDMI cable from support but what's the point when the port is broke now?
I could get a displayport adapter but the advice is so conflicting about which ones work that I don't know which one to buy.
I don't want to waste time getting a new HDMI cable that won't work, I don't want to waste time and money on an incompatible displayport adapter and I certainly don't want to have to buy a new graphics card.
Any advice? I just want to enjoy the rift.