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Black screen still after 2 days but with white sensor light

mikeyinstantmikeyinstant Posts: 13
NerveGear
Hello. Ive been at it about 2 days tring to get this Rift to work and im about to return it to amazon and turn my back on this VR world until there is a plug and play system. FOr someone who is reasonable with computers it shouldnt take such effort to work it should it?

Or am i missing a big something.

Don fresh installs of windows 7 SP1. ALl latest updates, latest drivers for gtx 970, tried display port to hdmi which does nothing but put the light orange in the HMD and when im in the HDMI port on the 970 the light is white. Never had an image in the rift only audio. Read and read about all these similar problems and nothing helps me. Im totally pissed.

Tried doing it in steam VR and in all registeres well and good and im looking on my monitor the image moving around as i move my head but no image in the rift. Same for iracing, Load it up on the screen in like it all works but dont have image in HMD. Its doing my head in.

System is
i7 3770k
Gigabyte z77-ds3h
16gb ram
gtx 970 g1 gaming
650 psu

Not to mention i can even download anything on the Oculus desktop. it downloads a bit and then fails. Yes dont have anti virus software and tried with and without firewall. Iracing loads up fine and i move the rift and the video moves on my screen but just black inside the HMD.

Its 3am now and ive been at it straight since 9pm. Going to bed now as i have had enough. If i cant do it tmrw ill be returning it and Ill be so pissed off if i dont get a refund. Bought with amazon uk.

Comments

  • Techy111Techy111 Posts: 6,166 Volunteer Moderator
    Don't give up yet mate :( have you thought about upgrading to win 10 ? Is your HDMI plugged directly into the GPU and also your monitor, all on the one card ?

    Tony
    A PC with lots of gadgets inside and a thing to see in 3D that you put on your head.

  • falken76falken76 Posts: 2,788 Valuable Player
    I couldn't even get it to install on my windows 7 OS.  When I put Windows 10 on it worked right away.  I like Windows 7 I didn't want to upgrade because all my software worked and I didn't have any driver issues.  I don't mind windows 10  it's actually pretty good.  I just hate the driver problems when a new OS comes out.  If you don't want to completely abandon Windows 7, just dual boot.

    But if you don't want to mess with that, Amazon is pretty good about returns as long as it hasn't been a long time.
  • mikeyinstantmikeyinstant Posts: 13
    NerveGear
    Thanks. And I really don't want to give up but how much more money I'm i going to throw at it. Windows 10 is another almost £100. What if that doesn't work etc...

    I have tried every alternative to the inputs for HMD and monitor.

    NOTE: I would like to point out here something I didn't mention before but don't think it to be a problem. I can not get a signal out of my motherboard VGA or HDMI to any tv or monitor.

    All monitors and HMD are from my single GPU gtx 970 with all drivers up to date.

    Windows 10 is not something I consider a problem. It's paying for it in the hope that it makes it work and if it doesn't it's something that's not needed. If it works I'll be happy but no if it's the problem.

    NOTE: could it be a bad internet connection ??? I'm Ethernet connected but it's not the fastest.

    I have had orange light, white/blue light, heat from HMD sensor and everything working.

    In the setup I have never been asked to put the rift on. It went from the trying to setup up Xbox controller with wifi adaptor to not being able and so I skipped this setup part and it went straight to Oculus desktop where all the games and content can be bought.
  • assettomioassettomio Posts: 413
    Nexus 6
    Are you saying that you have the rift plugged into the onboard hdmi? Or what do you mean? Because onboard hdmi will not work if you are running from a normal gpu
  • mikeyinstantmikeyinstant Posts: 13
    NerveGear
    null
    I'm using HDMI from gtx 970. hDMI on motherboard doesn't even give me signal to a TV/Monitor.
  • mikeyinstantmikeyinstant Posts: 13
    NerveGear
    What is on board anyway? What do you mean ?
  • mikeyinstantmikeyinstant Posts: 13
    NerveGear
    What's a normal GPU? What's a strange one for that matter?
    I'm confused even more
  • assettomioassettomio Posts: 413
    Nexus 6
    Ahh k, onboard means the motherboard hdmi.. Not getting a signal from that is normal, it's not supposed to, only when you are not using a gpu like you are now..
    Do you have the rift and the sensor both plugged into usb 3.0? Internet connection or ethernet cable shouldn't have anything to do with it, so you can rule that out.
    I did however myself get an update inside the aniversary update of windows 10 that broke many drivers, also my rift driver which left me with a black screen like yours. But this was on windows 10, rolling back to a previous build fixed it, but I don't know if that same or a similar update was ever released to windows 7..
  • assettomioassettomio Posts: 413
    Nexus 6
    Do you happen to know anyone with a pc that is using windows 10 and is still on the 1511 build?
  • mikeyinstantmikeyinstant Posts: 13
    NerveGear
    Ok thanks for clarifying.
    I thought about other PC and I don't know anyone with a PC remotely capable of the rift. I have 2 USB 3.0 in the back of the motherboard and two header ones. Sensor plugged into the header and rift into the back.

    They are communicating because if I'm in iracing and I move the rift the monitor shows what's happening in the rift. Imaging moves as if I would be in the rift. Just no image inside the rift.
  • mikeyinstantmikeyinstant Posts: 13
    NerveGear
    Everything work like it should I guess. Tracking, movement, image on monitor. Etc etc.

    Minus image in the rift.
  • assettomioassettomio Posts: 413
    Nexus 6
    Hm that sounds like the exact symptoms I had..
  • mikeyinstantmikeyinstant Posts: 13
    NerveGear
    null
    So you fixed it ?
    What did you do ? :p
  • assettomioassettomio Posts: 413
    Nexus 6
    Yea, well first I tried to remove all the updates install with the aniversary updates manually, but there was 1 that could not be uninstalled.. Which was probably the culprit, but I dont remember the name unfortunatly, it was a kb....... update though.
    But I just went to settings and rolled everything back to the previous 1511 build, and then disabled the windows update service completely, untill hopefully microsoft fixes their shit
  • OpticKingOpticKing Posts: 1,185
    Wintermute
    edited October 2016
    So far 3 people have fixed their black screens with this adapter, hope it helps. It's cheap and easy to return if it doesn't, may want to try it before upgrading windows. (to be fair you'll likely still need to upgrade in the not so distant future.)

    https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-DisplayPort-Thunderbolt-Compatible/dp/B00K0UDJFI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1474613744&sr=8-1&keywords=Cable+Matters®+Gold+Plated+Mini+DisplayPort+(Thunderbolt%E2%84%A2+Port+Compatible)+to+HDMI+Male+to+Female+Adapter+-+4K+Resolution+Ready

  • mikeyinstantmikeyinstant Posts: 13
    NerveGear
    edited October 2016
    Well I have just bought display port to hdmi as someone said it would work. Doesn't work. So buying another adapter really should not be needed.

    Oculus sells the product without saying adapters are needed and providing a test to see if your computer is ready. And mine is ready apart from a lower cpu but an i7 3770k will run it.

    The simple fact that I have spent already hours on trying to get it to work and spending extra already for then to be told upgrade to windows 10 when Oculus says it's not needed (extra £100) after the £560 rift. Next someone will say upgrade to a 1080 or something. It's really very bad and to have so many people having soany problems this cv1 really is not ready to be a consumer version because consumers want to buy a package without having to pay for extra to make it all work. Especially when the company does not mention extra stuff to be bought.

    So I sent mine back after not getting it working once. That really is not consumer grade in my opinion.
    No one buys a new car and has to pay extra for parts or pop the bonnet and fiddle around to get it working do they?
    And yes I know it's new technology but it is not ready to be sold as consumer grade.

    That's my take on it. And happy are the people who have gotten it working. Good for them. But it's not ready and I'm not ready to buy an unfinished product at such a high price.
  • mikeyinstantmikeyinstant Posts: 13
    NerveGear
    Not to mention the Xbox controller did not work wired or wireless. Neither did the adapter for it. And this is after every update available to me for win7 SP1.
    Not to mention I could not even download a single game from the store.

    If anyone is reading this thinking about the cv1. We'll be prepared to spend more money than what it costs you to buy the cv1. And be prepared for loss of your own hair.
  • mikeyinstantmikeyinstant Posts: 13
    NerveGear
    However you might just be lucky and plug it in and be able to Rift it up easy. I don't know. Maybe VR just is not for me and The Lord Jesus Christ sent his messanget to protect me.

    :#
  • JUANSE_099JUANSE_099 Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    I think im a couple years late, but just got to test my cousin´s Rift, and I have the same problem, everything goes well in the configuration app until you have to "contiunue in the headset" which just turns on showing a black screen a couple seconds and then goes off again, it just doesnt work at all, have to mention I also have a gigabyte GTX 970, which is recomended by oculus to run VR (but maybe not gigabyte´s? bc my cousin uses a founders edition 970 no problem), however when i go and try my laptop which has a 1060 works without any issue, dont know how on earth is a desktop 970 not capable of running it but a laptop can, i think it has something to do with it being a gigabyte card or something.
    Have you fixed your issue or just sent back the VR?
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