EDIT: So the fix was ordering a displayport to hdmi adapter. The rift now works flawlessly. I cant seem to find the one i bought but it should be 4k 60hz but if youre unsure you can check the reviews to see if anyone mentions it working on the rift. Its still kind of a mystery as to why the dvi cable stopped the rift from even being recognized, though.
Anyway, heres the original post.
Long story short, about two months ago I got my Oculus sent away because the HDMI just stopped working while i was in echo arena, and there has been an orange light the whole time i was trying to fix it. so I got a new Oculus back, and it still didn't work. so the only problem could have been the graphics card. so I got that sent away and it came back working on EVERYTHING but the rift. and this is where it gets confusing. I was at my local computer store with my computer and my rift. since they only had an HDMI cable plugged in to the monitor, and I only have one HDMI on my graphics card, I booted up my computer with that plugged in, signed in, opened the Oculus software, then unplugged the HDMI to the monitor, and plugged in the rift. the light was white so I expected It to work. I brought it home and set it up, (the only difference from that was that I was using DVI Instead of HDMI) and it STILL didn't work. so I tried unplugging the DVI cable before plugging in the rift, nothing. so then I replicated exactly what I did at the computer store with HDMI and it was white again. so without turning the PC off, while the rift was plugged in I plugged in DVI so I could see both screens and finish setup. but the program said no HDMI and the white light was still on. there's also been a black screen throughout all of this.
I've talked to support with no answers yet but at this point i'm close to just selling my computer on eBay and buying a new one
I've been without my rift for just over 3 months now and I am really missing using it, so any help would be very appreciated
EDIT: pc specs:
Gigabyte Gtx 1060 6gb
Intel core i7 4770
256gb ssd and 1tb hard drive.