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HP Omen 15-ce008nw and Oculus

MachuMachu Posts: 1
edited September 2018 in Support
Product Name: HP Omen 15-ce008nw
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I have a laptop HP Omen 15-ce008nw (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050, 8GB RAM).

 When I try to setup Oculus Rift, everything goes well until I need to use goggles to proceed.

 Goggles display black screen, but they are connected and detected.

 If I connect goggles using HDMI port, there is no image and no sound. When I use mini displayport, there is no image but sound is OK.

 I updated laptop's bios, Windows and nVidia drivers.

HP support suggest me to connect with Oculus support.


  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,774 Volunteer Moderator
    edited September 2018
    It's possible that your USB ports are not delivering enough power to the rift for the displays to turn on.
    Laptops are notoriously incompatible with the rift and only a few a certified.

    There are possible ways around it, have a read through this guide, towards the bottom:

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  • LuluViBritanniaLuluViBritannia Posts: 511
    edited September 2018
    Hey there,
    It's in the link LZ gave you, but I'll say it anyway: go into Nvidia Control Panel, and change "preferred graphics card" to the NVidia card.
    Optimus (a software tech to switch from the integrated GPU to the discreet NVidia GPU) is known for being shit. It should switch to the NVidia GPU when needed, but it often doesn't...
    Hopefully it helped. I also have an HP Omen 15 laptop and VR works like a charm (though it's not the same model, so we can't say that for sure, but it should work with yours).
    Current VR results imo:
    - Great small apps. Great ports of bigger games.
    - Great VR-specific features. Not enough showcased!!!
    - Too many actors in the industry, the market is totally broken.

    My hopes for VR next gen:

    - Better ratio between visual quality and power needs. No more godrays and less SDE.
    - Full Body Tracking.

    "If you don't mind, do you want me to take you there? Where dreams come true."
  • francescmasfrancescmas Posts: 4

    Dear all:

    I wish this can help you ! This is a possible solution.


    The Oculus Rift goes black after some time (from 1 to 15 minutes working perfectly) while RIFT audio keeps working. NO ERROR MESSAGE, and Oculus application keeps thinking everything Is all right…

    • It’s not a matter of low power on USB 3.0
    • It’s not a matter of bad drivers for NVIDIA
    • It’s not a matter of bad Oculus Rift software installation
    • It’s not a matter of bad Windows setup (sleeping USB ports, neither controlling USB power).


    Some laptops have a problem with their integrated HDMI output, due to “I DON’T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT” related with direct connection to NVIDIA… and bla bla bla…



    BUY an adaptor from Mini displayport to HDMI (always supposing the laptop has a mini displayport), BUT it’s not valid any adaptor. I had 2 adaptors… both could output 4K, but couldn’t output 4K at 60fps !!!


    The one that worked for me is the ICZI Adaptor Mini Displayport to HDMI (Thunderbolt 2) which is an HDMI 2.0 output and offers 3840x2160 60fps output.

    (Spanish direct Amazon link: )

    I’ve been testing for hours this morning and works perfectly!!! So happy to solve this problem that annoyed me for several days. And happy to help others !!

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