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why cant i see anything??

got given a rift for Christmas so treated myself to a vsus FX504GM-EN150T gaming laptop (GTX 1060/ i7-8750H processor/ 6bg ram), everything over the recommened specs. 
I have sound in the headset but just black screen, also an amber light that sometimes goes white but not for long.
any help would be lovely 
cheers
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  • DanijasDanijas Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    Are you working off and HDMI cable? Seems to be nothing but problems with the HDMI hook up from the headset to the computer. 
  • Techy111Techy111 Posts: 5,229 Volunteer Moderator
    Does it have a proper direct to graphics card hdmi or dvi port ?
    A PC with lots of gadgets inside and a thing to see in 3D that you put on your head.
    And FlyInside Forum Admin.
    Flyinside Flight Simulator RELEASED.
  • ThmoasThmoas Posts: 302
    Trinity
    Why do people keep buying these crap gaming laptops? It's probably related to the HDMI not connected straight to the nVidia card. Apart from that, 6GB is not enough, the minimum is 8GB.
  • ChefkochXLChefkochXL Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    I have same problem on HP OMEN Laptop, no picture in Headset, Oculus setup does not work
  • mattmattybruhmattmattybruh Posts: 4
    NerveGear
    Thmoas said:
    Why do people keep buying these crap gaming laptops? It's probably related to the HDMI not connected straight to the nVidia card. Apart from that, 6GB is not enough, the minimum is 8GB.

    because I don't have the room for a full set up? and this is ment to be designed for the job?
  • mattmattybruhmattmattybruh Posts: 4
    NerveGear
    Techy111 said:
    Does it have a proper direct to graphics card hdmi or dvi port ?
    not sure mate, im new to all the computer stuff so just went for a laptop that was 'designed for vr'
  • LuluViBritanniaLuluViBritannia Posts: 434
    Trinity
    Hey there,

    First, you have to check that the HDMI port is indeed connected to the NVidia GPU. Apparently this is not always the case. If the HDMI port is not connected to the Nvidia GPU, there is no way it can work with VR. So you have to check that.
    Then, go in the NVidia Control Panel and check that the preferred graphics card is the Nvidia one (instead of the integrated GPU). Somehow, the laptop often doesn't know it has to use the GTX with VR, that's why we have to make sure it does.
    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."
  • ethanashulmanethanashulman Posts: 12
    NerveGear

    If the HDMI port is not connected to the Nvidia GPU, there is no way it can work with VR.
    Windows MR headsets can run on laptops with hybrid GPU's, source

  • LuluViBritanniaLuluViBritannia Posts: 434
    Trinity
    Wrong. It is possible only if the HDMI port is wired to the discrete GPU, and it is said on the very page you quoted, read it again ^^'.

    That said, their presentation is indeed confusing. It's normal: it's Microsoft. Obviously they wouldn't just say their own hardware can't run on their own computers...
    But don't be fooled, there's no magic behind it. If the VR headset can't be plugged directly in the GTX, it can't be used (or will work very poorly).
    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."
  • Techy111Techy111 Posts: 5,229 Volunteer Moderator
    @mattmattybruh hi fella, can you link me direct to the laptop with your specs so I can have a look?
    A PC with lots of gadgets inside and a thing to see in 3D that you put on your head.
    And FlyInside Forum Admin.
    Flyinside Flight Simulator RELEASED.
  • MorgrumMorgrum Posts: 1,404
    Project 2501

    Hey man I had a similar issue when I first started with my laptop.

    It could just be that your hdmi isn't putting out a good enough signal.

    You can try this its just 11$ and it has helped myself and others who have had the same issue.

    You will also need a short male to male hdmi extension to plug this into.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GHL72XS/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1


    WAAAGH!
  • snigasniga Posts: 7
    NerveGear
    I have same problem on HP OMEN Laptop, no picture in Headset, Oculus setup does not work
    I've got HP Omen as well, and most of the time everything seems to work. I also had few times when I had black screen but could hear the music playing - turned out the screen was behind my head so I had to turn around 180 degrees to actually see the game (that was Creed Rise to Glory, and couple other things).
  • ethanashulmanethanashulman Posts: 12
    NerveGear

    If the HDMI port is not connected to the Nvidia GPU, there is no way it can work with VR.
    Windows MR headsets can run on laptops with hybrid GPU's, source.
  • mattmattybruhmattmattybruh Posts: 4
    NerveGear
    after trying everything I could it turned out to be the headset itself!! thanks anyway guys!
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