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Quest Right Controller not working

firefist817firefist817 Posts: 8
Basically I just got my quest today and I love it to death but randomly the right controller stopped working. It tracks fine but both triggers dont work, the regular a and b buttons work. I tried changing the batteries which done nothing, restarting the vr, and doing tutorial like 3 times. Something I noticed is when doing the tutorial the animations dont work for you hand on the right at all. Also I realized that the right trigger is constantly down (not physically but in game its always as if its constanyly being pressed down. PLEASE can someone help Im desperate and really want to use this vr.

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  • OculusSupportOculusSupport Posts: 566 Oculus Staff
    Hey firefist817, try removing the batteries for both controllers and inserting new or known good ones. If it persists, sometimes restarting the headset helps. Feel free to create a ticket here if you need further assistance. - Principe
  • firefist817firefist817 Posts: 8
    Thanks but I've been trying for hours, I have concluded that I just got a faulty controller

  • firefist817firefist817 Posts: 8
    @nerveGear that's exactly what happened to me I also bought a new controller

  • StoneyBeatZStoneyBeatZ Posts: 67
    Hiro Protagonist
    Yup, me too. So now it's pretty much useless until the new controller comes for us, and who knows when that will be. This is an oculus issue, I feel like they should be fixing it for us, not US shelling out 70 more dollars on top of the 500 I just spent just because theres something wrong with oculus right controllers. And they know it too because more than one person is reporting the same thing in the same controller. Yet WE the customer are the ones who are screwed tonight, since we cant play our oculus and we still spent hundreds of dollars. 
  • StoneyBeatZStoneyBeatZ Posts: 67
    Hiro Protagonist
    That's the same trigger problem I'm having too, when the controller DOES decide to come back on, the trigger is acting like its constantly pressed down, so you cant use the trigger button at all, then the controller will stop working again. Then you cant do anything pretty much. 
  • firefist817firefist817 Posts: 8
    Welcome to the RIGHT CONTROLLER STOPPED WORKING club. 1 hour after I opened this thing out of the bix for christmas, the right controller just stopped working. It will eventually come back on, but it will eventually stop again. This is happening to LOTS of people lately. With the right controlle only. The batteries they sent, leaked battery acid inside just 1 hour into playing. We cleaned it out. Still dead. We put NEW batteries in. We left batteries out all night, we put more new ones in again today, still nothing. Then, it came on, then we played for a minute, then it died. This thing is ridiculous. Now I just spent another 70 bucks on a new controller 1 day after opening the box. Now we cant even use this 500 dollar piece of equipment without the right controller. And now were probably screwed for days. Oculus will start by telling you to take out the batteries and stuff like you dont know how to read or something. Then they will tell you to submit a support ticket or whatever, which only sends you an automated email saying they cant get to you for 2 days. So you cant do anything for at least 2 days in the meantime. Such BS. We deserve to know what's going on with these right controllers. Since oculus ruined our Christmas 
    just after reading this I went to go check my left controller that was working but It now broke as well as the right controller because of the battery leaking. I left the orginial battery in the left controller overnight because I didn't yet know that the batteries were the reason the right controller broke. I am now waiting for Oculus to get back to me with replacing the controller but will probely be a month before I get to use my Quest. I am outraged with Oculus because I payed for a high quality vr which broke within the first hour.
  • StoneyBeatZStoneyBeatZ Posts: 67
    Hiro Protagonist
    I feel your pain man, let me know what the tell you. Because I just got pissed and paid for a new controller. I'm not trying to jump thru all the hoops they have for you. This is obviously a huge problem, and they're not even addressing it with us paying customers. To have these things fail in the first hour with more than 1 customer, something should be said. We should be overnighted new controllers for free.
  • firefist817firefist817 Posts: 8
    That's funny because I also bought a new controller so I dint have to go through the long process but my other controller also broke because of the faulty batteries so now I have to refund the right controller because I'm not buying two new controllers that's way to expensive for something I already bought
  • pacificblue72pacificblue72 Posts: 10
    Both my controllers seem to be broke. The tracking beam jumps all
    over the place. I can’t even make it past the intial set up
  • andy_m5andy_m5 Posts: 3
    Omg!!! I’m in the club to🤦🏻‍♂️
    This is what I have so far.on the headset doing a update after a reboot I can see the controllers .once it’s done the update and updates the controllers they disappear!!!
    so then when I push the power button on the headset to power down (just one short press) I have a look around vr I can see them behind me .see if anyone has the same problem ?
    could be a software problem .
    got a ticket No 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🙁
    have got it going a few times it looks so cool I’m gutted to be in this club
    fix it !!
  • OogardOogard Posts: 1
    Wow!  Just pulled it out of the box and my Right controller doesn’t work.  Have tried all the silly troubleshooting tips but nothing works.  What a huge disappointment!!!  Please move over and make room for one more in this prestigious club.  And how many folks are in the same spot but don’t bother to post about it here?  I’m guessing it’s a significant number.  I hope you are monitoring these post Oculus.  This should be addressed ASAP.  If nothing else please acknowledge this issue and give us an update.  Again....huge disappointment.  
  • ForeverwiseForeverwise Posts: 1
    My left controller doesnt work.  Bought two spares.  Haven't even got to play yet.
  • Davidmelbourne1Davidmelbourne1 Posts: 1
    My right controller also stopped working, very unimpressed, good to know it is a battery leaking issue. Luckily removed it from the other controller after reading this forum! Waiting for oculus to get back to me. Anyone have any idea how long the process takes for them to repair/send a replacement? 
  • rqbutler03rqbutler03 Posts: 1
    Hello, my left controller wasn't working. Here is what I did to fix it:
    1. Place both controllers next to each other.
    2. Reboot your Oculus (in my case, Oculus Quest).
    3. When the Oculus reboots, you should see the Left/Right (depending on which one has the issue) controller updating onscreen.
    4. Once the update is complete, the controller should work.

    Hope this helps.

  • ilaina.meislerilaina.meisler Posts: 2
    I am a new member of the club.  

    Has has anyone got a new controller and proved it’s the controller that is broken not the sensors. 

    Want to make sure new controller works before ordering. 

  • Posts: 22
    Brain Burst
    26 days and still waiting on word of a new right controller being shipped.

    Worst warranty customer service in my life,,, and I'm 58 years old
  • InterGraphicsInterGraphics Posts: 1
    edited January 18
    Same problem here, guys!
    The right controller stopped working after less than 1 hour of using after unpacking :'(. That PS Alkaline battery just leaked out. I didn't believe it's an alkali (I thought It was water) and tasted in on my tongue (DON'T DO IT). Unfortunately, I removed the battery not so quickly, so the controller is dead now even after wiping the battery container. I believe the inner part is broken because there was much liquid inside... 

    Take a look at the batteries. They seem to be rumpled.
  • JustLiveALifeJustLiveALife Posts: 1
    My left controller stopped working today it I will remove the battery, put it back in, have it work for about 15 seconds, it disconnects after saying low battery, and then I’m back at square one (and yes I have tried SEVERAL batterys). I’ve tried a hard reset AND reconnecting them I’ve been at this for well over 2 hours trying to find a fix, but NOTHING I really need some help.
  • CageRaidHDCageRaidHD Posts: 1
    So I was unaware of the battery issue and put in the batteries that oculus sent with the headset. I put them in, played for about half an hour, set them down, and when I went to pick them up again, “right controller can’t be found” yup, battery leaked all inside my right controller. I sent a ticket to oculus, God knows how long it will be before I get to play again. Oculus should be better than this.
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