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Oculus Rift S Controllers and Headset Stop Tracking and Freeze After a Few Minutes of Play

AltairibnlaahadAltairibnlaahad Posts: 3
After about 5 - 30 minutes of play, my Oculus Rift S headset and controllers stop tracking and freezing in place in-game. I've tried everything including reseating the headset cable, reinstalling Windows, repairing the software, banging my head against a wall, completely uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers, etc. I read another post about this same problem about buying a PCIe USB 3 hub, but I'm hesitant about buying something that may or may not work. Is this my only option left or has anyone else experienced this issue before? Thanks in advance!


  • Andrewe1Andrewe1 Posts: 20
    Brain Burst
    some users report that using an external powered usb 3.0 helps, pcie card at this point is definitely hit or miss, see here for more info.

    Other than that, a lot of us are in the same position without any help from Oculus
  • Badstar25Badstar25 Posts: 18
    Brain Burst
    I had tracking problems because of the lack of light in my room at night! I also had this type of problem with too much sun through the window. So I play with the light on and I close the shutter when there is too much sun.
  • FaCarsFaCars Posts: 3
    my spec

    CPU : AMD Ryzen 1600x
    RAM : 16 GB
    Graphic Card : GTX 970
    Motherboard : Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4 
    ( it have USB 3.1 Gen2 Type A and C , 5*USB 3.1 Gen1 , 1 Fatal1ty Mouse Port )

    (im not good at eng so my grammar surely not correct)
    I had this problem before ,im bought it 1 month after it came out so i play about 10-20 min and my controller stuck in the air as everyone ,until yesterday i tried usb port that design for mouse its for gaming mouse and it work perfectly i can play for about 3-4 hr without problem.
    in that case i think its possible that my 3.1 Gen2 type A port and other usb are broken or not enough for minimum requirement like power or data transfer rate.

  • kojackkojack Posts: 6,421 Volunteer Moderator
    USB3.1 Gen 2 have been known to be problematic. On my Asrock Taichi motherboard the single USB 3.1 Gen 2 port results in broken force feedback on the Rift (it happens delayed or turning on or off at the wrong time), but the USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports are fine.
    I also run through a powered USB hub, which helps.

  • AltairibnlaahadAltairibnlaahad Posts: 3
    I was able to (hopefully) fix it! I found a usb 3.0 hub and plugged the Rift S into that and so far so good! I only had enough time to play for about 20 minutes but that's still longer than it's worked in the past. I'll post an update about extended play time later today
  • AltairibnlaahadAltairibnlaahad Posts: 3
    HAHA I was wrong, it didn't fix it lol
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