How To Resolve A HDMI Connection Error Message On Your Oculus Rift


When using Oculus Rift on daily basis, you may encounter some issues with the HDMI Connection.
However many people are struggling with the same issue, and this guide will provide many solutions for the problem. You have to try some of the solutions and see what works for you.

List of possible solutions follows:

Solution 1. Thoroughly check if every HDMI cable is connected properly

  • ■ Check if all of the cables are properly connected in your PC
    ■ Also you have to check if the cables are properly connected on the headset itself. Not many people know that the cables on the headset are also detachable
Solution 2. Rebooting

  • ■ First Try to reboot the Oculus software, in many cases this will work
    ■ If that doesn’t work try rebooting your PC
Solution 3. Kill process OVRServer_x64.exe, this will automatically restart all the Oculus related processes and may solve the issue

  • ■ Start Task Manager
    ■ Find OVRServer_x64.exe in the running processes
    ■ Select it and choose End Task
Solution 4. Faulty HDMI cables

  • ■ You have to check if you have faulty HDMI cables. If all the cables are connected properly, but still no HDMI connection this may be the cause.
    ■ Get a new set of HDMI cables from a friend that are working for sure, and replace your current ones with the new set of cables. If the problem goes away, this means your HDMI cables are faulty
Solution 5. Update / roll-back your graphics card drivers

  • ■ If your graphics card drivers are out of date, this may be the cause for your problem. Old graphics card drivers may not support your VR Headset and by updating the drivers you will get support for your headset.
    ■ If you have the latest graphics card driver and having the issue, maybe the latest driver update has some faulty features in it that causes it. To fix this, try to roll-back to older drivers (basically the previous version or one before that) that were working well with your headset.
If none of this solutions work for you, maybe it is time for you to contact Oculus Support.
 
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