04-14-2018 10:48 AM - edited 04-14-2018 11:43 AM
For the past few months ive had no issues with my Vive. Only this week has it started dying a few minutes after booting up. I start up a game, everything works fine and randomly the screen will go grey. Ill take off the headset to see that the headset is on and being detected, but the lighthouses are no longer detected (both are greyed out). Meanwhile the lighthouses are both plugged in, on and light up properly. SteamVR and Steam both stop responding and need have their tasks ended, and rebooting them is slow and sometimes outright fails.
Thus far I have:
Switched between USB 3 and USB 2
Switched which lighouse is B and which is C
Checked for any relflective surfaces
Verified SteamVRs file integrity
Switched the lighthouses to different, individual outlets
Tried multiple games
Tried no games (just SteamVR home)
Updated windows, graphics drives and USB drivers
Tried a different HDMI port
Move the lighthouses to different locations in the room
Changed USB power management
Connected the two lighthouses by cable AND by wireless (A b vs b c)
Prayed to the old gods
Nothing is working. It feels like an update dropped and everything broke. Any help would be appreciated.
04-14-2018 02:37 PM
UPDATE: After about half a day of troubleshooting, I tried rolling back my NVIDIA display drivers. WAY back, 4 or 5 itterations ago, and I haven't seen an error since. Played 90 minutes of VR with no problem. Hoping this is the solution.
04-16-2018 05:43 PM - edited 04-16-2018 05:43 PM
04-16-2018 05:48 PM
@VibrantNebulaSo far so good! I played 2 different games for about 3 hours with no issues. Rolling back 1 update didn't work oddly enough (was something I tried early on). Going back multiple weeks worth of updates did the trick.
04-17-2018 12:49 PM
@ChilliWillies, if your issue is also driver based, it can be pretty hyperspecific to your software/hardware so what driver version may work on one system may not work on another. You can try a few of the most recent ones to see if they all have the same issue - older drivers may have security vulnerabilities you may not wish to expose yourself to. These issues can also sometimes be related to the USB header so you should try different ports to see if that affects the behavior as well.