We've just started rolling out a possible fix for the repeated sensor disconnection issue. This is a problem that could cause the sensor to disconnect while idle on certain hardware configurations. Although we had some trouble reproducing the exact problem in our lab, we have a good idea of what the core issue was and believe it may be resolved.
Some customers have already received the update, and everyone else should have it within a few hours. The update should happen automatically, but you'll have to just unplug and replug the sensor to reset its state.
I'd recommend people wait until later this evening to test and see if the fix actually resolves their issue. Either way, please report back so we can understand if the fix was a success. Thanks.
Still having CONSTANT disconnections. The rift pretty much is useless now. Running app version 184.108.40.2063882( 220.127.116.110909). I am windows 7 64 bit. I have tried every usb port, usb 2 usb 3, no hubs, no other junk connected. NOTHING works. Everything was great before, now its not. Now its worthless until a real fix comes out.
Tried 2 different Intateck USB 3.0 cards...both have consistent disconnect issues. Ordered 3 new USB cards with different controllers...going to try those tomorrow and i'll report back. If none of those work then i'm confident this is purely a software issue.
Ok guys...I have 5 different USB 3.0 cards (one is actually a USB 3.1 card), I have tried ALL of them and they all either have disconnect issues or do not work at all. These are with Fresco, Renases, VIA, ASMedisa controllers. The VIA and Renases did not work with the sensor at all but did with the head unit. The ASMedia and Fresco both work with the sensor and Head Unit but both have the same disconnect problems. The Asmedia i'm using is actually a USB 3.1 card that delivers even more power to the sensor than the Inateck USB 3.0 card does. So it can't be a hardware issue as none of the USB 3.0/3.1 cards work. And they work just fine with my other devices like mouse,keyboard, etc. This IS a software/firmware conflict either with Oculus or Windows and i'm leaning towards the Oculus software. We need a fix for this as it's exhausting constantly getting disconnect issues...BTW as noted before some apps cause disconnects more frequently than others. Currently I use the Oculus Video app to test as it provides the most disconnect problems that I have seen.
I received my Rift on May 10th and have been using it regularly since then. I participate in iRacing sessions that last from half an hour to a little over an hour several times a week.
Before last Thursday I had never experienced this fade to black phenomenon. Now it is happening regularly, usually within the first ten minutes of a session. Running other games like ESPER it also blacks out periodically.
No hardware changes were made before it started. I thought there had been no software updates, but looking back at my system history it does show there was a Windows Cumulative Update version 1607 installed on August 31. That does coincide with the start of my issues, but I don't know if that is just coincidence.
Like others here I have experimented with moving the sensor and headset USB connections around, but nothing has resolved the issue. My motherboard is an MSI Z97S and the onboard USB 3.0 passes the Compatibility Test. I had been using its USB ports without issue, but yesterday I went and purchased the "recommended" Inateck Fresco Logic FL1100EX chipset PCI card. Trying various combinations of that cards USB ports and the Windows vs Fresco drivers also did not resolve the issue.