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HELP! Quest 3 refuse to charge on PC with my link cable, even when not playing!!


I use this same kiwi cable i was using with my quest 2 and it works with the quest 3 for link play but no matter what i  try it just won't charge the quest 3, not even a little bit...

i tried using different USB ports on my motherboard (even tho the quest 2 was working with it just the day before) no luck there...

The device is recognized and is reported as USB 3.0 in the oculus app...i need help i don't understand why it's doing that...i can live with it not charging WHILE i game on it, but when im done using it i want the thing to charge up i don't want to have to plug it into the wall every single time... PLZ!!! ANYBODY PLZ!!!!


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Hey there @yansag! We were combing through our posts, and noticed that you were having problems getting your Quest 3 to charge on your PC though it charges your Quest 2 perfectly fine. We know how encompassing the VR experience can be, especially when using PCVR for that even more enveloping world. We do highly encourage for you to use the charging cable in which your headset came with for the best charging experience. We cannot guarantee that third party accessories will work with our product, and would encourage you to look into our Quest 3 charging dock for a all-in-one wireless charging experience. 

If you have any further questions and/or concerns we will be more than happy to address them as soon as possible! We appreciate you being part of our VR community, and look forward to continue seeing you in the Metaverse! 

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Bro...179$CAD?! for a wireless charger?! are you high?! you know you can get a wireless charger for a phone for like 5$ at a dollar store right?! because it's in white plastic and it can hold the contr...arhh forget it, im good...this thing i would consider for 39$CAD...not a penny guys are crazy.

Hey there! Oh, we totally get it! We know this isn't exactly what you were hoping for. But hey, if you've got any burning questions about what lies ahead, don't be shy to give us a shout! We're here to lend a hand and put a smile on your face. Wishing you an absolutely fantastic day ahead!

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quest 3 requires more power.

your mobo is not deliverying

get a pcie usb c card with power delivery, a usb c cable, a new mobo or an injecting link cable. google all of that.


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