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Quest 3 stuck on spinning meta symbol


I also emailed support but thought I would try this as well. I have a meta quest 3 (7ish weeks old).

I worked out yesterday morning with Supernatural and it was fine. Plugged it in after I was done. A couple hours later, went to put it back on and had a few things happen. I got the SIM card symbol with the arrow and the green loading bar. Then I got the spinning meta sign just constantly spinning. Then the spinning meta going to black then coming back on and spinning (repeating). I have also gotten the image of a little robot lying on his back looking dead.

We have tried a few things:
1. Hold power down for 30 seconds to restart - doesn’t work
2. Power and volume down, did a hard reboot - doesn’t work
3. Did everything on that menu including a factory reset - doesn’t work

What next? Please help!


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I want to add one comment as to my original support and support which I am about to start for my issue.  There is no reasonably close issue type to select when seeking support from the main meta site when clicking on my unit for support.  The boot loop or stuck in booting is neither a battery, display, fan, pairing, Mic, camera, display wheel, front cover window, LED, speaker/audio issue.  This leads to much wasted time with support getting off on the wrong issue unnecessarily creating confusion and frustration from both parties.  There needs to be an option for headset will not boot or load properly.


Sounds the same as me... I have 2 accounts and I use only for Supernatural, although the kids use it for games. Have you held the power and volume button down and worked through those options, factory reset being the last option? Do those steps first. 

Thanks for the suggestion,  Unfortunately I performed every step possible from my standpoint, but I did get the RMA going and it went out today(the return).  It's great that they handled it for me without as much runaround this time, but for what it's worth I just wish It would work without interruption.  I'm not quite sure what might be going on as I did not get any feedback, I have no idea what actually failed.  Time will tell.  


Unfortunately, my refurbished headset has also now bricked... ugh

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All done and went through the same process as last time. Again, excellent customer service and I will be shipping the refurbished headset back this evening. I would like some advice though... why has this happened again? Are we doing something wrong? I typically work out for 30min on Supernatural, then go to "home" then shut it down and plug it in. If it has a more full battery still, I will just shut down. I sweat but it can't be enough to do damage in any way. My kids play some games but nothing is side loaded or anything. Why me? LOL

Definitely know this is not what should be happening with your headset. We would love to provide you with an answer; however, there is no clear reason that we know of. When we get into these kinds of situations, it's easy to think, "Why me?" Everything you mentioned is completely fine! We would just recommend for the headset to be cleaned and wiped off before putting it to charge. Thanks again for letting us know you have already started the process. Our team will know more about this experience you're having once they get the device! We're here for any questions or concerns you may have during this process. You and your family stay safe!

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I’ve had two Quest 3’s die by this too… it’s a garbage product and they know it but instead of fixing the problem continue to send out more garbage 


I have this exact issue! My Meta Quest 3 headset lost tracking near the end of a 30-minute Supernatural workout. I thought this was a temporary issue, but the headset didn't automatically sleep when I took it off. Upon realizing this, I forced the headset to shut down, but when I tried powering it on, it became stuck at the logo screen.

I've contacted Meta support about this. They suggested to both hard reset and factory reset the headset... which didn't fix the issue at all. As of writing this, my headset is still stuck on the logo screen with the Meta logo fading in and out.

Does Supernatural somehow render Meta Quest 3 headsets in a vegetative state when the app is used too much? I wouldn't know, and I'm thinking this might have more to do with hardware than a specific app, however coincidental things may seem.

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