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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!


Update on my issue--I'm sending my headset back for a replacement.

I can only guess that the Meta Quest 3 isn't sweatproof...

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I am now having the same issue as stated above.

The issue occurred while I was playing Beat Saber at around the one hour mark.

I have tried the following steps in order to fix the issue, none of which have worked:

  1.  I held down the power button to reset the device, but it simply returned to the spinning meta logo after showing the loading chip icon.
  2. I held down the power and volume down buttons together at the same time until the USB update menu showed up and selected the power down option. When powering back on I was once again met with the endless spinning meta icon after the loading chip icon.
  3. I held down the power and volume down buttons until the display went black and then was once again met with the same issue as before.
  4. I held down the power and volume buttons until the USB update menu appeared and the select factory reset. After loading through the factory reset I was once again met with the same issue as before.
    1. I ensured the device was properly powered off and fully charged prior to attempting the factory reset.

I have now powered down the device and have it sitting idle to see if letting it cool off would help in case it overheated.

I still have the original box the Quest 3 came in but I do not have the sleeve.

What further steps can I take to attempt to resolve this issue?

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A quick update on my situation.
I spoke with Customer Support after trying all the troubleshooting methods I mentioned earlier, and we got a return process started.

HOWEVER, I had something come up and wasn't able to get it shipped for a day or two and on a whim decided to try turning it on. Upon doing so it guided me through the normal setup process as I had factory reset it and has been working great since.

Whoa, this is really interesting. I wonder if I should add "leave it alone for a few days" to my personal troubleshooting list? I'm glad everything worked out and you can get back to gaming! 

The future of home entertainment!

Perhaps a solution ! after seeking many times information, i find this : the problem is the sweating, and i think that amvr (or same) is the guilty, so i have put my quest in box with a packet of salt abosorber and in the same time use hair dryer not too hot, wiith a direction in the top of the headset (the hole), congratulation my headquest restart humidity and Q3 isolation not friend bye bye 

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