Just opened a Support Ticket, but wanted to post here as well. When using my Rift for a couple of hours yesterday, it all of a sudden started flashing black and sometimes static frequently and randomly. Since then, I've tried the below to get it resolved; but it still happens. I can't get more than a few seconds into a game/app before it starts. Also below are my system specs...
What I've Tried - Restarting Computer - Shutting down computer, unplugging and draining flea power for 10 seconds, then powering back on - Reseating cables (on HMD & PC end) - Alternate USB 3.0 port for HMD - Exited OTT - Reverting from Beta / Preview being enabled (Updating while typing this so haven't tested yet)
System Specs - Windows 10 x64 - Oculus 126.96.36.1999515 (188.8.131.529426) - Intel i7-3770k @ 4Ghz - 32gb RAM - Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 - OS & Oculus installed on SSD
It seems that the more complex the graphics are in the game/app, the more it occurs. I also thought it may be a cable issue (may still be), but am totally still and it still occurs. Any suggestions would be appreciated... Thanks
The update which reverted Oculus back to the non-Preview version (184.108.40.2065808 (220.127.116.115808)) completed so I tested again. Initially, I though it was better and was able to play for about a minute. After that it started again and kept getting worse.
I think it's the cable, if you are in warranty you might still get some help, if you're out of warranty they'll tell you that you should buy a Rift S. That cable is prone to failure and is no longer being produced and sold.
You were correct, falken76. After a bit more testing, I found that bending the cable at about the point where it's clamped to the HMD was the cause. I reported this information back to Support. Out of warranty, so hopefully they are now selling replacements again. Looking online for one, I saw most were way over $100 which is ridiculous. Have it in a position now where I can use it, but know it's only a matter of time before it gets worse. Consdidering attempting to solder repair, but only have one cable so haven't decided.