How to Fix Oculus Rift No Video Issue

Sep. 18, 2018 / Updated by Bessie Shaw to Windows Driver Solutions

Now you’ve got your hands on an Oculus Rift, but there’s no video after connecting to a Windows PC despite all other features working. Here are two methods to help you fix the Oculus Rift no video issue.

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Method 1. Run the Oculus Rift Compatibility Tool

To solve the Oculus Rift no video matter, you could try to run the Oculus Rift compatibility tool. You could download the compatibility tool directly from this link on Oculus’s support page.

After download and install it, the Oculus Rift compatibility tool could detect the potential problems of your Oculus Rift, such as an HDMI connection issue. It will also provide tips to solve the no video on your Oculus Rift issue.

See Also: Top 7 Fixes for “No HDMI Connection” or “HDMI not Detected” Issue on Your Oculus Rift

Method 2. Update Graphics Card Drivers to Fix Oculus Rift No Video Problem

The outdated graphics card driver is the main culprit of no video on the Oculus Rift problem. As you may know, both AMD and Nvidia regularly release updated graphics card drivers to keep the Oculus Rift working stably. Therefore, if your video driver is out of date, you shall update it. You could manually download the latest graphics card driver by visiting NVIDIA's Driver Download page or AMD's Driver & Support page, but it will be pretty time-consuming for you to search for and select the compatible version. Moreover, after successfully downloading a graphics card driver, you may encounter the driver installation failure.

Alternatively, you could apply one of the best driver download utility tool like Driver Talent, remarked as the safest and fastest way to update drivers, which could automatically and successfully download and install the best-matched video driver for your computer.

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Check out the 3-step guide below on how to download and update compatible drivers with Driver Talent for your Oculus Rift. Supports Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, and Windows 7.

1. Scan Your PC

Launch Driver Talent. Click the “Scan” button to start a free scan with ease. It will create a list of all your outdated, corrupt, damaged or missing drivers in seconds.

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2. Download and Update Graphics Card Drivers

You need to click “Repair” to fix all the faulty drivers, including the outdated graphics card drivers. Also, you could choose to update all your drivers to the newest version. But it’s recommended that don’t update what ain’t broken except the graphics card drivers.

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3. Reboot Your PC

After installing completes, reboot your PC to make all graphics card drivers update come into effect.

See Also: How to Fix the "Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Recovered" Error on Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP.

Note: It is highly recommended to backup your drivers with Driver Talent before starting the update process to avoid driver crashes. What’s more, you could restore drivers from backup anytime you want.

Apart from being a driver updater tool, Driver Talent also packs other advanced features, for example, system restore, drivers pre-download for another computer, PC Repair (common computer issues, e.g. no sound, no Wi-Fi), hardware detection, VR support check and PC speed up, among other things.

You may also like to check out: Top 4 Methods to Troubleshoot “No Device Attached” on Your Oculus Rift

If you have any other troubleshooting methods to fix the Oculus Rift no video issue, welcome to post them in the comments section below.


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