Top 4 Methods to Troubleshoot “No Device Attached” on Your Oculus Rift

Sep. 25, 2018 / Updated by Bessie Shaw to Windows Driver Solutions

Encountering the “No Device Attached”, “No Device Detected” or “No HMD Detected” error message on your Oculus Rift when you want to spend time with friends in VR? Don’t panic. Below are 6 top troubleshooting methods to help you out.

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Method 1. Check Your HDMI or USB Cable

Firstly, make sure your HDMI or USB cable is not defective. Secondly, you’d better unplug and plug the cable back in and check whether both ends of the cables are connected firmly. Doing this may resolve the Oculus Rift no device attached or no device detected problem.

Method 2. Swap to Another USB Port

The no HMD detected issue takes place on your Oculus Rift. There may be something wrong with the USB port you are using. Try plugging it into another USB port. Besides, the Oculus Rift requires USB 3.0, make sure your device isn’t plugged into a USB 2.0 port.

Method 3. Uninstall and Reinstall Oculus Runtime

Uninstall and reinstall Oculus Runtime might help fix the Oculus Rift no device or no device detected attached issue. Take the steps below:

Step 1. Make a PC restart.

Step 2. Remove the old Oculus Runtime from your computer.

Step 3. Unplug both the Oculus Rift device and tracker.

Step 4. Download the latest version of Oculus Runtime from the Oculus website.

Step 5. Follow the setup wizard to install Oculus Runtime.

Method 4. Download and Update Oculus Rift Drivers

If your Oculus Rift drivers are outdated or damaged, the no device attached or no device detected issue will happen. Downloading and updating drivers for your Oculus Rift could resolve the problem caused by faulty drivers.

To download the right Oculus Rift drivers, you could use Device Manager or Windows Update, or go to the Oculus Rift download page. Aside from these methods, you could also try a time-saving program like Driver Talent, a professional and widely-used driver download utility, which could instantly locate the right drivers for you and then download and install them automatically within a few minutes.

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It is easy-and-quick to use Driver Talent to download and update Oculus Rift drivers in only 3 steps, as below:

1. Scan Your Computer

Make a safe scan to identify the missing, damaged, corrupted or missing Oculus Rift drivers.

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2. Download and Update Oculus Rift Drivers

Click “Repair” to fix the driver issues once there are problematic drivers. You are also allowed to click “Update” to update your drivers to the latest version. But don’t fix what ain’t broken.

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3. Reboot Your Laptop or Desktop

Make a PC reboot to allow all Oculus Rift driver updates to take effect.

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

Note: It is strongly recommended to back up your drivers before installing new Oculus Rift drivers. To achieve the full potential of Driver Talent, you could also use the utility to restore drivers, uninstall drivers or perform a system restore.

If you have any questions about troubleshooting the “No Device Attached”, “No Device Detected” or “No HMD Detected” issue, feel free to drop a line in the comments section below.

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