If your Oculus Rift headset isn’t connecting, try these troubleshooting tips:

  • Check to make sure your Rift headset is plugged into your dedicated graphics card. If you try to use your integrated graphics card, it won’t connect.
  • Check to make sure your Rift and computer are up to date.
  • Restart the Oculus app on your PC computer.
  • Install the latest Oculus drivers. To install the latest Oculus drivers:
    1. Close the Oculus app
    2. Press the Windows key + R on your keyboard to open the Run command
    3. Enter C:\Program Files\Oculus\Support\oculus-drivers
    4. Open oculus-driver
    5. Open the Oculus app and then try to connect your headset again
  • If you’re already using your HDMI port for your display, or your graphics card doesn’t have a HDMI port, try the following options:
Display OptionsRift Options
HDMI to mini-HDMI adapterHDMI to mini-HDMI adapter
DisplayPortDisplayPort adapter
DisplayPort adapter HDMI to DVI adapter
DVI portHDMI to VGA adapter
HDMI to DVI adapter
VGA port
HDMI to VGA adapter

Note: Some adapters may not be compatible or may cause performance problems.