Virtual reality has come a long way since Palmer Luckey, the controversial poster boy for the technology introduced the world to the first version of Oculus Rift back in the year 2012.
Today, we are witnessing applications of VR technology in several fields including gaming, military training, fashion industry, scientific visualisation, sports enhancement, casino games and more. Nevertheless, Oculus Rift has been a top rated VR headset all along.
But that doesn’t mean that you won’t see an occasional error code popping up on your screen. Here in this article we will acquaint you with some of the most commonly encountered error codes in Oculus Rift, and how to deal with them.
Error Code 7
You might see this error occur while trying to install Oculus application on your personal computer. It happens when something is wrong with the permissions, and in majority of the cases it gets sorted by reordering permissions through PC registry. Please note, always take a full backup of your computer prior to making any changes to the registry. Here’s how you go about this error code:
- Begin by right clicking the ‘Start Button’
- Now click on ‘Search’
- Type ‘regedit’ into the search box and hit enter
- Double-click on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
- Double-click on SOFTWARE
- Now locate WOW6432Node and double-click on it, followed by
- Double-clicking on the ‘Oculus VR, LLC’
- Thereafter, right-click ‘Oculus’ and then
- Click on ‘Permissions’
Once you do that, you’ll see a small window popping up and asking your confirmation if you’d like to go ahead and reorder permissions. Click OK once, and then again when the process is done. Now try installing the Oculus Application once again.
Error Code 43
It’s common to get this error whenever you try updating your Rift’s firmware. Reinstalling the USB drivers seems to do the trick.
- Begin by right-clicking the ‘Start Button’
- Click on the ‘Device Manager’, followed by
- Double-clicking the ‘Universal Serial Bus controllers’
- Now right-click on the topmost option in dropdown list
- Click on ‘Update Driver’
- Thereafter click on ‘Browse my computer for driver software’
- Then choose ‘Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer’
- In the window’s ‘Model’ pane, click ‘Option’
- Click on ‘Next’ and then ‘Close’
Hereafter, repeat steps 4 to 9 with every item you see under the dropdown list of ‘Universal Serial Bus controllers’
Error Code 8602
All the errors belonging to 860X series originate from USB/sensor problems. In this particular error, it has to do with PC being unable to recognise the sensors in one go. A good way to fix it is by plugging the sensors one by one, and running the setup via the Oculus app.
- Start by unplugging all the sensors from the PC
- Start the Oculus App through the desktop, taskbar or Start menu
- Click on ‘Devices’, followed by
- Clicking on ‘Configure Rift’
- Now click on the ‘Sensor Setup’ and then ‘Continue’
- Plug a sensor in the USB port and
- Click on ‘Try Again’
At this point, your first sensor is likely to get detected and you will see a green-coloured OK next to it on the list. Do the same with the next sensor and wait for its detection the same way, before continuing.