If you’re a gamer, chances are you’re familiar with all sorts of technological horrors. Red Ring of Death. «The servers are currently busy.» An exciting, seemingly random combination of letters, numbers, and dashes. But if there’s one thing that strikes fear into every gamer, it’s pressing the power button on a console or accessory and nothing happens.
Sometimes this can happen with PlayStation VR, but if it happens to you, don’t panic: we’ll teach you how to fix it yourself.
Check out the basics
Because VR games involve movement, it’s not uncommon for cables to become disconnected. This is especially common if the PlayStation Headset does not light up when you try to turn it on. Make sure everything is securely connected and that your cables aren’t frayed or torn off.
If everything looks good, make sure your console is running the latest PlayStation VR software. To update it:
- Select Settings
- Select devices
- Select PlayStation VR device software
- Select Update your PlayStation VR device software
After updating the software, try turning on the headset again. If you have blue tracking lights, you are good. If not, continue.
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