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04-28-2019 02:46 PM - edited 04-28-2019 03:06 PM
Microsoft recently gave out unopened Developer Edition VR1000-010 headsets at the MIT Reality Virtually Hackathon. I've just opened the box and tried it however the display flickers on/off and sometimes cuts out entirely. Wiggling the cable where it meets the "1440" label alters the pace of flickering, though there is no cable position that makes the headset usable.
It appears to be a problem with the short cable that connects to the PCB.
Microsoft suggested that I contact HP support. The warranty on this particular headset has expired and the only support options were this forum or to pay a fee to call by phone. The product is brand new and I suspect that these were extra inventory that have been sitting around for a while, as the warranty period for this serial number was July 25, 2017 to August 30, 2017.
How do I obtain a replacement headset?
04-28-2019 03:24 PM
This forum and HP Warranty Support are completely separate entities.
I can ask if a rep can contact you regarding the issue.
Other than that, best I can offer is the part number for another cable.
Its been known to have issues as others have pointed out.
The parts link... http://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx?searchText=Z5N70AA
Looks like it is available from HP, or you might be able to search the web for the part also.
04-28-2019 03:27 PM
Thanks, however, that part appears to be the longer cable HDMI + USB that attaches to the shorter cable at headset.
As explained above, the problematic cable segment in my case is actually the shorter cable that connects to the PCB.
Any chance you know that part #?
If needed, I could probably replace the part following instructions on iFixit.
04-28-2019 05:54 PM
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