Update: I realized my Vive LinkBox is basically a powered USB hub for 1 port, so I’m using that and I haven’t had any disconnects…yet
I’m not sure if it’s the latest updates making it worse, but I used to get random disconnects when I had a bunch of stuff plugged into my USB ports (not using any front case USB ports), like the whole headset would go black and restart, and sometimes I’d lose my default sound settings and needed to select the Pimax again.
I updated yesterday, and it seemed to work fine until late at night. Today, it was constantly disconnecting. When it did seem to work, I had to re-select USB Audio device for Pimax, and then it would start disconnecting constantly again, immediately when I selected the USB Audio. Sometimes a PC restart would help, but then when I plugged in my wheel and/or shifter it started disconnecting again. Sometimes changing my USB ports would help, but then the issue happened eventually. I even went back to the previous PiTool and Firmware, which seemed to at least keep my 5K+ constantly connected(didn’t try my wheel/shifter), but then going back to the new versions made it disconnect again. I’m considering keeping my HMD on High brightness, and seeing if it stays with older firmware/pitool versions. When trying to just get the HMD working, I had it on Low brightness, in case the High brightness caused issues.
Sometimes, taking everything out of my USB ports besides the 5K+ would work, but when I plug in something else it disconnected. Sometimes, keeping just the 5K+ didn’t work either.
I also turned off USB power-saving through SteamVR, and messed with some USB power settings, but I couldn’t find exactly where my 5K+ was to check it, so maybe I need to look into that more. FYI I’ve never had a problem like this with my Vive or Odyssey+.
I got pretty dang frustrated, since I wanted to get some races in today. Even yesterday I wouldn’t have trusted my 5K+ to stay connected for a race. Looks like I’ll be racing with my Vive until I feel like reverting stuff again.
Drinking some matcha green tea I just bought, feeling a bit better and more Zen-like, but man this is annoying…