Steam VR Not Detecting Headset [Causes & Fixes]

If your Steam VR is not tracking or Not detecting headset. Here is what you can try to fix it.


  • Unplugged cable (In case you forgot)
  • HDMI or USB Cable not plugged in all the way (Double check just to be sure)
  • Front facing camera may interfere with tracking stability
  • Older driver updates
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If everything was fine previously, then suddenly headset not tracking. It may be problems with headset


  • Close all Steam apps and restart the APP. Restart the computer if necessary
  • Update graphics card driver and other essential updates
  • Remove all reflective surfaces around the play area
  • Make sure base stations show green light to synch
  • Set up the base stations correctly and make sure the base station can see the headset in your room
  • Check front facing camera to see if it looes track every time you bring up the dashboard (Disable it to see improvement, or lower camera bandwidth)
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Once everything is squared away. Please recalibrate SteamVR and follow the onscreen prompts to complete the process.

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