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VR-Ready Laptop with no Display Port (HDMI only) - 208 Error. Need help!


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I'm using a new VR-ready Asus Republic of Gamers laptop. The Vive Pro came with a Display Port Adapter, by my laptop only has an HDMI port & 4 USB 3.0 ports. Vive suggestion was to get a mini-port to HDMI, so I did. Vive Setup still can't see headset, even though it shows it in Steam VR Report I just ran.

I need suggestions please! Thanks guys. System report is below, with some data taken out in case it was a unique identifier...

 

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SteamVR System Report created Sat Aug 04 15:09:37 2018
<Report>
SteamVR Date: 2018-07-27
Steam: Public
Steam Branch: 
Tracking: No Driver
OS: Windows 10
OS Version: 10.0.0.17134
Direct Mode Vendor: NVIDIA
Direct Mode Version: 398.82
Admin: No
AsyncReprojection: Enabled
AllowReprojection: Yes (Good)
ForceReprojection: No (Good)
Performance drops: 0/1 0/2 0/3 0/4 0/0
Display Mode: Extended Display
</Report>
<Displays>
DeviceName: \\.\DISPLAY1
DeviceDirectMode: No
DevicePrimary: Yes
DeviceRect: 1920x1080 @ (0, 0)
DeviceString: Intel® UHD Graphics 630
DeviceID: PCI\
DeviceKey: \Registry\Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Video\
DeviceMonitorCount: 1
Monitor 0 DeviceName: \\.\DISPLAY1\Monitor0
Monitor 0 DeviceString: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor 0 DeviceID: MONITOR\
Monitor 0 DeviceKey: \Registry\Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\
</Displays>
<Devices>
</Devices>
<USB>
    [HostController] USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller
    Manufacturer: Generic USB xHCI Host Controller, Provider: Microsoft, 4/10/2018,
        Root Hub
            [Port1]
            [Port2]
            [Port3]: Generic USB Hub
                [Port1]: Generic USB Hub
                    [Port1]
                    [Port2]
                    [Port3]: USB Composite Device (VID:28DE PID:2300), Valve, LHR, 
                    [Port4]: Generic USB Hub
                        [Port1]: USB Input Device (VID:0BB4 PID:0309), HTC, VIVE Pro,
                        [Port2]: USB Composite Device (VID:0BB4 PID:030B), HTC, VIVE Pro Mutimedia Audio
                        [Port3]: USB Input Device (VID:28DE PID:2101), Valve Software, Watchman Dongle,
                        [Port4]: USB Input Device (VID:28DE PID:2101), Valve Software, Watchman Dongle,
                [Port2]: BCM20703 Bluetooth 4.1 USB Device (VID:0BB4 PID:0306)
                [Port3]
                [Port4]
            [Port4]
            [Port5]
            [Port6]
            [Port7]
            [Port8]
            [Port9]: USB Composite Device (VID:13D3 PID:56A2)
            [Port10]: USB Composite Device (VID:0B05 PID:1866), ASUSTeK Computer Inc., N-KEY Device
            [Port11]
            [Port12]
            [Port13]
            [Port14]: Intel® Wireless Bluetooth® (VID:8087 PID:0AAA)
            [Port15]
            [Port16]
            [Port17]
            [Port18]
            [Port19]: Generic SuperSpeed USB Hub
                [Port1]: Generic SuperSpeed USB Hub
                    [Port1]: USB Composite Device (VID:0BB4 PID:030C), HTC, VIVE Pro Multimedia Camera
                    [Port2]
                    [Port3]
                    [Port4]: Generic SuperSpeed USB Hub
                        [Port1]
            [Port20]
            [Port21]
            [Port22]
            [Port23]
            [Port24]
</USB>
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Hi there! I'm not sure who gave you the suggestion to use mini-displayport to HDMI, but unfortunately, that's not correct nor is it possible to transmit the full displayport signal over the less capable HDMI cable. You need mini-displayport or displayport.

Do you have any USB-C ports? That's the other option.

Thanks,
-John C

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