yurijgera Posted July 16, 2020 Share Posted July 16, 2020 (edited) One of my base station started reporting error just few weeks after the warranty run out. The tracking works, but its somehow less preciese and glitches a bit. And Vive error message permanently shown on the desktop. Reflashing doesn't help. I realized that there seem to be some king of rotating / vibrating mechanical component inside the base station which is permanently running, no matter if HMD is turned on or not. It must have been running and wearing out for more than a year until it finally broke. Simlilar has been reported by other users: https://www.reddit.com/r/Vive/comments/50ctgj/should_i_power_down_the_base_stations_when_not_in/ . Support seem to be also well aware of that. To me it seem to be a significant design flaw. In my understanding the base stations must go into standby and turn off all mechanics when HMD goes off. They don't. HTC must at least WARN the customer (no small print, big red notice in the package): "Don't forget to manually power off each base station in order to avoid permanent damage!" I had to buy unnecessary replacement and now unplug both stations each time. Why didn't HTC just implement standby? Edited July 16, 2020 by yurijgera Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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