Trouble in your Virtual Reality paradise with the Oculus Quest 2 Controller not turning on?
The elegant piece of experimental technology launched in the form of VR Headsets and controllers in the form of Oculus Quest and the latest version as Oculus Quest 2, is not a foolproof technology. There are many errors that users are facing while using the headsets and controllers. One such issue is the Oculus Quest 2 controllers not turning on.
Since the technology is experimental and new as stated above, all the errors are taken seriously and the company makes a note of these bugs to make their technology better. There are fixes suggested on the Oculus Website for the stated issue. If somehow, these fixes do not work for you, you can submit an official complaint on the website. There are also options in the form of Community forums where other users can help you with the issues on your Oculus Quest devices.
Official Oculus Website fixes for Oculus Quest 2 Controller not turning on
Try waking up your Oculus Quest 2 controller by pressing any button while your headset is on. Press and hold the Oculus button to get to the reorientation of the controller.
Remove the batteries on the controllers and then put them back. After this, you should unpair the controllers and start the pairing process again.
How to unpair the Oculus Quest 2 controller?
On the mobile device that you are using, open the Oculus app. On the bottom right, you will find the option named Devices. On further clicking, you will find your paired headset and the controllers. Tap on Controllers and then tap Unpair.
How to pair the controller again?
Open the Oculus app on your device and find the Devices option once again. Press and hold buttons on the right controller. Press and hold buttons on the left controller.
Hold these buttons till you see the blink of LED on your controllers. After this, you can finalize the pairing.
According to the official Oculus website, this fix should work for your Oculus Quest 2 Controller. However, even after a long time you do not see the LED blink on your controllers, there is a possibility that the batteries are dead and you need to replace them.
Community and Forum advice
A number of people are reporting issues with their Oculus Quest 2 controller and more often than not, the right controllers are the ones that do not seem to be working properly for the users. The official forum has many people complaining about the issue and sharing advice with others about what worked for them.
Make sure that the batteries you are using are the right size to fit the controllers. If you are having trouble with it, you can put a piece of tinfoil where the positive side of the battery is supposed to go. The tinfoil will help with the conductivity.
Another issue that the users are reporting is about the leaking batteries. These are more likely the batteries provided with the controllers when you make the purchase. You can clean the residue of the battery port inside your controller by using a clean cotton bud dipped in vinegar. This dissolves the alkaline residue and you are ready to put in new batteries again.
If none of the fixes work for you, then it is most likely a hardware issue. Try getting your Oculus Quest 2 replaced. You can always contact the official customer service for more information regarding replacements.