Oculus Quest 2 or Meta Quest 2 is one of the best VR headsets you can get for gaming. However, the one gripe that most people have with the Quest 2 is the No Command error. Now, fixing the No Command error is rather easy, however, there could be several issues leading to this error.
Well, do not worry as we are going to help you fix the Oculus Quest 2 No Command error in the easiest way possible. Let’s not waste time and start looking.
What Causes the No Command Error on Oculus Quest 2?
Before we go ahead and look toward fixing the error, we need to know what causes the error, to begin with. You see, the Oculus Quest 2 never completely shuts off even if you shut it down.
There is a small part in the motherboard that is kept on so it is capable of receiving the boot command from the power button. This is the same as a computer or any other part electronic device, for that matter.
When the power button is pressed, it sends a signal to the mainboard to open up the power circuit and release the needed power to the Oculus Quest headset.
This released power then allows the headset to load all the software and initiate the boot sequence, and once they are loaded, a command is issued to the headset that allows it to display all the information on your headset.
If you see the Nom Command error message, this means that the entire boot sequence did not complete successfully. There could be a number of reasons behind that and we are going to look at all of them below.
- Interrupted or incomplete update.
- Outdated software.
- Hardware glitch.
Fixing Oculus Quest 2 No Command Error
Now, fixing the No Command error requires a little bit of troubleshooting but we are keeping things brief and discussing all the methods that could help you resolve this.
Method 1: Force Restarting the Oculus Quest 2
The first method is the simplest one and is perhaps the oldest trick in the book. We are going to force restart the Oculus Quest 2 to see if that fixes your issue.
- Step 1: Press and hold the power button for 15 seconds and release it once the Oculus logo is on the display.
- Step 2: This should restart your Oculus Quest 2, and once it boots up, you should have a normal functioning headset. However, in case the restart does not work, I would highly suggest restarting it once again to see if that sorts out the issue.
What this method does is that it sends your headset into an entire boot sequence all over again. In case any step is previously missed it, another boot sequence should be able to fix it.
Method 2: Performing a Factory Reset
The second method can be considered extreme but in case you fail to fix your Oculus Quest 2 is still not working, you can go ahead and perform a factory rest. Of course, this method is going to erase all the settings that you may have saved on the headset, but in all honesty, this should fix the issue.
Follow the steps below.
- Step 1: You can start by turning off the Oculus Quest 2 and then disconnecting it from the power source and other devices.
- Step 2: Press and hold the power button and volume down button at the same time.
- Step 3: Once the menu appears, release the buttons.
- Step 4: Now, navigate the menu using the volume keys and look for Restore Factory settings. Select this option by pressing the power button and then choose the option Yes.
The steps above will factory rest your Oculus Quest 2 and the next boot will take some time because it is reloading all the data from scratch. Once it boots up, you should be able to go ahead and use the headset.
Method 3: Getting it Fixed
The last issue is perhaps the most obvious. There are a lot of instances where the fault might be related to hardware or software, for that matter. Does not matter if your Oculus Quest 2 is in warranty or not, we would highly suggest that you take it to someone who knows what to do with it and how to fix it.
The fact that you are getting the No Command error means that there is still life in the headset there are chances that you would be able to fix it. I would highly advise against flashing the firmware on your own or opening it to inspect something because that could damage the headset.
I understand getting the No Command error on your Oculus Quest 2 is a scary thing to go through but to be honest, in most cases, the error is resolved through following the different methods described here. If you cannot seem to figure out the issue on your own, sending your headset in for a warranty is perhaps the best thing that you can do.
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