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It's not just you, every Oculus Rift is effectively bricked right now

08 March 2018, 01:53 | Jenny Fowler

Oculus Rift VR headsets everywhere get bricked for a silly reason

Every Oculus Rift VR headset bricked due to expired certificate

Customers in Oculus support forums say their VR headset are experiencing a "Runtime Service" error when the product tries to start. People around the world aren't able to use their Oculus Rift VR headsets.

We aren't quite sure when the problem will be fixed but it is affecting all the current Oculus Rift users.

Forum user Mace404 shared this as evidence that a key certificate expired today, suggesting that as one possible cause of the problem. "Our teams apologize for any inconvenience this may be causing you and appreciate your patience while we work on a resolution".

The Oculus Rift has been selling particularly well over the last few months, but unfortunately it looks like users are starting to run into issues. Though many are still looking for a solution, at least now we know that Oculus is aware of the problem and are actively searching for a fix.

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The embarrassing issue has left the company's flagship device unusable, this comes as the company continues to deliver major software updates that it announced at its most recent developer conference.

Some users have changed their system clocks to before when the certificate expired as a temporary workaround, but I wouldn't advise it.

If you're having trouble with your Oculus Rift today, then you're not alone. We've reached out to Oculus for more information and will update this post should it arrive.

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