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Dell Visor Frequently Asked Questions and Troubleshooting Scenarios

Summary: FAQ's, information and troubleshooting tips for your Dell Visor.

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Refer to the expanding sections for general information and troubleshooting steps.

For the Dell Visor and Controllers User Guides and Quick Setup Guides, browse to the Dell Visor (Combo VRP100/Headset VR118/Controller VRC100) support page.


 

You have to have Windows 10 Fall Creators Update or later installed.

 

The Dell Visor is recognized by the computer but since the needed software is not installed the Dell Visor will not turn on.

 

Refer to these Microsoft Knowledge Base articles for the hardware requirements:

 

To find out if your computer can run the Dell Visor, either:

  • Refer to Dell Knowledge Base article How do I determine the hardware devices installed in my Dell PC?.
  • Use the Mixed Reality Portal to determine if your computer has the necessary hardware:
    1. Plug the Dell Visor into a HDMI and USB 3.0 port.
      SLN307819_en_US__3icon Note: You will need an additional video port to connect your monitor.
    2. Type mixed reality portal in the search box, select Mixed Reality Portal in the list of available programs.
    3. Touch or click Get started.
    4. Touch or click I agree, a check of your computer hardware is performed, and any hardware that does not meet the minimum requirements are identified.

 

To start using the Dell Visor, perform the following steps:

  1. Plug the Dell Visor into a HDMI and USB 3.0 port.
    SLN307819_en_US__3icon Note: You will need an additional video port to connect your monitor.
  2. Type mixed reality portal in the search box, select Mixed Reality Portal in the list of available programs.
  3. Touch or click Get started.
  4. Touch or click I agree, a check of your computer hardware is performed, and any hardware that does not meet the minimum requirements are identified.
  5. When using the Dell Motion Controller, you will be guided through a setup process.
    SLN307819_en_US__3icon Note: You will be given the option to Use gamepad or mouse instead.
  6. During the setup process you will be given the option to Set me up all experiences (recommended) or Set me up for seated and standing.
    SLN307819_en_US__3icon Note: When you have limited space you will probably want to select Set me up for seated and standing.
  7. Follow the prompts to complete the setup.

 

The Mixed Reality Portal initial download time will vary based on your network bandwidth and may take more than 10 minutes.

When you are sure the Mixed Reality Portal setup has stopped.

  1. Disconnect the Dell Visor from the HDMI and USB 3.0 ports, wait a few seconds and then connect the Dell Visor into the HDMI and USB 3.0 ports, and try again.
  2. Reboot the Mixed Reality computer, and then try again.

 

If you choose not to set up a boundary you will need to stay in one place while using your headset. It is not safe to move around.

 

When your computer is only capable of running the Visor at 60Hz, the preview Window on the secondary display (Notebook Panel or Ext Monitor) will be disabled by default.

Refer to these Microsoft Knowledge Base articles for the hardware requirements:

 

  • The Bluetooth Controllers need to be paired only once.
  • The connection status shows when the Controller is connected once it is turned ON.

 

Option 1:

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Figure 1: Ready Page

  1. Plug the Dell Visor into a HDMI and USB 3.0 port.
    SLN307819_en_US__3icon Note: You will need an additional video port to connect your monitor.
  2. Type mixed reality portal in the search box, select Mixed Reality Portal in the list of available programs.
  3. Touch or click Get started.
  4. Touch or click I agree, a check of your computer hardware is performed, and any hardware that does not meet the minimum requirements are identified.
  5. On the Mixed Reality Portal page, touch or click the visor icon on the left-hand side (Figure 1).
  6. Make sure Dell Visor VR118 reads as ready.
    SLN307819_en_US__3icon Notes: When the Dell Visor VR118 is not listed as ready
    • Shutdown the computer reinsert the Dell Visor and restart the computer.
    • Shutdown the computer, remove the Dell Visor VR118. Restart the computer and make sure Windows has latest updates installed. Then attach the Dell Visor VR118 and try again.

Option 2:

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Figure 2: Device Manager

  1. Type device manager in the search box, select Device Manager (Control panel) in the list of available programs.
  2. Touch or click the arrow next to Mixed Reality devices.
  3. Make sure Dell Visor VR118 is listed (Figure 2).
  4. Touch or click the arrow next to Monitors.
  5. Make sure Mixed Reality headset is listed (Figure 1).
    SLN307819_en_US__3icon Notes:
    • When Mixed Reality devices or Dell Visor VR118 is not listed. Shutdown the computer reinsert the Dell Visor and restart the computer.
    • When an down arrow is shown next to either listing. Touch and hold or right click the device and select enable.
    • When an exclamation point is shown next to either device. Shutdown the computer, remove the Dell Visor VR118. Restart the computer and make sure Windows has latest updates installed. Then attach the Dell Visor VR118 and try again.

 

Option 1:

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Figure 3: Bluetooth & Other Devices

  1. Type settings in the search box, select Settings (Trusted Microsoft Store app) in the list of available programs.
  2. Touch or click Devices.
  3. Touch or click Bluetooth & other devices.
  4. Make sure Bluetooth is set to On.
  5. Make sure the Motion controller - Left and Motion controller - Right are listed as connected (Figure 3).
    SLN307819_en_US__3icon Notes: When the Motion controller - Left and Motion controller - Right are not listed as connected.
    • Make sure the controller is on (look for a indicator light).
    • Reinsert the batteries or install fresh batteries.
    • Un-pair and re-pair the controllers.
    • Restart the computer.

Option 2:

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Figure 4: Mixed Reality Portal

  1. Type mixed reality portal in the search box, select Mixed Reality Portal in the list of available programs.
  2. Touch or click Get started.
  3. Touch or click I agree, a check of your computer hardware is performed, and any hardware that does not meet the minimum requirements are identified.
  4. On the Mixed Reality Portal page, touch or click the controller visor icon on the left-hand side (Figure 4).
  5. Make sure Right and Left controller reads as ready.
    SLN307819_en_US__3icon Notes: When the Right and Left controller is not listed as ready
    • Make sure the controller is on (look for a indicator light).
    • Reinsert the batteries or install fresh batteries.
    • Un-pair and re-pair the controllers.
    • Restart the computer.

 

Losing connection to the Dell Motion Controller may be due to:

  • Accidently touching the Windows button during rigorous play, turn the Dell Motion Controller off and back on to reconnect.
  • Low battery, reset or replace the batteries.

 

When using the Dell Visor and a grid pattern appears, it means you have gone outside the boundary established, either:

  1. Move back within the boundary established when the Dell Visor was setup.
  2. Exit out of the Mixed Reality Portal, and restart the program in the same place you established the boundary.

 

You may experience a situation where the controller (VRC100) has no light and is functionless, this may be caused by a low battery (Figure 5).

Reinsert the batteries or install fresh batteries.

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Figure 5: Controller Indicator Light Location

 

To play Steam®VR games with your Dell Visor, you will need to install Windows Mixed Reality for SteamVR on your PC. Refer to Microsoft Knowledge base article Play SteamVR games in Windows Mixed Reality for instructions.

 

The Headset PPID is located under the back headband (Figure 6)
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Figure 6: Headset PPID Location

 

The Controller PPID is located in the battery compartment under the battery (Figure 7).
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Figure 7: Controller PPID Location

 

The face mask material is not meant to get wet or be washed (Figure 8).
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Figure 8: Face Mask Material

 

Un-pair and re-pair the controllers after the firmware update.

 

SLN307819_en_US__3icon Note: It is recommended that you use the motion controller via Bluetooth.

 

Switching from USB to Bluetooth

To switch from USB to Bluetooth

  1. Remove USB battery back and insert batteries.
  2. Pair controllers via Bluetooth.
Switching from Bluetooth to USB
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Note: Bluetooth pairing has to be removed before using controllers over USB to avoid controllers enumerating both as Bluetooth and USB devices.

To switch from Bluetooth to USB:

  1. Type settings in the search box, select Settings (Trusted Microsoft Store app) in the list of available programs.
  2. Touch or click Devices.
  3. Touch or click Bluetooth & other devices.
  4. Insert batteries in each controller. Power them on by holding the Windows button for 2 seconds (or until controller powers on).
  5. Hold the pairing button until the LEDs start to pulse.
  6. Press and hold the Windows button to power off each controller. This deleted the pairing information on the controller.
  7. Take out the batteries and replace with the USB battery back.

 

When your computer is only capable of running the Visor at 60Hz, you may experience lag.

Refer to these Microsoft Knowledge Base articles for the hardware requirements:

 

The Mixed Reality Portal initial download time will vary based on your network bandwidth and may take more than 10 minutes.

When you are sure the Mixed Reality Portal setup has stopped.

  1. Disconnect the Dell Visor from the HDMI and USB 3.0 ports, wait a few seconds and then connect the Dell Visor into the HDMI and USB 3.0 ports, and try again.
  2. Reboot the Mixed Reality computer, and then try again.

 

  1. Disconnect the Dell Visor from the HDMI and USB 3.0 ports, wait a few seconds and then connect the Dell Visor into the HDMI and USB 3.0 ports, and try again.
  2. Reboot the Mixed Reality computer, and then try again.
  3. Avoid using a USB extension cable unless a powered USB 3.0 hub is also used.
  4. Avoid HDMI extension cables.
  5. Make sure you are using the recommended adapters. For more information refer to Microsoft Knowledge Base article Recommended adapters for Windows Mixed Reality Capable PCs.

 

  1. Do not get too close to a wall or other obstruction.
  2. Ensure the sensor is not blocked and there is enough light.
  3. The space that is used for tracing should be larger than 3 square meters.
  4. Avoid too big or complicated space - Stick to a geometric shape without a lot of twists and turns.
  5. Avoid intersections of path while tracing.
  6. Start over again if you are stuck in a corner.

 

  1. Make sure the Headphones are seated all the way into the Dell Visor audio jack.
  2. There may be a delay the first time you connect into the Dell Visor audio jack, this many be due to a driver update for the USB Audio.
    SLN307819_en_US__3icon Note: When the Dell Visor is plugged to the computer, the audio output will be automatically redirected to the Dell Visor’s Audio output jack.
  3. Browse to the Audio and Speakers support site, for help.

 

  1. Disconnect the Dell Visor from the HDMI and USB 3.0 ports, wait a few seconds and then connect the Dell Visor into the HDMI and USB 3.0 ports, and try again.
  2. Reboot the Mixed Reality computer, and then try again.
  3. Make sure the latest video adapter drivers are installed. Refer to Dell Knowledge Base article How to Download and Install a Driver, graphics/video drivers are located in the video section.
  4. Avoid using a USB extension cable unless a powered USB 3.0 hub is also used.
  5. Avoid HDMI extension cables.
  6. Make sure you are using the recommended adapters. For more information refer to Microsoft Knowledge Base article Recommended adapters for Windows Mixed Reality Capable PCs.

 

  1. Check if the headset is plugged in.
  2. Make sure if the sensor is not blocked and there is enough light.
  3. Stand at the center of the space and face the monitor.
  4. Ensure to hold the headset at eye level.

 

1. Restart the controller. If it’s still not connect, try below step.

2. Alternative Motion Controller Pairing Method:

- Go to Windows Settings -> Devices -> Bluetooth -> Bluetooth & other devices tab

- Remove earlier paired controllers

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- Identify Motion Controllers Left & Right from the List of devices

- Then pair the controllers.

- Both controllers should be connected now.

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- Verify your controllers work properly:

  1). Launch Mixed Reality Portal and enter the Cliff House.

  2). Move your controllers and verify tracking, test buttons, and verify teleportation works.

 

  1. Perform device recovery to get the factory image.
  2. Ensure the firmware is updated properly by connecting the device over USB.

 

  1. Run Setup again from the Mixed Reality Portal.
  2. Click hamburger icon (upper right) -> Run Setup.

 

  1. Outdated graphics driver or other graphics driver issues. Refer to Dell Knowledge Base article How to Download and Install a Driver, graphics/video drivers are located in the video section.
  2. Use recommended adapters  to connect the HDMI cable and the PC.

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Last Published Date

21 Feb 2021

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