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Oculus bricks all Rifts connected to PC's!!

Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:45 pm

It seems there is a "small" bug in Oculus' systems that just broke any Rift connected to a PC: https://twitter.com/natemitchell/status ... 4982705152.

They all call home, and the certificate that it's a valid Rift contained a hard-coded date that just passed.

Oculus says they are working on it.
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Re: Oculus bricks all Rifts connected to PC's!!

Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:50 pm

Not sure "bricks" is the right term to use. It'll be fixed quickly I'm sure. Not ideal, but also not really a big deal IMO.
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Re: Oculus bricks all Rifts connected to PC's!!

Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:00 pm

It isn't, I fully agree, but instead of meaning "It's a brick now" (i.e. that without hardware modification it's non-functional forever) it's expanded to things like "it won't boot unless I do x,y,z with software or buttons".

Then it expanded to "it did something weird or gave an error!"

Which is ridiculous, but it's how it's used now.
 
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Re: Oculus bricks all Rifts connected to PC's!!

Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:22 pm

Yeah for me "bricked" always meant "I'm going to need a soldering iron and a multimeter to fix this"
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Re: Oculus bricks all Rifts connected to PC's!!

Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:58 am

SuperSpy wrote:
Yeah for me "bricked" always meant "I'm going to need a soldering iron and a multimeter to fix this"

Or "He's dead, Jim" (as in, unfixable even with a soldering iron).
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Re: Oculus bricks all Rifts connected to PC's!!

Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:56 am

just brew it! wrote:
SuperSpy wrote:
Yeah for me "bricked" always meant "I'm going to need a soldering iron and a multimeter to fix this"

Or "He's dead, Jim" (as in, unfixable even with a soldering iron).
+1. No magic smoke, no brick.
 
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Re: Oculus bricks all Rifts connected to PC's!!

Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:10 am

Duct Tape Dude wrote:
just brew it! wrote:
SuperSpy wrote:
Yeah for me "bricked" always meant "I'm going to need a soldering iron and a multimeter to fix this"

Or "He's dead, Jim" (as in, unfixable even with a soldering iron).

+1. No magic smoke, no brick.

Depending on which component lost its magic smoke, it may still be fixable with a soldering iron. Fried VRM MOSFET, exploded capacitors, or vaporized trace on an outer PCB layer = go for it. Fried SoC in a surface mount BGA package = brick!
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Re: Oculus bricks all Rifts connected to PC's!!

Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:49 pm

So Rift shipped with hardware DRM? I have to admit, I loled. This kind of thing is where the log cabin test came from.

Personally, I define bricking as "no longer functional through standard user interaction" which leaves the door open to developer tools in addition to hardware modification.

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