There can be many errors that a first time user can face when trying to set up HTC Vive VR Headset for the first time. Among those errors, there’s an Error 208 which specifies that the headset is not able to detect a monitor. However, this error can also appear even after weeks of using HTC Vive. Typical error description can be either of the two mentioned below
- HMD Display Not Found
- HMD found over USB, but monitor not found
If you have encountered Error 208, there are some possible fixes that you can try to solve this issue
Common Fixes for HTC Vive Error 208
Below are few of the fixes that we have gathered from forums and blogs that worked for people who were having the same error.
- Update your graphics card drivers. We have already written in detail how you can update your Nvidia or AMD graphics card driver in our guide on How to Fix HTC Vive Error 200 Driver Failed. Just following the fix in that guide to update your drivers to latest version.
- Check your cables if they are in working order. If you have been using HTC Vive for quite some time, there can be a loose cable connection that is causing the issue.
- Make sure that the orange-tipped cables are connected to their respective ports in the link box.
- This is the last thing that you can try. See if any of your connecting cables is dead or not. For this, you might need to borrow a cable from someone else or might even need to buy one new.
If all else fails, you need to send your system report to HTC. If you don’t know how, you can follow our guide on how to send system report to SteamVR mailing list.