Pls stop with these confusing USB names. In my case, the ViveLink does only work with minium USB 3.2 gen2. USB 3.2 Gen1 generates crackling sound. USB 3.2 Gen1 is possible, but just only with no sound of the Pimax. Then you have to use another wireless headset.
USB Extensions to be taken with caution. Maybe my test can help a little. Its about the crackling sound and the falshing RGB dots…
Almost a hard week troubleshooting Pimax 5k+
Summarized again, also as help for other Pimax users
I also have the problem with the RGB pixels lighting up and the cracking sound through the headphone jack of the Pimax.
The reason was a USB extension. NO PASSIVE USB EXTENSION worked fine (3 different 3.1 extensions tested). A tip from a user in the forum worked. He used ViveLink as a pure USB extension with active power. I can confirm that the sound is perfect.
I am using the PC Port USB 3.1 Gen2. Gen1 and older has produced cracking sound for me.
RGB Pixels are flashing:
So far I could not achieve a satisfactory result.
This cable helps a little. But there are still the pixels that light up. There are less.
I can’t confirm aluminum foil yet. I am of the opinion that it helps minimally. It is slowly very time-consuming. I wouldn’t underline it as an improvement at first.
I tried the power supply in different sockets. Unfortunately it doesn’t help.
DP cable in the Pimax and unplug does not help.
Slowly I run out of ideas.
With all these measures a clear picture is available for a short time (for 5-10 min, if the Pimax was off for a longer time). But then it starts again with the flashing pixels. Mainly greens.
Without these measures the Pimax starts directly with all RGB colors in an extremely high number.
Unfortunately I don’t have any feedback on my support case yet.
The only thing that helps here is a replacement cable?
Update: from now on we have new USB names from USB-IF:
||USB 3.1 Gen1
||USB 3.2 Gen1
||USB 3.1 Gen2
||USB 3.2 Gen2
||USB 3.2 Gen2x2
So, USB 3.2 Gen2 works fine
These new USB names are so stupid…