Have you placed your Roku streaming player inside a cabinet or other enclosed space? Are there other electronic devices in close proximity to Roku device? If the answer to both questions is ‘Yes’, then your Roku may overheat. If you want to know if your Roku streaming player is getting too hot, then there are two ways to identify it.
Red Light Is On
There are a few Roku devices that incorporate a white light on the front of the unit, so you can check that white light whether it is turned ‘Solid Red’ or not. If the light is ‘Solid Red’ and is also not flashing, then that means, the Roku device is too hot.
What to do if Red Light Is On?
If the red light is flashing, then the Roku device is not too hot, but it doesn’t have enough power to stream your digital content.
On-screen warning message
If you have confirmed that the Roku device is too hot, then you will see a warning message displaying on the screen saying ‘Your device is overheating’. You can see this in the corner of the TV screen.
If you see that message, then here is what you need to do in order to fix the problem.
- You need to start with unplugging the power cable from Roku device and leave it as it is so that it can cool down.
- You need to identify a cooler location for your Roku device. Avoid placing the device in the following locations:
- Inside a closed space such as a cabinet.
- On top of an electronic device such as routers, cable set-top boxes or audio/video receivers.
- In direct sunlight.
- Now, you need to wait for a minimum of 10 minutes because that is how much time your Roku device will take to cool down. Once your Roku device is cooled, you can plug the power cable back in followed by waiting for the Roku device to power on.
- In case you are still seeing ‘Your device is overheating’ and seeing a solid red light as well, then you should again unplug the power cable at once.
- You will have to repeat step 3 again and if the problem still exists, then you will have to stop using your Roku device and ask for a replacement from the company.
Use an HDMI extender for Roku device
If the problem of ‘Roku device is overheating’ continues to exist despite trying all the troubleshooting steps, then you can install a free HDMI extender, which will help you move the device away from the back of the TV.
With that, the problem of Roku overheating is going to be fixed. If you are experiencing the problem repeatedly, then you can take help of Roku experts because they can provide you with precise assistance.