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Community Manager

Re: roku express useless after auto update.

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Hi everyone! 

 

Thanks for reaching out here. Please provide the model of Roku device you are reporting an issue on, as well as the make/model of TV that you are connecting the device to.

I would also recommend trying to connect your device to a different TV to see if that helps you get past the setup process. If you're able to restore the display output on another TV, make sure to check for another system update before you move the device back to your original TV. 

If that isn't helping clear things up, please send me a private message with your Roku device serial number (printed on the side/back of the unit, or on the box) and I will follow up directly to continue assisting you. 

 

Thanks,

Tanner

Tanner D.
Roku Community Manager
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sazpt1
Level 7

Can't get past software update

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Brand new Roku express.  It starts the whole set up process, does software update, says it will restart and then the screen goes blank.  Did factory reset...same problem.  Any ideas before I send this thing back?

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ECMorgan101
Level 7

Re: Roku Express picture size

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I am having the same issue with whatever I seem to stream and across streaming services. Adjusting 720 or 1080, and adjustments to screen ratio is not helping. I've ensured software is fully up to date. This is with a Roku Express. 

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boogernose
Level 10

Re: Can't get past software update

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Assuming you gave it enough time. Instead of a Factory Reset

just unplug it count to 25 and plug it back in. See what happens.

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sazpt1
Level 7

Re: Can't get past software update

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We tried that.  And tried it an another tv.  Still stops at the exact same spot.  Smiley Sad 

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boogernose
Level 10

Re: Can't get past software update

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Maybe you got a funky one.

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Nicimari80
Level 7

Re: Express won't restart after update

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Any news? I bought mine and it’s doing same thing Smiley Sad
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Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: Roku Express picture size

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Hi everyone, 

Please try performing a factory reset on your device, then going through the setup process once more. You can see steps for performing a factory reset here: https://support.roku.com/article/208757008-how-do-i-factory-reset-my-roku-streaming-device-

If you continue to experience an issue, please send me a private message with your Roku account email address, along with the make/model number of your TV. We'll continue investigating the issue and follow up directly.

 

Thanks,

Tanner

Tanner D.
Roku Community Manager
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Shehill
Level 7

Re: Express won't restart after update

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No news. Got no response so contacted Roku to get replacement. Will mail back tomorrow. Has 30 day return. If second one does not work, will return for refund. 

Good luck. 

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Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: Can't get past software update

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@sazpt1 Please send me a private message with your Roku's serial number (printed on the device), along with your TV's specific make/model, and I'll see what else we can do to help.

 

Thanks,

Tanner

Tanner D.
Roku Community Manager
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