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rwc
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Roku stick doesn't have USB port

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I have a purple Roku streaming stick new in plastic wrap serial #1EJ46N070394.  It has a reset button and an unlit indicator light but no USB port on the back.  How do I power this unit on?

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renojim
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Re: Roku stick doesn't have USB port

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While it may look new, you have a very old 3400 MHL stick.  It can only be used in a TV that has an MHL-enabled HDMI port, of which there are very few.  It's really not worth the trouble as it can't run many of the newer channels/apps.

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atc98092
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Re: Roku stick doesn't have USB port

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And the reason it doesn't have a power port is that MHL devices are powered through the MHL port. Also why there's no remote, as the TV remote controls the MHL device as well. But as @renojim said, it's really not worth anything (released Oct 2012), and isn't compatible with the majority of the latest channels. 

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renojim
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Re: Roku stick doesn't have USB port

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While it may look new, you have a very old 3400 MHL stick.  It can only be used in a TV that has an MHL-enabled HDMI port, of which there are very few.  It's really not worth the trouble as it can't run many of the newer channels/apps.

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atc98092
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Re: Roku stick doesn't have USB port

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And the reason it doesn't have a power port is that MHL devices are powered through the MHL port. Also why there's no remote, as the TV remote controls the MHL device as well. But as @renojim said, it's really not worth anything (released Oct 2012), and isn't compatible with the majority of the latest channels. 

Dan

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rwc
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Re: Roku stick doesn't have USB port

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Believe it or not I have a 2016 Samsung UN50JU6401F with an MHL port - plugged the Roku in and it worked using the Samsung remote.  I didn't test Roku with Netflix et al because that's already a smart TV but now I know it works.  Learned something new.  Thanks!

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