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Setting up new Express, won't get past black screen

Trying to set up a new Roku Express and nothing happens.

Tried unplugging and reconnecting everything. Switched HDMI ports. Checked all inputs. Everything is connected.

The usb is plugged into the back of the TV for power. It looks like there's sufficient power, but... could that ve causing the problem? (No red light or red blinking light.)

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Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: Setting up new Express, won't get past black screen


Thanks for the note.

We would recommend trying to power the device into a wall outlet using the provided cable and adapter.

Please keep us posted.


Danny R.
Roku Forum Moderator
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