It's fairly normal for your device to get warm during use, but if you are seeing a message on screen mentioning overheating, there are a few things you can do to help. See more here: What should I do if the red light is on or I see a “Your device is overheating” warning?
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"JA Motter" wrote:
On two of my 6 Roku Streaming Sticks I an starting to get “on-screen” notices that the Roku Streaming Stick is overheating. None of these sticks are more than 2 months old, so,I am concerned that all 6 will soon exhibit this flaw.
Roku’s tech support page (listed in the on-screen message) suggests that the RSS may be too close to some other piece of equipment that is producing heat, or that the RSS might be in too confined a space. But neither of these is true. My RSS is now connected through a 10” HDMI extension cable, so it is well away from the AV Receiver and the TV. It sits in an open space with adequate venting.
Is this a problem that many of you are also experiencing?
What is the solution? Please advise. Thank you.
I found mine to be doing the same thing...getting the onscreen overheating. I've found that it may be the power cord. If you detach the Roku from the TV but leave it plugged in...you will see that it still generates tons of heat...almost to the point of not being able to handle it.
Has anyone else tried this or experienced this or tried a different power cord?
My is currently plugged into a power strip, so was going to try just the outlet and see if that makes a difference because I have another one that is set up the same way with out any issues. Could be a defective Roku?