I've had my Roku about 6 weeks. All of a sudden it's no longer working. I turn the TV on and I get nothing. It takes me 20 to 30 minutes of turning it on and off, on and off to finally get anything to happen. I usually have to change the HDMI for every time I turn on my TV. Eventually I'll get dancing letters. Then eventually the menu. If I'm lucky it'll stay on. If I'm not it will freeze up and then I have to start all over again.. Once I do get it up and running I can be watching it and all of a sudden it will shut off.. I'm really starting to get disgusted. And you can't get in touch with Roku to get any help. I feel like I've got a defective device. Six weeks of working and then all of a sudden it stopped.
Thanks for letting us know about the issue you're experiencing.
Could you tell us how your Roku device is powered? Is it connected to the USB port of the TV or to a wall outlet? In some cases, the USB power provided by the TV is not sufficient to power the device. Even though your Roku device may appear to be working, running with insufficient power can lead to instability, crashing, and other unpredictable behavior.
Using the included power cord and power adapter, we suggest plugging your Roku into a working power outlet in the wall. Powering it through a power outlet in the wall has the additional advantage that your Roku player will not need to power up every time you turn on your TV. This means your Roku player will be up and running faster than it would be connected to a TV.
It is powered by the plug into the wall outlet. I am using the power cord and plug that came with the device. I've tried unplugging it and plugging it back in multiple times and nothing changes. I've tried a different wall outlet. I've tried changing the HDMI port nothing helps. It's getting worse instead of better. Took me 35 minutes to get the home screen to come on tonight. It's like playing Russian roulette
The store won't take it back now. It's been 6 weeks. I don't have the box or my receipt anymore. I feel like I wasted a lot of money.
So I've now factory reset my unit twice. It has done nothing to solve the issue. I'm sitting here now trying to get it to come on and it's been over 30 minutes already. There is no reason for this. Why won't Roku do anything? They don't care once they have your money. This is disgusting. I'm sorry I wasted my money.
I think you're right. I think it is defective. Nothing has worked to resolve the issue . I initiated a replacement. They just sent me an email asking for a shipping address. Said they would then send instructions for how to send it back for replacement. Thanks for your help.