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TMacie
Channel Surfer

Roku remote keeps turning TV on and off when I try to turn TV on.

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For the last month or so, the remote for my streaming stick turns the TV on and off and on and off repeatedly when I try to turn on the tv. I had thought it was the remote or stick so I bought a brand new stick with remote and it does the same thing. If I cover the IR emitter with my hand after I press the power button and until I access a channel, the issue doesnt happen. The issue doesnt happen when I turn the tv off.

the original stick and remote worked fine for a few years. The TV brand is Westinghouse.

 

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HDMIGuy
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Re: Roku remote keeps turning TV on and off when I try to turn TV on.

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@JanAtheCPA Never use a TV USB port to power a Roku.  Most do not have enough power and will result in problems.

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RokuCarly
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Re: Roku remote keeps turning TV on and off when I try to turn TV on.

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Hi @TMacie.

Welcome and thank you for posting here at the Roku Community!

We appreciate you getting in touch with us regarding your remote issues on your Roku streaming device. We hear you and we're here to assist you with this.

Have you tried to pair your Roku remote to control your TV again? If not, here's our Support link to further assist you with doing that: How to set up your Roku voice remote

Keep us posted on how it goes and we'd be more than willing to continue assisting you with this.

All the best,

Carly

Carly Y.
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TMacie
Channel Surfer

Re: Roku remote keeps turning TV on and off when I try to turn TV on.

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Hi, yes I have tried this. Like I mentioned, its happening with a Roku stick that had been fine for a few years as well as a brand new one (remote too).

Travis

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TimmyQue
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Re: Roku remote keeps turning TV on and off when I try to turn TV on.

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Hey Travis,

My TV also randomly started doing this a week ago. I found this solution that seems to have done the trick for me:

Turn off HDMI-CEC in the menu. Navigate to Settings > System > Control Other Devices (CEC) and ensure you have unchecked all of the boxes. Restart your TV.

Hopefully it'll work for you as well!

Cheers,

Tk

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Nigel72
Channel Surfer

Re: Roku remote keeps turning TV on and off when I try to turn TV on.

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I am having this problem as well. Just bought a brand new Roku stick for my living room Samsung TV.

I tried the steps for system settings and all it has is "1-touch".

If I use the Samsung remote to turn on the TV it works fine, but with the Roku remote, it flips out.

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TMacie
Channel Surfer

Re: Roku remote keeps turning TV on and off when I try to turn TV on.

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Unfortunately this didn’t work for me. I still have to hide the remote when I turn the tv on until i go into a channel.

RokuTakashi
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Re: Roku remote keeps turning TV on and off when I try to turn TV on.

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Hi @TMacie @Nigel72,

Greetings from the Roku Community!

Thanks for letting us know about this behavior you have encountered with Roku remotes. For us to better understand, could you please provide specific information about the issue you've encountered? Also, what troubleshooting steps have you taken to resolve the issue?

Once information is received, we'll be able to assist further.

All the best,
Kash

Takashi O.
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TMacie
Channel Surfer

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@RokuTakashi 

I started the thread. Please see the first post for details on my issue.

 

Travis

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RokuTakashi
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Re: Roku remote keeps turning TV on and off when I try to turn TV on.

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Hi @TMacie,

Thanks for the update.

Could you please provide us with the serial number of your Roku streaming sticks? This can be found in Settings > System > About

Your response will be appreciated.

All the best,
Kash

Takashi O.
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Nigel72
Channel Surfer

Re: Roku remote keeps turning TV on and off when I try to turn TV on.

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I am having the exact same issue as TMacie.

The serial number for my Roku stick is X02500A2EMPF

 

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