Setup my Roku streaming stick + yesterday. Only took 45 mins, went to switch tv back to dish, tv ended up freezing up. So I went to unplug the roku stick, it was almost too hot to touch! Everything the Roku stick was doing was fine, just worried if it's overheating, it will fry my ports on my TV if left plugged in too long. Roku Streaming Stick + (3810, 3811 series) #magnavoxTV #overheat
I have this issue with only one of my Roku sticks. I have 4 others in my home that don't get hot. I bought a six-foot HDMI cable which is connected to the HDMI port on the side of my TV. I purchased a female connector that connects at end of the HDMI cable to which I connected the Roku stick. Connected Roku power and attached it to the Roku stick. Lastly, I have an 80mm fan that I sit the Roku stick on to keep it cool. It works perfectly. Everything is hidden behind by cabinet. There's a little fan noise. But once the sound is on the television, you cannot hear the fan. I cut off the fan and disconnect the Roku stick at the end of the day when not using the television. I wish I could attach a pic of my set-up to share.
Power adapter, which is included with the Roku purchase and recommended for the best performance, gets hot when plugged in directly to the wall. As well as Roku stick itself. Please note that I'm talking about the situation when TV is switched off.
Actually my Roku is in the Guests Mode, and no one is using it at this moment.
I didn't use Roku myself as I prepared it for my guests, who are yet to come.
But I don't like the fact that while Roku is being INACTIVE, its power adapter and the Roku stick itself are getting hot.
Fyi - if I connect Roku stick directly to USB port (to power it on), the stick is OK (not hot), if TV is off.
But when I switch TV on, Roku Logo starts bouncing, which is annoying. I spend the whole day yesterday, checking on how to avoid this problem, but the only working solution for me was - to connect directly to the wall via power adapter. So Logo stopped bouncing, but the power adapter gets hot (back to issue described above).
What do I do to stop Roku stick/its power adaptor from getting hot ?
If the Roku is powered from the wall, it's "on" all the time. They really don't enter a low power mode at all. They simply don't use that much energy. And yes, the Roku Stick can get quite warm, which is why it's recommended to use an HDMI extension cable to move the Stick further away from the TV to help it remain a bit cooler.
If it's plugged into the TV USB power, the Roku is completely powered off when the TV is off. So naturally it's nice and cool. So you'll see the boot screen (dancing letters) when you first power it on. Only way to avoid that is to leave it connected to the wall.
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