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Arsynics
Channel Surfer

Roku Completely Unresponsive

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I’ve never had an issue with this happening before, but someone in the house turned the tv off with the tv’s remote and not with the Roku remote as usual. Ever since then the Roku remote has been completely unresponsive, the menu will not come up, the remote can turn the tv off and on but not do anything else. When I unplug the Roku stick to reset it, the menu does not come up, and no matter how many times I press the reset buttons, nothing happens on the screen. I don’t know how to fix this issue and can’t find anything online about it.

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Arsynics
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Re: Roku Completely Unresponsive

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I think the cats pulled the extension cord out of the wall so that was the issue! The tv and Roku’s cord are plugged into different areas so that explains why the tv was working.

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Strega
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Re: Roku Completely Unresponsive

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Turning off the TV with the TV remote shouldn't make any difference.  But I wonder if they used some other features of that remote, such as changing the input away from the Roku input? (Just a guess.)

atc98092
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Re: Roku Completely Unresponsive

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Need to know the model number of your Roku. Just saying "Stick" isn't enough, as there's been many different versions of the Roku Stick. I realize that it might be difficult to get to the menu to see that with the remote not working, but the number should be printed on the case somewhere, or you can use the Roku app on your phone (assuming the Roku is still connected to the network). 

Don't press the factory reset button (recessed button on the Stick) until you have a working remote. There's no way to control a Roku Stick without a working remote, so setup would be impossible if you reset the player. If you've pressed the button, but didn't hold it in for 30 seconds, then it hasn't been reset.

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Arsynics
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Re: Roku Completely Unresponsive

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The model number is 3810X and I don’t think that the Roku is on the home network anymore because I can’t find it in the app. I don’t think i held any reset buttons for 30 seconds but I might have and didn’t realize it. 

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Arsynics
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Re: Roku Completely Unresponsive

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I’m honestly not too sure if they did or not, I just remember it being on the Roku menu screen before they turned the tv off, and when I went to turn it on today the menu never came up so they could’ve pressed something else and I didn’t notice it.

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Arsynics
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Re: Roku Completely Unresponsive

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I think the cats pulled the extension cord out of the wall so that was the issue! The tv and Roku’s cord are plugged into different areas so that explains why the tv was working.

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atc98092
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Re: Roku Completely Unresponsive

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@Arsynics wrote:

I think the cats pulled the extension cord out of the wall so that was the issue! The tv and Roku’s cord are plugged into different areas so that explains why the tv was working.


So you now see your Roku on your TV screen? I didn't understand that it wasn't there before from your previous posts. If you did hold the reset button long enough, you'll now have to go through the setup process again. But it should at least be working correctly again now. 

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Arsynics
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Re: Roku Completely Unresponsive

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Yeah I see it now and everything is working fine, Im sorry for the confusion. I didn’t know what the problem was so I didn’t really know how to explain everything

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Strega
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Re: Roku Completely Unresponsive

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It's funny because people complain that when they call support they have to put up with questions like: "Is it plugged in?"  Well, there is a reason that they ask that!!!  Smiley Very Happy  Glad you got it worked out!

Tivoburkee
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Re: Roku Completely Unresponsive

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The Roku remote wasn't reset so it still controls the tv by IR, it now needs to be re-paired to the Roku stick. 

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