My Roku Express stopped working when I was in the middle of watching something. It boots up but does not respond to the non-voice remote; however, I hear noise from the Roku when I push a button on the remote. Just to be safe, I put in new batteries, but it made no difference. I reset the Roku box, but I am stuck at the Lets Get Started as it will not respond. Any suggestions?
Could you tell us how are you powering your Roku device? 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.
It has worked all this time on the UPS. But how would the model be the cause of the problem if it will not accept any input from the remote. I can't even do the first step of picking the language since I reset it. I haven't gotten to the network setup part.
I’m not saying the model as the cause. But it tells someone how old your device is. So your Roku is roughly 5 years old now. Part of trouble shooting means trying different things. So plug it straight into the wall. Are you sure the battery should put in the remote are good? Did you reboot your modem and router? The fact that you’re Roku just quit working while you were watching something is leaning towards the fact that it’s an internal failure. That’s why I asked you which model it was
I didn't mean model. I mistyped. I meant to say how could the network be the problem if I can't get past the first step of the setup? It sounds like it is going to join the graveyard of many Rokus that have just died here.
Roku’s are cheap. That’s the good thing. Life expectancy is about 3- 5 years. I have a Roku Stick about 5 years old. It’s still works. I have 9 Roku devices. All work great. 3 are TCL Roku TV’s. My cousin had a Roku Stick that lasted 19 months. He threw it out and bought a new one. Roku’s range from $29-99. All depends upon your budget.