If your Roku stick is overheating then don’t worry it’s not broken. There is some reason which is causing your Roku to overheat. When your Roku crosses a certain temperature then you can get a overheat message or a red light on your Roku stick. If you’re also facing this overheating issue with your roky stick then don’t worry we’re going to provide you with some working solutions.
Why is my Roku stick overheating?
Below are some of the reason which is causing your Roku stick to overheat.
- Roku stick doesn’t have a heat sink.
- Your Roku Stick is placed in a cabinet or surrounded by walls.
- Roku is plugged in for too long.
How Do I Stop Roku Stick From Overheating?
Unplug Roku Stick
If you’ve faced this issue after long usage of Roku then unplugging it from the power for some time is the solution. Unplug the Roku stick for 15-20 min to cool down and after that plug it back in. Check if the Roku overheating issue is fixed or not. If you’re still getting the issue then again unplug it for 15-20 minutes. Again try plugging it in and check if the overheating issue is fixed or not. If this doesn’t help try following the other steps from below.
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Change Roku Stick Location
If your Roku stick is placed around a hot object or inside a cabinet then you can face the overheating issue. To fix this issue simply remove and place Roku at some other place where there are not hot objects. Make sure Roku is at some cooler place and not surrounded by any cabinet. Also, make sure the Roku stick doesn’t come directly in contact with sunlight which can cause Roku to heat. After changing the Roku stick location unplug the Roku stick and let it cool down. When the temperature of Roku is normal plug it back in and check if the Roku overheating message or red light is fixed or not.
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Use Roku Stick HDMI Extender
Sometimes if you’re using a tv USB port as a power source for your fire stick then you can get the overheating message on your screen. This happens because of a faulty USB or HDMI port or when some of the heat is transferred to your Roku stick. To tackle this situation simply unplug it from the tv and use the power socket for your Roku stick. Now try checking if you’re still getting the issue or not. If you’re still getting the overheating message on your Roku stick then you can ask Roku for the free HDMI extender. You can connect the Roku stick to your tv with the help of an HDMI extender cable which will fix the overheating issue on your Roku stick.
If none of the steps mentioned above worked for you then you try contacting Roku for help. Many users have said that Roku sent them a replacement for their overheating Roku stick. You can also try contacting and explaining the situation to Roku. If you’ve any other fix then do let us know from the comment section below and also check how to fix Smartcast tv not available.