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Best Way to Fix Roku TV Not Turning On

Roku TV not turning on, what do I do to fix this? I honestly understand your plight, the frustration and disappointment on your face when you are trying to get things done but having a pretty hard time with it.

Roku TV not turning on could be because of faulty Roku TV remote, faulty router box or moderm, faulty hardware or firmware, or power cord not in the right position and so forth

Not too worry, if you are finding it hard turning on your Roku TV, 

Then you are in the right place, I will be giving you a list of possible causes and the solution to why your Roku TV is not turning on in this article.

What is Roku TV

Roku TV is a hardware digital media player, that is popular among the United States of American’s.

The company known as Roku Inc, is based in the United States of America and they offer streaming media contents from the internet.

They offer contents like Netflix, YouTube and other online streaming videos platform.

Roku was first developed and introduced on May 2008 by the Roku Inc, in collaboration with The Netflix developers. 

Why is Roku TV not turning on?

There are several factors that could cause your Roku TV not to turn on, the factors could vary from one user to another.

The factors are:

  • Remote Needs Battery 

Sometimes it could be that the battery inside your remote is bad and needs a new one.

When your remote battery is bad, it finds it hard to receive power because it’s the battery that powers it to function very well. Try removing the battery and entering a new one to see if it works.

  • Remote Connection Lost

Your Remote can lose its connection to your Roku TV because of some bad wires inside or the power button is bad.

This automatically means that the remote can’t function well until repaired. 

Sometimes it could be that just only one key button is not accessing your Roku TV , and the rest are. If you are techy friendly, you could try losing the nuts and see if there are any bad wires. That needs to be fixed. Or try getting a new one.

  • Roku TV has Faulty hardware

Roku TV not turning on could be because of defective hardware, check for the LED light indicator at the bottom center of your screen and see if it showing light.

If it shows light, but your Roku TV isn’t turning on then you are more likely to get a new one or get it repaired.

  • Roku TV Not Receiving Power

Your Remote could be working just fine but your TV might seem unresponsive, this could be as a result of defective hardware like your TV power supply.

You can check the LED lights indicator at the bottom center of your screen to see if your device is in standby mode, if it is and your TV still appears unresponsive, then you might need to factory reset.

This would hopefully clears all saved data and clean up corrupt medias giving your Roku TV a fresh start, but if it doesn’t, you might need to replace or get it repaired.

  • Reset Roku TV

Although you may not have access to the Roku TV settings, but you can try unplugging and plugging back your Roku TV after a few minutes as a way of rebooting. 

But there is also a reset button on your Roku TV remote, you can try rebooting with your TV remote control.

To reboot your Roku TV, disconnect your TV from light to drain the power, press, and hold the power button on your Roku TV for as long as 10-15 minutes, then connect the Roku TV back and turn it on.

 To do this with your Roku TV remote control, tap on the home button 5 times, then press the upper button of the four buttons round the Ok key. Then tap on the “back forward” and “fast forward” buttons.

Why Is My Roku TV not turning on but the red light is on?

If your Roku TV is not turning on but the LED light indicator is showing light, it could be as a result of defective power supply or other hardware.

Disconnect your Roku TV from light and wait for at least 10 minutes before Connecting it back.

Try factory resetting, and see if it works, if it doesn’t work you can try contacting Roku TV customer support for some possible advice.

To reset to factory mode, you may need to get your user’s manual, then locate the pinhole on the back of your Roku TV device, press, and hold according to the user’s manual handbook till the TV have been reset.

Roku TV not turning on, how do I fix this?

If your Roku TV isn’t turning on, there are some simple trouble shooting you can try out to fix it, the steps listed in this article are definitely going to solve the issue.

Follow these simple steps and am confident that within a few minutes your Roku TV will be up and running.

  • Reset Remote Control

Roku TV not turning on sometimes could be blamed on your Roku TV remote control.

This is because sometimes your remote battery might be bad or the buttons may be having some faults.

To Fix this, disconnect your TV and remove your remote batteries wait for at least 5-10 minutes before reconnecting your TV and reinserting your batteries.

More preferably to change new batteries as the old one might have been weak.

Basically, when the button keys on your remote control are bad, you can try using your Roku TV remote app on your device.

To do this, open the Roku TV app on your device and tap on the home button and switch on.

You can also use the power button on your Roku TV, Which is usually at the back or the bottom of your Roku TV device.

  •  Contact Roku TV

In rare cases where the steps above doesn’t solve the issue of Roku TV not turning on, the final step will be to contact Roku, Inc company.

You can contact them via their site or through the contact link on Roku Support site.

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If you have other models of Roku TV device in your home, you could possibly mistake one remote control to the other, always make sure you are using the right remote to turn on the Roku TV.

Also check that all the connecting cables fits in and to connected correctly to your TV.

And always make sure that the remote is pointed directly in front of the Roku TV.

Also, your remote control maybe having interference Connection with your Roku TV, if this is the case, you might have to keep tapping on the power button for as long as it will take the TV to turn on.

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