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TROUBLESHOOT ROKU LOW POWER & FLASHING RED LIGHT ISSUE

Published On: December 26, 2019 Category: Error Code

There are times when your Roku device starts blinking with a red light or keeps flashing a red light continuously.  This usually indicates that Roku is having a low power supply.

Let’s cover this in detail!

Flashing Red lights means the device is overheated. On the other hand, if the red light blinks in some interval it refers that power supply to the Roku device is inadequate to work properly.

Roku low power & Flashing red light issue

Fixing this is important as it may turn into device freezing, crashes or other fatal results. So without wasting any more time, let’s get started.

Solutions to get fix go.Roku.com/low power warning

Whenever your Roku device screen starts displaying the ‘low power warning’ message, follow the below steps to resolve the problem:

Always Use the included power adapter

It is highly advisable that you always use the adapter that comes with the Roku player to connect your Roku device with the main power outlet. The reason for this, the adapter you’re using other than the included, may not supplying sufficient power to Roku or can also harm the device.

Same way, If you’re using the Roku sticks, use the USB cable that comes with the Roku package.

Make sure the USB power adapter you’re using is not less than  5V, 1A (1000mA).

Try Different USB Port on TV

Sometimes it may happen that you’re using the same USB cable that comes with Roku player but still getting the power supply alerts on Roku TV screen.

If we talk about the reason for this, The USB ports come with different power output specifications. Not every USB port is same, each has different current flow ability. It may happen that the port you’re currently connecting with is not compatible to supply the sufficient power supply needed for Roku player.

Simply disconnect the USB cable and connect it to a different TV USB port to check if it works.

Pro Tip- Disconnect all other USB connected to your TV for a while to reduce the power usage and faster the power supply to Roku device.

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Use HDMI Extension

Yes! You can reduce the power interference by simply installing an independent HDMI extension to connect your Roku device with TV instead of using the USB cable.

Connect Directly to Power Outlet (if you’re connecting through USB)

Another effective solution connects your Roku device directly to the main power outlet to avoid any intermediate power medium.

Another benefit you will get by directly connecting your Roku device to the main wall power outlet, it will not require to charge every time you start your TV. And thus, it will also perform faster than compared to a USB connection.

Securely attach the power adapter

The reason you’re getting the low power supply warning -loose adapter! Simply disconnect and reattach the power adapter to a power outlet to ensure that it is connected securely and firmly.

If you are still getting the go.Roku.com/lowpower warning, you may try the different power outlet as a last resort.

Try a different power outlet

As there is a possibility that the power outlet you’re connecting with is defective or damaged. Try connecting the power adapter to a different power outlet. Alternatively, you can try connecting another electronic device to see if it can connect with the same power outlet.

Further, if your Roku device constantly glowing with a red light, you can perform the below troubleshooting steps:

How to Fix Red light flashing constantly in Roku device?

Usually, whenever you touch the Roku device after the usage of sometime the Roku body will be warm. It is quite normal! But in the event, you find the temperature hotter than the normal – it can be a major concern!

Luckily, other than flashing red, your device will also alert you with a ‘device is overheating’ warning message so that you can perform the needful before it can turn into a worse condition.

Note: Almost every roku models comes with tiny a light on the front of the set top box which flashes white or green lights during general device operating.

So let’s start troubleshooting:

Keep Roku Device Out of enclosed area

Have you placed your Roku device inside a cupboard/cabinet/case? If yes, this could be the reason why your Roku device is getting overheated.

It is highly recommended to keep your device in an open airy place so it can function properly.

Allow your Roku Device to Cool

The next important thing you must do is letting your Roku device be cool. Simply, remove the cable from the main power supply and place your device to a non-flammable place such as on the tile floor.

Word of Caution: DO NOT keep your Roku device under the direct sunlight.

Place Roku Away from other electronics device

Be sure there are no other electronics devices around your Roku device. Also, maintain some distance between the Roku device and TV. Doing this will not only lower the wireless interruption but also keep your device cool.

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