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Roku will not power on... =/

Postby debonu » Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:40 pm

So I get home tonight and find that my Roku box will not power on... I attempted several times to get the box to come up with my harmony remote and the actual roku remote with no success. I then pulled the power plug and waited a few seconds and put it back in to see if that would reset the box and again no success. I then hit the reset button on the back of the device to see if that would do anything and still nada...

Any help would be greatly appreciated in trouble shooting this issue. I bought the box when they were first released so I doubt it is still under warranty...

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Re: Roku will not power on... =/

Postby kumasuki » Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:50 pm

debonu wrote:So I get home tonight and find that my Roku box will not power on...

Quite likely the PSU (aka power supply) - search the forums for the specs to replace. (You can also contact support who will try to get you to purchase an 'extended' warranty: RIP OFF!)
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Postby moviegeek65 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:53 pm

It's probably the power supply, I borrowed this from another thread:

Fry's has a few different things that will work. The particular one I decided on is called the Rhino 2500mA AC Adapter. It's labeled for use with digital cameras, but will work fine with the box using the largest included tip and the 5v setting. It's also important to install the tip in the "center positive" orientation. The instructions cover how to do that.

Here's the Fry's product page for it...

I bought a used Cisco 34-0912-02 power supply and it works great.
Tip and polarity work without modifications ... 0196748671
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Postby Burkhardi » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:05 pm

Just an FYI:
The 5volt 2.5amp (2500mA) is $9 from the Roku store.
Seems they are selling the big boy from the XR for all three models (according to the spec on their site).
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Postby mkiker2089 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:01 pm

Just take the PS to radio shack and match the tip up. No need to go to any trouble. It's what 5 volts? It's written on the thing I'm just too lazy to get up off the couch. Match what it's "output" is labeled and and your good to go.
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Postby moviegeek65 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:25 pm

Here's a direct link to the Roku DVP power supply: ... es-W2.aspx

This thread should be a sticky.
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