Roku 3 how to view available memory

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Roku 3 how to view available memory

Postby thelostemperor » Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:53 pm

Is there any way to view the available memory on the Roku 3? I just inserted a 2GB microSD and would just like to confirm that the Roku sees it. Is this possible?
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Re: Roku 3 how to view available memory

Postby Gilgamesh » Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:06 pm

thelostemperor wrote:Is there any way to view the available memory on the Roku 3? I just inserted a 2GB microSD and would just like to confirm that the Roku sees it. Is this possible?


If you were asked to format the card then the Roku sees it.

FYI: The SD card is used for storage of the channel code and for nothing else. It is not used for any video processing or game play.
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Re: Roku 3 how to view available memory

Postby thelostemperor » Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:17 pm

Thank you. I did understand the function of the card, I just wanted to be sure it was installed. Apparently not, because I got no message to format it. I'll try re- inserting. Appreciate the response!
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Re: Roku 3 how to view available memory

Postby Gilgamesh » Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:22 pm

Be sure you push it in until it clicks into place. I have to use my fingernail. The card should not be sticking out at all.

Also have the Roku powered down when you insert the card.
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Re: Roku 3 how to view available memory

Postby Basil » Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:10 pm

Gilgamesh wrote:Also have the Roku powered down when you insert the card.

Huh. The instructions from the Roku Support site say otherwise.
To install a microSD card for use with your Roku 3 player:
  1. Press HOME on your Roku remote.
  2. If necessary, temporarily remove the HDMI cable from back of Roku player.
  3. Insert the microSD card into the corresponding slot on the back of Roku 3 with the topside of the card facing up. Be sure to push all the way in until you hear the card click into place.
  4. A dialog indicating, “microSD card detected” will appear on your TV screen. Select Format.
  5. Select Continue to begin formatting. Formatting will take approximately 4-6 minutes depending on capacity.
  6. Once formatting has been completed, select OK on the “Formatting complete” dialog.
  7. Your Roku player will automatically sync to the Roku Channel Store to install the latest channel and game updates. Once this sync is complete, your microSD card is ready for use. (Note: This sync will push any 50MB+ channels that previously could not be installed.)
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Re: Roku 3 how to view available memory

Postby destruk » Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:25 am

If you remove the HDMI cable from the back of the roku, how would you be able to see the message dialog "A dialog indicating, “microSD card detected” will appear on your TV screen. " ??? heh
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Re: Roku 3 how to view available memory

Postby Basil » Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:27 am

destruk wrote:If you remove the HDMI cable from the back of the roku, how would you be able to see the message dialog "A dialog indicating, “microSD card detected” will appear on your TV screen. " ??? heh

I found it necessary to remove the cable. And only did it temporarily, as it said. That's when I saw the message. When the temporary part ended, and I plugged the cable back in.

How did you do it?
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Re: Roku 3 how to view available memory

Postby kc8pql » Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:36 am

The only way I could get my R2 to see the card was to do as Gil suggested, de-power the box, insert card and re-power.
Do you want to format the microSD card message then pops up. Click OK.
Should note however that the box is one of the very first XDs.
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Re: Roku 3 how to view available memory

Postby Basil » Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:52 am

kc8pql wrote:The only way I could get my R2 to see the card was to do as Gil suggested, de-power the box, insert card and re-power.
Do you want to format the microSD card message then pops up. Click OK.
Should note however that the box is one of the very first XDs.

I inserted the card into my Roku 3 last night, using the instructions on the Website. Worked like a charm. Since the OP asked about Roku 3, I figured the instructions would work the same for him.
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Re: Roku 3 how to view available memory

Postby destruk » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:01 pm

Basil wrote:
destruk wrote:If you remove the HDMI cable from the back of the roku, how would you be able to see the message dialog "A dialog indicating, “microSD card detected” will appear on your TV screen. " ??? heh

I found it necessary to remove the cable. And only did it temporarily, as it said. That's when I saw the message. When the temporary part ended, and I plugged the cable back in.

How did you do it?


I used my psycic x-men powers to make the TV display the message with all the cords unplugged from it. :)
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Re: Roku 3 how to view available memory

Postby mkiker2089 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:21 am

The label goes down on my box, or my box has the slot backwards. The card will only insert one way though so there shouldn't be issues on that.
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Re: Roku 3 how to view available memory

Postby Basil » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:29 am

mkiker2089 wrote:The label goes down on my box, or my box has the slot backwards. The card will only insert one way though so there shouldn't be issues on that.

Actually, mine's that way, too. I just figured I didn't know which way was up (a common occurrence in my life, it seems).
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Re: Roku 3 how to view available memory

Postby quitlan » Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:12 pm

thelostemperor wrote:Is there any way to view the available memory on the Roku 3? I just inserted a 2GB microSD and would just like to confirm that the Roku sees it. Is this possible?


After you've been prompted on screen and the Roku has formatted your SD, go to "Settings" then "About" and your sd card data--capacity and used %-- ought to show on the bottom of the list.

My card also goes in, Roku 3, label down and didn't read first time so I reinserted it and was then prompted to format it. If threre is no prompt for a new card it's fair to assume it has not been recognized.
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Re: Roku 3 how to view available memory

Postby kc8pql » Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:38 pm

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