Roku repair for power supply issue is now $75. Ugh.
Barry and olllllo - Thanks for all the info you've posted. Have either or both of you thought of preparing a step by step detailed instruction guide for making the repair you mentioned? It seems you are well on your way already. I (and maybe other electronic novices) would be willing to contribute to a pay-pal account for such information as it would make me much more willing to try it. I'm tempted to tinker as is but...I'm also thinking I may just have to send it on in to Roku this time around.
I would be happy to help anyone out, but, as far as producing a step-by-step guide... I'd have to go and rip the thing out of its home and crack it open. Not a money thing, really just time. Plus, I'm superstitious about fixing stuff that's not broke.
That being said, at $75, you have alot more to gain by doing it yourself. You'll get it done weeks ahead of sending it in.
Your unit is most probably out of warantee, open it up and see. Disconnect the old power supply connector. If you have an old ATX power supply around like Bill123, you can experiment with that.
You could get one at Fry's, (I'm not the only person to do this. C'mon.) jumper the connections (so you don't cut anything) and do a trial run. You can always take the thing back.
One you see how easy it is, you could have the old power supply out and have the exterior switch mounted to the chassis while you order the power supply replacement.
You could definately be up by the Holidays.
Oh yeah, if it blows up or you die it ain't my fault (or Barry's)!