So the display works just fine in Safemode, but when in normal mode you only see "ROKU" on the display from time to time?
If the CF Wi-Fi card plugged in, if so, unplug it and see what it does.
I think normal more draws more current then safemode, so perhaps your wall-wart (aka AC power adapter) is going out and can't supply the needed current and thus the voltage drops lower as the current demand rises?
This is a true blue M1000 where the connections are under the end caps, not a M1001 where the connections are on the back/rear, correct?
If so (not the latter) it needs a 9volt wallwart that can supply 1300mA (1.3A) or more.
The M1000 is unique in that you can use any wallwart that is rated at 9V all the way up to 24V. However it will run hot if you use anything other then the 9V one. So if you have a 15v 15000mA one and it fits, try it.
The tip needs to be positive and the barrel needs to be negative (ground).
Roku3 and Roku HD1000 [Rev B] on a Samsung HLP5674W DLP in the living room; a Roku2 and two Roku XS and a few SoundBridges.Win7; Kubuntu and XP via RT-N66U, E2000 and a switch or two. I own stock in Roku, it's just all in the form of hardware.Viva la Roku