Streaming devices have become an essential part of our entertainment setup and Roku offers a range of streaming devices to enhance our TV viewing experience.
Roku devices may occasionally encounter issues. One common problem that users may come across is the Roku blinking white light issue.
Causes For Blinking White Light
The Roku streaming stick and other Roku streaming players (Roku Express, Roku Express 4K, Roku Streaming Stick 4K, Roku Ultra, and Roku Streambar) all use their flashing white lights to indicate a range of problems. A white blinking light points to the following issues:
How To Fix Roku Blinking White Light
Reboot Your Roku
To begin, make sure you are on the Home screen of your Roku device. Hold the remote control in your hand, and let’s get started. Follow these steps carefully:
By following these simple steps, your Roku device will initiate the restart process. Allow the device a few moments to complete the restart.
Check All Your Cords and Cables
Inspect your Roku device and locate the HDMI cable ports. Remove the HDMI cable and examine if there is an extension attached, as these extensions often malfunction. Issues with the HDMI cables may cause problems with Toshiba TV.
Replace the extension or try connecting the device directly to the TV. Additionally, I consider replacing the HDMI cable with a new one, as they can break internally even without physical movement.
Make sure that there are no loose cable connections. We also use a streaming device that gets loose over time. So, check the connection points of these cables as well.
I also suggest you connect the HDMI cable to a different HDMI port on the back of your TV.
Check Network Settings
Firstly, check if the WIFI is turned on. To do this, go to the settings option on your TV remote and click on the last option, which is the ‘settings’ option.
After that, go to the ‘network’ option and then to the ‘WIFI connection.’ If the connection is not available, then you will see a message indicating the issue.
After analyzing the issue, I found that this is not just a setting problem, but it is a technical problem with the WIFI chip.
Restart Wifi Router
You must restart your network router and check that there is no problem with your router. Because sometimes there may arise problems with your router and your TV is working fine.
Interference in WiFi Connection
Sometimes, there is interference from the outside environment which creates issues in the performance of the wireless signals. You must need to check the objects causing the issue.
Your Roku TV or device may get distracted by Infrared Interference which is used by other devices like Televisions, Microwave Ovens, and Radios.
This is not a usual problem but you may encounter it if you don’t properly place these kinds of devices.
Adjust Display Resolution of Your Roku
Accessing the Settings Menu
First, navigate to the left side of your Roku remote and press the left arrow button. This action will open a menu with various options. Scroll all the way down until you reach the “Settings” option. Select it by pressing the OK button on your remote.
Adjusting the Display Type
Once you’re in the Settings menu, continue scrolling down until you locate the “Display Type” setting. Press OK to access this option.
Automatic Resolution Detection
By default, the Roku is set to “Auto” in terms of resolution detection. This means that it will automatically detect the best resolution based on your TV’s capabilities.
Sometimes, Roku already detects correct resolution according to my experience, you can proceed to Step 4. However, if you believe that the detected resolution is incorrect, follow the next step to manually change it.
Manually Changing the Resolution
Suppose you want to manually adjust the resolution to ensure optimal performance. Select the desired resolution from the available options. For instance, if your TV supports full 4K HDR at 60 frames per second, choose “Full 4K HDR 60.”
After selecting the desired resolution, Roku will verify if it matches your TV’s capabilities. If it does, you’re all set. However, if the chosen resolution exceeds what your TV can handle, an “X” symbol will appear. In this case, proceed to Step 5 to force the output.
Forcing the Output Resolution
If the chosen resolution exceeds your TV’s capabilities but you believe it can handle higher specifications, you can force the output resolution. Simply select the option to force the resolution and press OK. This will override the automatic detection and apply your preferred resolution settings.
Reverting to Automatic Mode
If at any point you’re not satisfied with the changes you’ve made, you can easily revert to the automatic resolution detection. Access the Settings menu again and scroll down to “Display Type.”
Select this option and set it back to “Auto.” Confirm your selection and your Roku will return to automatically detecting the optimal resolution.
Factory Reset Your Roku
- Navigate to the Settings menu on your Roku TV. Locate the settings icon and select it to proceed.
- Scroll down and find the “System” option and access the Advanced System Settings.
- Look for the “Factory Reset” setting and click on it.
- Now, you will be presented with two choices: resetting audio and picture settings or resetting everything. To completely restore your Roku TV to its original factory state, choose the “Reset Everything” option.
- To ensure that you genuinely want to reset your Roku TV, a confirmation code is required. The code for this specific reset is 3262. Type in the code using your remote control or TV interface.
- Proceed by selecting “OK” A final confirmation message will appear on the screen, informing you about the consequences of the factory reset.
- Select “Yes” to confirm. Your TV will then restart, initiating the factory reset procedure. During this process, all accounts, settings, and installed apps will be erased.
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Contact Roku Support
If you require direct assistance from Roku Support, you can reach out to them via phone or email. On the Roku website, you’ll find the official contact information, including phone numbers and email addresses specific to your region.
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