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I am able to access the Roku screen showing a backdrop of city buildings and moving across the screen are misc. ads for showtime, fix movies etc. what I am unable to do is get into the larger menu that has netflix etc. etc. where I make the ultimate movie choice.

Technician's Assistant: How's your WiFi signal strength? Can you connect to the Internet using a computer or another device?

I am on my desktop now

Technician's Assistant: Have you tried restarting both your digital media player and your router?

No

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I cannot think of anything at the moment, there may be a question after connection

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Recorders and Players
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Electronics Technician: Aric, Technician replied 6 months ago
Aric
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I'm reviewing your details and will reply shortly.

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Electronics Technician: Aric, Technician replied 6 months ago

Which model Roku do you have here and was it working before?

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Electronics Technician: Aric, Technician replied 6 months ago

Hello are you there and do you need assistance with this???

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Electronics Technician: Aric, Technician replied 6 months ago

I need to know what model Roku (Roku 2, 3, Premiere, etc.) you have so I can tell you how to reset it, and I also need to know the rough age of the Roku so we can see if the remote batteries needs to be replaced. Solving this requires communication, so if you want to sort this- reply back.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I do not know which Roku model I have. I have a TN that seems to be connected directly to the computer and I use the Roku hand device to get into roku
Electronics Technician: Aric, Technician replied 6 months ago

Okay then I can't help.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
When will the expert call, I have things to do
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Please do not have technician call me, I have called another local technician. Thank you
Electronics Technician: Nathan, Technician replied 6 months ago
Nathan
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I’m Nathan, and I’ll be assisting you today.

Sorry to hear that you’re having trouble with this but I’ll do my best to help you out. The prior tech opted out, I apologize that he did not explain what was happening.

As a starting point, we'll need to reset the roku system:

Power off the tv and disconnect both power and hdmi from the roku.

Remove the batteries from the roku remote

Wait 5 minutes,

reconnect hdmi, power the tv on, then plug the roku power back in

put in a new set of fresh batteries into the roku remote

when you see the roku logo show on screen, press and hold the HOME button on the roku remote for 15 seconds.

Let me know the results.

Thank you,

Nathan

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
The home screen is on showing Netflix cbs etc
Electronics Technician: Nathan, Technician replied 6 months ago

Okay that sounds like it progressed from what you saw previously. Are you not able to use the arrow left/right buttons to highlight netflix for example, and press ok to select it?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
No l and r buttons do not respond
Electronics Technician: Nathan, Technician replied 6 months ago

Did you go through the complete reset process I mentioned earlier?
If so, please repeat once more, but this time use the little button (usually black or purple) inside the battery compartment of the roku remote

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I went thru your instructions. I can not locate a button in battery compartment
Electronics Technician: Nathan, Technician replied 6 months ago

There is always a button there, it is small (not under the batteries, but under the cover), may be purple, gray, green, or black. Small, smaller than the tip of a pencil eraser.

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Electronics Technician: Nathan, Technician replied 6 months ago

Hello, it appears your question is still open.

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