hisense roku tv overheating message

When you’re facing Hisense Roku TV overheating message, well, it’s time to get cautious!

When Hisense Roku TV is overheating the machine will not immediately shut down, instead, the temperature must rise above the thermal margin.

If your TV doesn’t turn off, this means that the temperature is just not high enough to damage the HW but high enough to trigger the warning.

The overheating message on the Hisense Roku TV will occur when the CPU’s utilization tents to a maximum for a prolonged period of time.

When combined with the warm air in the environment during the hot summer seasons, the temperature rises above normal.

Let’s continue to unwrap!

Why is My Hisense Roku TV Overheating?

why is my hisense roku tv overheating

The primary reason for the overheating message you’re encountering on the Hisense Roku TV is the elevated hardware temperature of the device.

If the TV has elevated temperature for a continuous amount of time, for about 1 up to 2 minutes, the overheating message will occur.

Here are the potential causes for increasingly high Hisense Roku TV temperature:

  • A fault with the power outlet, oversupplying the TV power source!
  • The Hisense Roku TV is positioned in a non-ventilated (warm) area.
  • Direct sunlight is shining on the surface of the Hisense Roku TV.
  • High utilization of the hardware components has led to overheating.
  • Unclean Hisense Roku TV side or back panel ventilation openings.

How to Tell if Hisense Roku TV is Overheating?

If the TV is really overheating, the unit should be hot to the touch.

This means that the back panel and TV screen will also be hot when touched, indicating that the Hisense Roku TV’s temperature is highly increased.

how to tell if hisense roku tv is overheating

When the temperature rises too much, the TV shuts down!

How to Fix Hisense Roku TV Overheating Message?

Note: Apply the provided solutions in a consecutive order to stop the overheating!

1. Allow Your TV to Cool Down!

The first and most easy solution to the overheating message is to unplug the Hisense Roku TV for at least 10 minutes.

This is the optimal time range required for cooling down all of the internal components back to their standard operational temperatures.

allow your tv to cool down

Press the “Power” button on the Hisense Roku TV remote and unplug the power cable of the TV next.

Wait for at least 10 minutes while the TV’s internal temperature is being reduced and then you should reconnect the power adapter.

Tip: Inspect the Power Equipment!

Another important thing to check while the TV is unplugged is all of the physical cables.

If the power adapter is damaged, for example, it could cause the TV to overheat due to inconsistent power or oversupplying the TV’s power supply with an electrical current.

Try to identify visual power equipment faults such as burnt cables, melted plastic, or exposed wires on the power cable.

In addition, verify that the power outlet is functional by connecting a secondary device to test the power supply with.

If all looks well, continue reading further!

2. Ventiallte or Relocate the TV

ventilate or relocate the tv

Especially during the hot summer season, your Hisense Roku TV could become a victim of overheating simply due to higher environmental temperatures.

To prevent overheating there are a couple of first-hand measures to apply!

Here are a couple of tips and tricks against TV overheating:

  • Block the direct sunlight from shining onto the television.
  • Open a window or turn on the A/C to cool down the air.
  • Relocate the TV to a dust-free spot in a cooler environment.

Important: Move Away from Heat Conductors!

One of the fundamental reasons for TV overheating is due to other devices or any sort of heat conductors.

Such scenarios are possible when you have devices such as heaters, streaming devices, and of course enclosed spaces nearby your television, warming up the airflow.

3. Lower the TV CPU Utilization!

lower the tv cpu utilization

The primary reason that the Hisense Roku TV overheats is due to actions that are putting the internal components of the TV under pressure.

For example, streaming in high quality can especially impact the performance of the TV and elevate the internal hardware temperature.

Here are some tips to reduce the utilization of your Hisense Roku TV’s components!

Tip #1 Exit All Applications!

Start by exiting all applications on your Hisense Roku TV that are currently working and consuming the resources of the TV’s CPU.

All streaming platforms especially must be exited and also removed from the temporal memory storage to free up some resources.

Tip #2 Lower Streaming Quality

lower streaming quality

When you’re streaming from apps installed on your Hisense Roku TV, check whether there is an option to lower the streaming resolution.

This ultimately lowers the TV utilization and will surely decrease the internal hardware temperatures.

Tip #3 Uninstall Some Apps!

It’s likely that some of the applications on your Hisense Roku TV are working in the background without you even using them.

This ultimately increases the use of TV resources, which in turn, raises the internal temperature so by uninstalling unused apps, you’ll relieve the TV’s operation!

Note: Test whether the overheating message will appear while the TV’s idling!

4. Correct the Television’s Airflow

correct the television's airflow

Another cause for the overheating messages on the Hisense Roku TV is that the unit cannot properly ventilate.

This happens when the vents have accumulated dust or hair which clogs the airflow and the internal TV hardware cannot cool down properly.

Follow these instructions to localize and clean the Hisense Roku TV’s vents:

  1. Acquire a soft wet cloth to use for cleaning the vents.
  2. Unplug the power adapter of the Hisense Roku TV.
  3. Locate all of the ventilation openings (side & back).
  4. Use the cloth to collect all dust and dirt on the vents.
  5. Wait until the Hisense Roku TV completely dries up.
  6. Reconnect the power cable of the TV back to an outlet.
  7. Press the power button on the Hisense remote control.
  8. Wait for 3-4 minutes to check if the TV is still overheating.
Alert: Do not reconnect the TV to power while any of the vents are still wet! 

5. Switch to Another Power Outlet

switch to another power outlet

A very high or fluctuating power income from the outlet may be causing the rise in the hardware temperatures, which brings up the overheating message.

To understand whether there’s a problem with the power flow on the electrical outlet’s end, connect the TV to another one!

  • Connect the Hisense Roku TV directly to a standalone power outlet!

Press the power button on the remote control and wait until the Hisense TV starts. Use the TV for a bit and determine if the overheating message is going to reoccur.

If yes, keep reading…

How to Test a Power Outlet?

charge phone in the same outlet

The easiest and quickest way to tell if a power outlet is not working is to charge your phone into the very same outlet.

An alternative to showing any power fluctuations is connecting a light, so you can tell whether the power is consistent by checking whether the light is flickering.

Tip: To increase the TV utilization fast for testing, stream content in the highest quality possible!

6. Update the Television’s Firmware!

If you could still interact with the Hisense Roku TV, we recommend updating the device to the latest firmware version.

update the television's firmware

The overheating message could be a result of a firmware issue with the Hisense Roku TV, where the true internal temperature is not measured correctly.

Follow these instructions to update the firmware of the Hisense Roku TV:

  1. Using the TV’s remote, navigate to the Menu.
  2. Select “Settings” and choose “Support” next.
  3. Pick “Software Update” and press “Check Now”.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete it.
Alert: The Hisense TV must be connected to the internet in order to complete the update!

7. Restore the TV to Initial Settings!

As long as the overheating problem is not hardware related, a factory reset is going to fix the error message.

restore the tv to initial settings

This type of reset is going to erase all content and settings stored on the Hisense Roku TV and once the process is complete, you will be back at the initial setup.

Here’s how to conduct a factory reset on your Hisense Roku TV easily:

  1. Press and hold the “Home” button on the remote control for 3-5 seconds.
  2. Once the advanced settings menu opens, choose the “System Reset” option.
  3. Scroll down and highlight “Factory Reset” from the menu and press “OK”.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the factory reset process.
Alert: Do not unplug the Hisense Roku TV once the factory reset begins!

Quick Recap:

To deal with the Hisense Roku TV overheating message quickly, power cycle the device appropriately first and place the TV in a well-ventilated area.

If you’re still encountering the error, clean the TV’s vents, update the firmware, and conduct a factory reset process.

Follow our technical blog for more helpful resolutions!

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