onn roku tv flashing red light

Is your Onn Roku TV flashing red light and your TV not turning on?

The problem is well-known to the Roku community and there are quite a few different methods that users frequently utilize to solve this problem.

In this guide, we’ll unwrap everything about the issue in easy-to-follow steps and help you solve the problem, permanently!

The blinking red light on an Onn Roku TV appears for a number of reasons, such as power insufficiency, faulty wiring, and a malfunctioning power source. The solution includes addressing each possibility in chronological order until the issue is resolved.

Why Onn Roku TV Flashing Red Light?

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Here are some of the general reasons why the Onn Roku TV red light is blinking:

Insufficient Power Supply

When the USB power cable does not provide sufficient power to the TV, it starts displaying a message on the screen, and red light blinks.

Due to this, your device may also lead to other problems such as unpredictability, and crashes.

False Inputs

When the TV remote is constantly sending inputs due to a bug or a button that is stuck inside the red light will be blinking.

Power Equipment Problem

The power issues continue with the possibility of bad equipment including the power cable of your Onn Roku TV as well as the power strip/source.

In addition, the power input of your TV could be causing the red light to blink.

Software Issue

In some rare cases, the problem comes from the operating system and the restart here is what solves the problem in no time. 

With the possibilities upfront, let’s jump into the solution guide!

How To Fix Onn Roku TV Red Light Blinking?

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To solve the problem, make sure to follow the solutions in order and apply the instructions chronologically.

This will not only help you solve the problem but also allow you to identify the problem to avoid the same occurrence in the future!

Solution #1 Hard Reset The Onn Roku TV

The TV malfunctions for various reasons, including faulty hardware, and as a result, the device becomes stuck and the red light blinks.

To fix this problem, you need to perform a hard reset on your Onn Roku TV to be able to eliminate the “freeze” problem. 

Follow the instructions below to hard reset and power cycle the Onn Roku TV:

  1. Turn OFF the Onn Roku TV.
  2. Unplug the Power cable from the outlet or the power strip.
  3. Press the Power button on the TV.
  4. Wait for 2 minutes.
  5. Plug the cable into the power source.

Once the power circulation is over, test whether the red light will continue to blink!

Tip: You can also reboot your Onn Roku TV using the remote control.

Solution#2 Use A Different USB Port

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There is a USB power cable that comes with the Roku TVs that provide power to the TV. When there is a problem related to the USB a message will pop up on the screen: 

  • “The USB port on your television will not power this Roku device!

The message does not necessarily mean a cable problem. The USB port is also a suspect!

Here is a correct way to try USB power cable to different ports of the TV:

  1. Switch the Roku TV OFF from the Power button.
  2. Unplug the USB cable from the TV.
  3. Inspect the cable for visible damage.
  4. Also, take a look at the USB port. Is anything wrong?
  5. Plug the cable into the alternative USB input on the TV.
  6. Test whether the red light will still be blinking.

In case the problem appears on ALL USB ports, proceed with the next solution!

Solution#3 Remove/Replace Remote Batteries!

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Your Onn Roku TV remote may not even be the cause of the red light blinking.

Instead, check whether any of the remote buttons are stuck inside, constantly sending commands to the TV, which essentially, makes the red light blink.

The fastest way to exclude this possibility and proceed further is to remove the batteries!

Here are some steps that you can follow:

  1. Check whether the remote is paired with the TV.
  2. Remove the batteries from your remote control.
  3. Press all the remote buttons.
  4. Insert new batteries into the remote.
  5. Test.

This method will ensure that the remote is not causing the problem.

In case the issue, however, persists, feel free to proceed with the next solution and solve the problem as soon as possible!

Tip: In case the problem is still there, keep the remote batteries out until the end of this guide!

Solution#4 Use A Different Power Source

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Most frequently the Onn Roku TV shows a red light blinking when the device is not receiving enough power to be able to turn on.

Above we discussed many solutions to get a sufficient power supply but if they did not work, then the problem is with the source. 

Simply plug your TV into a standalone wall socket and avoid using a power strip!

To justify that the new power source is working, use another device to test with.

In case the red light continues to blink even when the TV is connected to a proven-to-work power source, then the issue might be more complex than we thought. Jump to the next solution!

Note: Make sure that your USB power cable works perfectly, otherwise this solution won’t work!

Solution#5 Connect ALL Cables Tightly 

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As we’ve already mentioned the red light blinking problem on the Onn Roku TV mostly happens due to power supply problems.

This is why in this step, we’ll disconnect ALL cables from the TV and reconnect only the power cable. 

All you need to do is follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Turn OFF the Onn Roku TV.
  2. Disconnect ALL cables!
  3. Remove ALL third-party devices (consoles, soundbars, headphones, etc..).
  4. Inspect the USB port and clean any hair, dust, or debris.
  5. Plug in ONLY the power cable and make sure that it goes all the way in.
  6. Turn on the Onn Roku TV.
Note: In case the problem persists, replace the power cable and try again!

Solution#6 Seek Help From Professionals

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After implementing all the above solutions, if nothing works for you, then it is time to go for professional help.

In case you’ve skipped any of the solutions above, scroll up and make sure to try everything before drawing a conclusion.

When the problem is persistent, you’ll need to contact Roku Support for more help!

Make sure to share what you’ve tried in this post to be able to save time and provide the investigation with a head start. With a bit of luck, the problem will be gone in no time!

Quick Recap:

The red light on your Onn Roku TV appears due to reasons such as insufficient power supply, damaged power cable, and bad wall socket/strip. The solution includes performing a power circulation and replacing the power equipment step by step!

Final Thoughts:

Here we’ve learned why Onn Roku TV red light blinking problem appears and how to solve the problem in a matter of minutes!

Keep in mind that you can always receive professional help by reaching out to the supplier-customer service so there is nothing to worry about.

Perhaps that’s your chance to put the Onn Roku TV warranty into use!

Nicole B