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Roku 2 is showing a temperature of 85C at IDLE.

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I purchased this roku:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F5NB7MW

And I went into its "secret" menu to see the temperature, its showing around 85C at Idle. I don't know how it will go if I actually start using it, plus this is in the winter time. Anyone want to check theirs and post here? Please make sure its the same Roku, as I guess they are all different.

To get to the secret menu:

Press Home button 5 times, Fast Forward, Play, Rewind, Play, Fast Forward

You have to do the above quickly at the home screen.
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thanks for that. Anyone have the temps from their Roku?
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My Roku 2 is showing 82C seems awfully high to me...! However, I did a chat with Roku and they said this is normal...
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82C = 180 Fahrenheit

Well, mine is even over that at times. Frown
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thats nuts... i wonder if the thermresistors are miscalculated? someone should open theirs up and stick their finger on the SOC. if its too hot to touch, then cut a vent in the top and stick a heatsink on there!
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My Roku 2 was at 86 degrees C this morning at idle and I have holes drilled in the case top and bottom. I have 2 fans running on it now. one on bottom one on top drawing the air through it. Even with both running the best I can get is around 53 degrees Celsius, 125F which still seems high to me. However, since I did this the lock ups and reboots have stopped. I was ready to return it again. Roku already replaced it once for the same reasons. This time I just took matters into my own hands and so far it seems to have worked. Ridiculous that I had to go to such extremes but it was almost not useable without the holes and fans.

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Is this chassis temp or CPU core temp or somewhere else entirely?

The number is kind of useless without context.
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Yes I agree that is pretty warm, but is it the case that is that hot or the chip core itself and is it even accurate?

We are talking about a 4 year old device at this point that has a 5V 2.5A power supply, so it's not a huge power waster like one might think even if its stuck on. I don't think we need to all go home and drill holes in our units and put fans on them. If it was a new one and it was under warranty then it might be worth an email to customer support.
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I run my roku with a several hundred dollar peltier cooler while submerged in a vat of liquid nitrogen. It may be ugly and a safety hazard but this is how I managed to get my toaster under a decent temperature.
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This is the temp that the Roku reports on its "secret" screen. Mock it if you will, but I have not had a lock up or reboot since the cooling mods were made. This is the Roku 2 I've had it for about a year now. I have already emailed Roku support and they sent me a new Roku 2 which almost immediately started getting hot, freezing up and randomly rebooting. After getting the second one and having the same issues, I decided to try and keep it cool to see what happened. So far like stated before its been running perfectly with the mods.
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So what's the normal operating temp range for this device?
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According to Roku it's anywhere from 40-45 degrees C. I least that's what I read in another forum from a poster who contacted Roku with the question.
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I have a Roku stick and I would agree that it runs way hot. Haven't had any freezing issues though.
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Roku 2 running at 50 C.
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