Chromecast Overheat Issues Requiring Reboot

Lately I have been having issues where the cast would freeze. Chromecast has ‘ready to cast’ on the TV but the Chromecast will not be found on your devices. The only fix is to unplug the USB power source and plugging back in. This seems to fix it but the Chromecast is extremely hot. Has anyone experienced this?

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7 thoughts on “Chromecast Overheat Issues Requiring Reboot

  1. Freelance

    Same here regarding the overheating. I get annoying messages that I should reduce the quality of the stream because Chromecast keeps freezing. The stream on the laptop is doing perfectly well, but the screen on the TV freezes.

    I am concerned that this little gadget is going to end up collecting dust or being returned to the store for a refund.

  2. CC Administrator Post author

    Last two days it has been ok. But two days ago, I had to reboot it twice. A bit annoying but I am sure you will be covered if it does break down and they will give you a refund. I just hope it doesn’t damage the TV!

  3. zinv

    Well my chromcast i believe overheated, which resulted in it no longer botting up, not displaying any output, and not being discoverable by any of my devices. I ve already RMA’d it so i will be getting a new one but still doesnt seem like a good sign

  4. Ruben Yucaipa

    I am experiancing overheating everytime I plug it in. I disconnect after every use (both from TV and Power Source), but after watching one show (30 mins) it is extreamly hot and it freezes when loading the next show. I will need to unplug wait for it to cool and start over.

    1. CC Administrator Post author

      The Chromecast does run hot. But I discover that the freezing was due to my PC going into sleep mode. What are you casting from?

  5. Daniel Modell

    I’m having the same problem. It worked fine for a few weeks, but now it seems to overheat and crash all the time. I’m probably going to just give up on it. High hopes dashed.

  6. Francis

    9/22/2013…received it 9/21/2013 brand spanking new and it sucks i rather go through the hassle of a long hdmi cable because that doesn’t OVERHEAT to scalding temperatures! This is ridiculous why release a product if you haven’t fully tested it…or worse never actually TESTED it. I’m highly disappointed I waited about a month to get one and for naught. *shake my head* I really had high hopes for the cast and hoping they would allow it to stream laptop feed for gaming.

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