After receiving a new DE1-SoC I wanted to test if it is working correctly. According to the 'getting started' document and the user manual I should be able to perform a test by setting the FPGA configuration switches to the default values (10010), plugging in the power connector and pressing the power button. When I do so, literally nothing happens. No power LED, no test display on the 7-segs.I did change the US wallsocket-to-adapter cable to a 250V europlug cable (mains is 230V over here), but the adapter has 100 - 240V input specs so this should be allowed. Am I missing something here or is something malfunctioning (either the board or the adapter obviously)?
I've heard reports of DOA power adapters coming with terasic boards (haven't seen one personally). Measure the adapter output voltage under rated load and RMA it if it isn't working.