This seems to happen all too often. If you are still within its warranty period, contact Intel Customer Support and arrange for it to be replaced. Here is contact information broken down by geography:
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/contact-support.html# @11 Intel Customer Support Contact Information for US and Canada
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/contact-support/emea-contact.html Intel Customer Support Contact Information for Europe, Middle East and Africa
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/contact-support/apac-contact.html Intel Customer Support Contact Information for Asia-Pacific
http://www.intel.la/content/www/xl/es/support/contact-support/lar-contact.html Intel Customer Support Contact Information for Latin America
I understand you have an Intel® Compute stick and it does not power on.
Please try the following information and let me know if this fails to boot the Intel® Compute stick.
Although I am a Linux user and used to having to do some work to get things as I want them I don't consider having to be a computer technician with a brand new piece of equipment acceptable.I am very disappointed that a company such as Intel allowed a sub-standard piece of equipment on to the market, this is what I expect of Microsoft both with hardware and software not a respected IT company.
I will at the reviews more carefully in future.
For no boot issue, you can perform the steps linked below:
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/intel-compute-stick/000016715.html Troubleshooting No Boot Issues on Intel® Compute Stick
Additionally, you can check if the Intel® Compute stick still under warranty at
https://supporttickets.intel.com/ics_cx_warranty_information Warranty Information
Same problem with my 1st compute stick STCK1A32WFC. It was a hassle when upgrading the windows 8.1 to 10 back then, finally it took a community member (not Intel or MS representative) to find a workaround for stalled upgrade. Then I bought a newer compute stick and I want to sell off this one, so I did a reset to the 1st stick and it got bricked. Intel support website is not helpful at all I can't even open a ticket (back in Jan/Feb this year). I guess that would be the last computing product I'm gonna buy from Intel, they should really stick to making processors. Good luck with the IoT and microcomputer stuffs (Intel compute card, Intel Joule, NUC and etc.)
Does anyone know what is the cause of the problem? I have deployed many ICS and have encountered the same problem for at least 8 sticks. The failure rate is about 10% for me. Not good at all...
Root cause? Poor timing of product release. 1st gen stick is released around the end of windows 8.1, so the hardware are all tested to work well with that OS. Then come windows 10, even the upgrade has some issues as windows 10 is not really meant for mobile system like compute stick which uses eMMC for main storage compared to conventional hard disk. I would say both Intel and Microsoft screwed up, and the warranty only lasts for 1 year. It's a shame, old computers can at least work 5-10 years.