Thank you for your input on this.
I was curious about that scenario (never thought about it before), so I went ahead and tried to replicate it with the Intel® Compute Sticks we have in here.
What I did:
1. Checked option enabled in BIOS to Always on, it was there already.
2. Accessed Windows 10* in the Intel® Compute Stick and then soft off the unit (Start > Shut down).
3. After the unit was completely off, I hit the switch in the extension cord (we have a monitor, Intel® Compute Stick and an Intel® NUC connected there) and waited for around 30 seconds.
4. Turned on the extension cord again with the switch and both the monitor and Intel® Compute Stick turned on as expected.
5. Also, please note the Intel® Compute Stick is connected directly to the extension cord with the included power brick.
It worked on my side with the BIOS 0031 on the Intel® Compute Stick STCK1A32WFC as well as STK1AW32SC with latest BIOS (newer version)
My recommendation would be to update to that version (0031) if already in that version, you could perform a BIOS recovery to test your system.
Some useful links for this scenario:
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/intel-compute-stick/000005961.html BIOS Update Instructions for Intel® Compute Stick
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/intel-compute-stick/000005902.html BIOS Recovery Instructions for Intel® Compute Stick
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25506/BIOS-Update-FCBYT10H-86A-?product=86612 Download BIOS Update [FCBYT10H.86A]
The extension cord used (image for illustrative purposes):
I look forward to your outcome with this.
Additionally, if any additional questions or inquiries are present, feel free to contact us back.
Thank you for your answer on this.
I would like to check some things regarding this:
-Are using the power adapter included with the unit?
-Have you tested the behavior of the system with different cables to connect it to the power adapter?
-For how long do you leave the switch off?
-Is it the same if you leave it off for 30 seconds or less?
I look forward to your reply on this.
If you were able to get this to work with the latest BIOS update, I am glad to hear that.
If you are still experiencing the same behavior from the unit, after changing the BIOS setting and following the steps above, you could request a replacement with Intel Customer Support (http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/contact-support.html?group=desktop Contact Support) since I was able to get this to work with the same model on my end.
If any additional questions or inquiries are present, feel free to contact us back.