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Meaning of yellow power led

New Contributor I


Boots normally, but power led stays yellow. How do I interpret this? Up to now led has stayed solid blue.

I am feeding a standard monitor and a drawing tablet. One from HDMI and the other from Thunderbolt. Both show the same image-which is what I want for drawing.

Startup sometimes takes two pushes of the button. Not sure if this is normal. I would also like to have a setup where a (bluetooth) mouse click would accomplish startup. Can this be done?

Thanks for helping.

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Super User Retired Employee
Have you checked the LED configuration in the BIOS? Have you tried using the the LED Manager app?
Regarding Bluetooth, are you talking about startup from Sleep or Suspend state?
New Contributor I

Thanks for the reply. I suspect you go by "Scott", so may I unload some thoughts about the NUC and me?

As far as computer literacy, I'd put myself on about a "7 of 10" level. I built my old Big Box PC from components and brought it through several iterations of Windows. I'm an ex-Microsoft employee (documentation, not programming).

I bought my NUC in hope for a physically compact system with lots of I/O possibilities. It is that. My problem is that documentation or how-to data is so sparse. I did find the technical product spec and I would guess that I understand about 70% of the content.

People like you are really my only support for the NUC. I am retired and working solo on most of this. I am to the point of seeing if I can re-sell the NUC and purchase a system with better documentation and a strong user group. I mistook the NUC as a compact end-user system, but I have come to believe that it is basically a framework for OEMs and modders.

I would very much appreciate your reactions. Also, where would you advertise if it comes to re-sale.

Thanks for listening to my issues.

Super User Retired Employee

Intel sells the NUCs as bare boards, kits or as (more or less) full systems. If you are not comfortable working at the kit level, look at the system-level products instead (see here: You can also deal with companies like SimplyNUC ( or, who take the kits, generate their own system-level products, and provide the tech support that you might need.


(Yes, Scott; and I am retired too)