Have problem with 2016 NUC. Windows 10. Trying to rip DVD or large file copy, or if unit comes under power draw, system will shutdown. Have to unplug, wait 30min+, then can power on. I've downloaded latest BIOS twice (both 384 and prior version) to USB and tried F7 and Visual BIOS to update with same result. System shuts off after first reboot and power button LED flashes RED once per couple of seconds. I unplug power, wait 30 min, then can power on again.
500GB Samsung m.2 2280 SSD (win 10 boot drive)
Crucial 2x8GB RAM DDR3-1600
Seagate/Samsung Spinpoint M9T 2TB 5400RPM data drive
My power button boot menu only lists the 3 options for (from memory) Boot Menu; BIOS update (F7); BIOS Settings.
I recopied the .bio file to my USB drive (8GB FAT32) and used the front yellow USB port.
I booted up the NUC as I normally do and pressed F7 (no F4 option, did not try if hidden option) for BIOS update.
NUC could see the USB drive and file (same as it did in front, blue port), so I selected the .bio file, Y to confirm, and, again, the NUC shutdown and the power button flashed red/amber instead of blue. No reboot, nothing on the screen, etc.
I've unplugged power and have to wait another 30min or so before I can try again.
I've also previously set BIOS settings to default (F9) and saved/exited
I've reformatted the USB drive. (not quick FAT32). I've copied the BIOS file to the USB drive.
No matter how I press the power button, I never get the Power Button Menu. I've tried from an O/S (Win10) restart and cold boot. I've removed the power and will wait 30min and try from a cold boot. If I hold the power button (Top, near front panel) for 3 seconds, I get solid blue. If I press and hold for 4+ seconds, It shuts off again.
When my NUC shuts itself off (too much CPU iTunes sync, etc), I must pull power and wait 1hr before doing anything.
During a normal boot, with the USB drive into any USB port, I can attempt a BIOS update. The NUC sees the USB drive and the .bio file. When I select the file, and <ENTER> for Yes, the NUC starts to reboot, then shuts off and the power button LED flashes Amber. Any button press at the point does nothing and I must remove power and wait at least 30 min and try again.
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Hope this will work
This procedure did work. I did have to leave the power cord out for over 1 hr after the procedure before the NUC would fully turn on again.
I did get into the BIOS and set and saved the defaults.
So far I'm running Chrome, IE,, iTunes, and listening to a podcast while typing this.
All processes are showing low to moderate power usage and no high speed fan spinning followed by a shutdown.
Later today i will try to sync my Iphone and iPad.
Thank you !
NUC had been running for a few hours, updating my iTunes libraries, backing up files, and surfing the web
iPad backup was corrupted during prior backup. Deleted backup in attempt to do a full backup again.
Part way through, i hear the fan spinning, then, plunk, power shuts down.
Will try again in a couple of hours. Need to see if i can find a data only cable.
I followed the iFixit instructions and the YouTube video after the one you linked too. Found a buildup of dust (not as much as in the video) and cleared out all dust. NUC has been running fine ever since. I unsuccessfully tried to sync my iPad (full backup as prior were corrupted due to NUC shutdowns). It nearly completed. I will try again later this evening after ambient temperature drops.