This is for my nuc5i7ryh.
Was trying to connect a egpu via M.2 m key slot on my nuc.
While doing this, nuc went sleep and now I'm having hard time to start it.
On pressing the power button, blue light blinks once, cpu fan shakes a little.. but even the bios screen doesn't come up.. monitor remains black.
Using 2x8GB RAM and a 128 gb SSD. Been using the nuc for over 3 years now. Past time the same happened, i left it and turned on the next day and everything was fine.. unfortunately I'm not able to save it this time .
Really appreciate any help to fix this.
Already tried the bios jumper fix (fully removing with recovery bios file on usb, moved the jumper to 2 &3 pin, removed all ram, optical devices and even tested with wired mouse, keyboard with another ssd.. no luck what do ever.
Have a doubt if this could be graphics related as it happened while connecting egpu using a riser.. Gpu i was trying to connect was Zotac gtx 1050 ti mini.
egpu never worked before as it always stayed undetected.
Here are some thoughts:
That's all I can think of for now. Try these things and respond with success/failure information and we'll go from there...
Yes, have tried those options as well.
I have removed all the components and tried. No luck
Tried removing the bios battery and tried the next morning.. same effect.. No luck
Tried another power adapter .. No luck
Tried cleaning the fan, there was dust collected between the fan & heat sink .. No luck.. so ruled out heating issue.. Never gone too hot so far.
If i press the power button at this time, the power light blinks just once, main fan stuts but stops.. back to square one.
No luck so far with powering up the unit.
As soon as i connect the power cable, a yellow light glows on the motherboard. I also hear a whizzing sound from the processor.. However this is not the main fan. I dont see it spinning whatsoever.
Am i right to assume that it means the processor and MB works fine its just display / Video problem? ( I tried different monitor but without power up, not sure if this assumption is correct).
Thank you for your reply.
No, that is not a valid assumption. That LED coming on only means that the power supply is able to generate the trickle of standby power necessary; nothing more. It does not mean that the power supply is able to generate the full power load. It also does not mean that the board's components for distributing main power are working properly.
I am sorry to have to say that you may have fried something when you attempted to hook up that eGPU,