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Nuc no turn On


Hi. I have an Intel NUC 7i7bnh in which everything has been working so far. The last one I wanted to update to the latest version via the .bio file, unfortunately, after a few unsuccessful attempts, my hum turned off and stopped responding to the on button. there is also no cooling and nothing is displayed when connected to the monitor. The only thing that shows that it is alive is the green LED on the motherboard and the computer is warming up. Please help

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1. You may reset BIOS by disconnecting the power adapter and the CMOS battery for about 15 minutes. The CMOS battery connector is located on board upper (the invisible) side. In order to reach the connector you need to remove the board from the NUC case. This Video clip  will show you how to do this. 

2. I would suggest to update BIOS using BIOS Recovery with the Yellow Security Jumper Removed:

          2.1Prepare USB stick fully formatted to FAT32 with Bios  File . Format your USB with Quick Format option unchecked. Do not format your USB in MAC (OS) or Linux machine. Use Windows.
          2.2 Disconnect the power adapter and remove the bottom panel from your NUC.
          2.3 Remove the Yellow Bios Security Jumper. (page 59 in Technical Product Specification
          2.4 Insert the USB with the file into rear USB slot. 
          2.5 Reconnect the power adapter and power ON the NUC. Wait 30 sec - 2min. The Recovery process will start automatically and                       will end after 2 -5 minutes.
          2.6 When bios recovery is completed, press and hold the Power Button to switch the power OFF, remove the power, adapter, the                  USB and replace the Security Jumper (pins 1-2) . Reinstall the bottom panel.
          2.7 Power your NUC ON.
         2.8 Enter Bios setting by pressing F2 during boot process.
         2.9 Press F9(followed by "Y"), to set Bios to default settings. Press F10 (followed by "Y"), to save the settings and exit to O.S. Let the NUC fully  reboot.




this manual does not work for me… what else can i do to get the NUC back working?

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