When you plug in the power brick, the ICS will attempt to start automatically. At this point, press and hold the power button down for ~4 seconds, until the blue LED turns off completely. Then, press and hold the power button down for ~3 seconds. You should see the power button menu. If you don't, unplug the power brick and start again - and repeat; it should go eventually...
If it doesn't, something may have failed in the unit. In this case - and you cannot get your place-of-purchase to replace it - contact Intel Customer Support to arrange replacement via the RMA process. Here is geography-specific contact information:
Hope this helps,
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When you turn on the Intel® Compute stick the LED is on? If yes, try to unplug everything and plug it back again and make sure the HDMI cable is plug correctly or try another HDMI port is it possible, and then try to do N. Scott Pearson recommendation again.
Press and hold the power button down for 3 seconds. Release it before the 4-second shutdown override.
Thanks for the instructions and I have been trying...
Yes, the LED is "ON". And, mine is NOT "Intel" compute stick. Actually, it is "some China brand" Z8300 mini-pc which is almost the same configuration as Intel compute stick.
The worst thing is the seller (Taobao) disappears some time after my purchase
As a result, I don't think I could RMA it to Intel.