I purchased a new i3 / dual hdmi nuc from newegg.
I installed 8gb x 2 memory (16 total) that was listed as "reported by users to be compatible".
I just plugged it in, pushed the power button, and nothing happened. I did not install an msata device as I intend to boot from usb, at least for now, like I have been able to with computers made in the last decade.
Is NUC expected to be totally unresponsive, such that there is no noticeable activity at all, in the absence of an installed msata device?
I figured I could at least go into the bios and maybe set it to test the memory while waiting for my linux os to finish downloading.
Hi Islevegan ,
There could be many possible devices that are causing the problem, such as a defective NUC, a defective power adapter, power cord, etc.
My recommendation will be to make sure the power adapter is working fine and the power cord as well.
Try the system with minimal configuration (NUC, power adapter, 1 memory stick) Check for lights, fan activity
If you continue having the same behavior, feel free to contact your local Intel support group for assistance on replacing your product : http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/contactsupport?group=process