Just to be sure that it isnt a problem with my tv not being able to show the XGA (1024x768) display of the boot sequence i bought a HDMI -> DVI connector so i could attach it to my Samsung computer monitor.
Same result. No display is detected!
Shouldn't the NUC make some sort of boot sound (like a beep or something like that) when it starts up?
I spent an extra $85 today for cable and connector just to be able to attach it to my screen(s) :-(
Maybe i entered this in the wrong forum. Is there no customer support from Intel?
Do you have another cable you can try? There's the possibility that the memory is the problem. Is it on the compatibility list?
You mention a cable and connector...what is the connector you're referring to?
My memory is 1 bank of Kingston 8 GB KVR16LS11/8
It should be 1.35V (low voltage)
I only have 1 miniHDMI to HDMI cable (wasnt cheap, more than 40 euro's and i had to buy it today especially for this device as i do not have a single other device in my home that uses mini HDMI)
The connector i mention is a little HDMI -> DVI transformer. Just so i can connect the NUC to a monitor that has DVI.
Maybe i should remove the memory and try to boot it, just to see if i get any video signal.
The NUC doesnt seem unhappy. It doesnt beep, it doesnt blink. It shows a blue light and it stays constant blue. I think i even see the HD light blink a few times (not that i have installed any OS on it yet)
When i remove the memory and turn the device back on it seems like it is blinking 3 times blue and this pattern seems to repeat itself.
Could it be that i put the memory in the wrong slot? As there were 2 it seemed most logical to put it in the one nearest to the motherboard so it is easier to add a second memory bank.
I now put the memory in the highest bracket and it has the same result as when i put it in the lowest. The video output (if there is any at all) is not detected. The machine itself seems to be happy.
The 3 blinks usually means no memory or incompatible memory. Your specific model isn't on the compatibility list but the 2GB version of it is so I don't think it's a memory compatibility issue. You should be able to install it in either slot but go ahead and try the other slot just in case. That will also allow you to double-check the memory is fully inserted and making good contact. I know it's a stretch but do you have another memory module you can try? That would eliminate the memory as the problem.
Also, if you have another cable try swapping it. I've heard from several people who have had problems with bad cables.
I seem to be not the only person with this problem: http://www.amazon.com/review/R7AJO502G7PPB/ref=cm_cd_pg_prev?ie=UTF8&asin=B00HVKLSVC&cdForum=Fx3Q7UO2W346KAH&cdPage=1&cdThread=Tx2O1OX90LO2HNF&store=pc#wasThisHelpful
If i read all that it seems like i need to somehow find a very old 720p screen with HDMI or DVI input so there will be a chance that i can see the BIOS screen.
This is very weird for a device with hdmi output that i bought to be used as a HTPC with very high resolution output.
I unfortunately don't have another cable. I have lots of HDMI cables, but no miniHDMI cables. Until today i didnt even know they existed.
If it is in fact the 1024X768 issue there's an updated BIOS that should take care of it. The catch is you need to be able to connect it to a monitor or tv that you can see the BIOS in order to update it.
I am now trying to find a monitor that will accept it. I think i still have an old one, but i doubt it even has DVI input let alone HDMI.
The three blinks are bothering me though..that usually means a memory issue.
The three blinks are only when i remove all memory from the NUC and start it.
I found a really old 17" monitor: (atec-neoview-al170) with a maximum resolution of 1280x1024.
But it also tells me that it has no signal and that i should check my cable.
Oh! Ok, that makes more sense then.
Does it say to check your "media cable"? If so then you definitely want to try another video cable. If I recall when I had my i3 connected to an incompatible monitor it didn't say no signal, it said the signal was out of range.
I unfortunately only have 1 miniHDMI to HDMI cable. The one i have was kinda expensive and says that it support 3d video. Which means it is 1.4 i think.
The device i want to run it on doesnt say anything. It just has a black screen and tells me what AV input i ave selected.
Another problem I have is that i do have more older monitors but they all only have VGA input, I do not have a HDMI -> VGA connector (dunno if it even exists). I do have VGA to DVI, but i would need DVI to VGA.
And then i would have HDMI -> DVI -> VGA which might work but leads us far from the way we want it (without convertors between them).
Jason I have a live usb thumb drive with openelec on it.
Could you give me exact keyboard instructions how i could change bios so it starts from usb drive?
Maybe i could boot the NUC from USB drive and so bypass the BIOS part and go straight to the OpenElec OS.
exact keyboard instructions to get the bios into visual mode (that is supported right?). That seems to be (i saw a screenshot of it) more thn 1024x768 and might be visible on my tv.