I've recently purchased an Intel NUC D54250WYKH (SA H25101-102) to set up as a HTPC.
I installed the RAM (1x 4GB of Crucial CT51264BF160BJ) and the SSD (Intel 530s 120Gb) and closed it up and booted it up using a Windows 8 bootable USB. It went through the normal install, choose username stuff, then said disconnect the USB and click to restart. This is when the problems started. It refused to boot.
I tried 8-10 times to get it to boot before i removed the SSD and then it booted through the BIOS and said no OS found (as expected), so i put the SSD back in and nothing. Took the SSD back out and nothing. I continued to remove and replace the SSD whilst attempting to boot and randomly one it booted and i pressed F2 to enter the bios.
I read elsewhere in these forums that a BIOS update might help, so i downloaded the newest BIOS and F7'd to update, and it flashed successfully (updated to WYLPT10H.86A.0025.2014.0303.1008 as per attachment).
For about another hour i was unable to boot the device, then randomly it booted again, this time with the SSD in. It booted into Windows 8 had the welcome screen etc... but i was too far away from my router to plug in a LAN cable to update windows. I decided to reset the device through windows and see what happened. Unable to boot again.
I've tried reseating the RAM and SSD multiple times, tried starting the device with nothing plugged in apart from power, nothing apart from power and HDMI, still nothing.
I've read that resetting the CMOS might do something, but i'm unable to get the board out. I've removed the 2 screws holding the board down, but it seems impossible to take the motherboard out to access the CMOS battery.
If it helps, i've got it connected to a PC monitor using a miniHDMI to HDMI cable with a HDMI to DVI adapter. It's the only combination of cables and adapters i have to connect it to a PC monitor. I've also tried connecting it straight to a TV with the HDMI end, and same result.
Any help appreciated.
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