I have the exact same thing. I purchaged a nuc5i5ryk and i can not get in the bios with F2. The nuc is connected to a Marantz SR7005 receiver with hdmi. Receiver is connected to a pioneer plasma 1080i. I can get the boot sequence with F10 and install windows 8 with usb. But when i press F2 during boot, i get a black/blank screen. Nothing happens. Next i switch the nuc of by holding the power button. Start again and windows start normal. nuc has latest bios. Could need some help with this.
You could try to connect the NUC directly to the TV and see if there are changes?
AV Receivers are quite known to sometimes interfere.
However mine is directly connected to the TV and I have no screen, so maybe it's just a thing with this new model?!
BTW how did you update the BIOS without seeing anything? Out of Windows?
i did't need to update the bios. It was with this version delivered. I checked the version with a command line within windows, found with google. To connect direct to the tv is not an option at the moment, the cable is completely in a cabinet, very difficult to get out. The stange thing is, i can see everything on the screen, the nuc logo, the boot sequence. The only thing wat does not work is the bios screen.
We do have the same Problem.
We have 10 Units and it starts with the first after we set the fan to 100% and save the settings.
We do the same with the 2nd and get the same result it isn´t possible to get the bios Screen or any Screen it is still black.
No button menu works, no bios reset, no battery pulling.
We eliminated the error as follows:
1. Pull BIOS security Jumper
2. Switch on the NUC
2. Now you can see a menue at the screen
3. Go into the Bios use "F2"
4. F9 loade Defaults
5. save and exit Bios
6. Switch off the NUC
6. Put back the Bios security Jumper
We can reconstruct the error as follows:
Set Duty Cycle Increment to 0% and save the Settings after this action it no longer comes into bios (blank screen)
"After this has been done, "Bios set to default" the problem of the blank screen will be gone? It will work like normal after this?"
In our case yes it solve the Problem.
"So only "Set Duty Cycle Increment to 0% and save" triggers the F2 blank screen?"
We do not test more cases.
"All other option can be set without problem?"
Sorry we are not testing all other Options it is the job form Intel.
Okay, I tried everything (almost everything).
Used F2 at least 20 times during boot. Can't get it done. Just before the message, during, repeating pressing multiple times when F2 comes....
If you are to late it boots into windows. On time the progress stops with a black screen and I see nothing.
Okay, Unplug all the cables, take it out of the cabinet and unscrew the bottom. Take away the jumper and connect again.
Boot and the menu appears. Choose the Bios by pressing F2 on the keyboard. Nice, again a black screen.
So also this did not work!
Tried the method described in post 7., holding the power button from S3, S4. Waiting for beeps. No beeps! Did not work either.
I have an old monitor, but the I have to buy another cable again, with a plug from HDMI to DVI. Will this work, if I connect it to a monitor?
I am thinking bringing it back to the shop. This is ridiculous. I need to switch on WOL. (If this works properly)
If it goes on like this, it's broken, before I can use it. Not a lot of fun this. The most obvious things do not work. Crazy.....
Bought a Mini Display to DVI adapter and connected my old Samsung lcd monitor. (Almost thrown it away).
I might keep it now to display the Intel bios.
Boot and F2 and got a screen I never saw before. Great, the bios. Finally.
So the bios needs indeed a resolution of 1024x768 capable monitor.
The Marantz hi-end SR7005 or my Pioneer plasma PDP-507XD (1080i) can not display this bios.