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BIOS Recovery Update Instructions

In the unlikely event that a BIOS update is interrupted, it is possible the BIOS might be left in an unusable state. The recovery process requires the chassis to be opened to move the onboard BIOS Configuration Jumper. See instructions, or print and use the PDF version.

  • Update the BIOS on your computer only if the newer BIOS version specifically solves a problem you have. We do not recommend BIOS updates for computers that do not need it. You can view all BIOS changes in the Release Notes included on the BIOS download page in Download Center.
  • Downgrading the BIOS to an earlier version is not recommended and might not be supported. An earlier BIOS version might not support the latest processors, bug fixes, critical security updates, or the board revisions currently being manufactured.
  • Before initiating a BIOS update, be sure to read and precisely follow the instructions included in this document. You can print the instructions for easy reference.
  • Do not interrupt the BIOS update process. We recommend the process be done in an environment with a steady power supply (preferably with UPS).
  • Before updating the BIOS, manually record all BIOS settings that have been changed (from default) so they can be restored after completing the BIOS update.
  • All images in this example are for illustration purposes only. You need to select the correct BIOS files for your Intel® NUC.

All BIOS update files for Intel® NUC products are available on Download Center.

Note This process is intended to be performed by a trained technician.
  1. Download the Recovery BIOS (.BIO) file. Example:

  2. Copy the recovery file (*.BIO) to a USB device.

  3. Plug the device into a USB port of the target computer.

  4. Shut down the computer and unplug the AC power adapter.

  5. Open the chassis and remove the BIOS Configuration Jumper. See the Technical Product Specification for details including the location of this jumper.

    Figure 1 (left): Jumper removed (BIOS Recovery Mode)
    Figure 2 (right): Jumper in place (Normal Mode)

  6. Power the computer on.

  7. Wait 2-5 minutes for the update to complete.

  8. The computer will either turn off when the recovery process is completed or it will prompt you to turn it off.

  9. Remove the USB device.

  10. Replace the BIOS Configuration Jumper. See Figure 2.

  11. Close the chassis.

  12. Restart the computer.

Related topic
Other BIOS update methods

Note: PDF Files require Adobe Acrobat Reader*

This applies to:

Intel® NUC Board D33217CK
Intel® NUC Board D33217GKE
Intel® NUC Board D34010WYB
Intel® NUC Board D53427RKE
Intel® NUC Board D54250WYB
Intel® NUC Board DCP847SKE
Intel® NUC Board DE3815TYBE
Intel® NUC Board NUC5i3MYBE
Intel® NUC Board NUC5i5MYBE
Intel® NUC Kit D34010WYK
Intel® NUC Kit D54250WYK
Intel® NUC Kit DC3217BY
Intel® NUC Kit DC3217IYE
Intel® NUC Kit DC53427HYE
Intel® NUC Kit DCCP847DYE
Intel® NUC Kit DE3815TYKHE
Intel® NUC Kit DN2820FYKH
Intel® NUC Kit NUC5i3MYHE
Intel® NUC Kit NUC5i3RYH
Intel® NUC Kit NUC5i3RYK
Intel® NUC Kit NUC5i5MYHE
Intel® NUC Kit NUC5i5RYH
Intel® NUC Kit NUC5i5RYK
Intel® NUC Kit NUC5i7RYH
Intel® NUC Kit NUC6i3SYH
Intel® NUC Kit NUC6i3SYK
Intel® NUC Kit NUC6i5SYH
Intel® NUC Kit NUC6i5SYK

Solution ID: CS-034524
Last Modified: 05-Nov-2015
Date Created: 02-Sep-2013