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Clearing CMOS on Intel® NUC


Last Reviewed: 10-Nov-2017
Article ID: 000005805

Clearing CMOS might resolve BIOS corruption issues that can prevent an Intel® NUC from starting.

Caution
Only clear the CMOS if absolutely needed. Before you start, make a note of all BIOS settings as they will be erased.

Clearing CMOS might solve BIOS corruption, but it also causes any customized settings in the BIOS Setup to be lost. The date and time in BIOS must be reset after clearing the CMOS.

Intel® NUC Models Instructions
D33217CK
D33217GKE
DC3217IYE
DC3217BY
DCP847SKE
DCCP847DYE
D53427RKE
DC53427HYE
  1. Turn off all peripheral devices connected to the computer and disconnect the computer power cord from the AC power source.
  2. Remove the bottom chassis cover.
  3. Move the yellow configuration jumper from pins 1-2 to pins 2-3.
    Yellow configuration jumper
  4. Plug AC power back in and turn on the computer.
  5. The computer should automatically boot into BIOS Setup Maintenance Mode.
  6. Press F9 to restore BIOS factory default values.
  7. Press F10 to save and exit BIOS.
  8. Turn off the computer and disconnect AC power.
  9. Move the yellow configuration jumper back to pins 1-2.
  10. Replace the computer cover.
  11. Reconnect power and turn on the computer.
All other Intel NUC models
  1. When the Intel NUC is off, press and hold the power button for approximately 3 seconds, and then release. The Power Button menu should appear.
  2. Press F2 to enter Intel® Visual Bios.
  3. Press F9 to restore BIOS factory default values.
  4. Press F10 to save and exit Intel Visual BIOS.

If clearing the CMOS does not resolve the no-boot issue, try the following:

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