Failed Boot Issues on Intel® NUC Products





If your Intel® NUC won't start, reference the table below for troubleshooting suggestions. If your issue does not appear on this page, contact Intel Customer Support.

Description Troubleshooting
LED on power button won't light up Intel® NUC Not Powering On
LED on power button flashes
LED on power button is lit solid, but no video
See error "No Boot Device Found" or "A bootable device has not been detected" "No Boot Device Found," or "A bootable device has not been detected" Message on an Intel® NUC Product
System hangs during boot, POST Troubleshooting for System Hangs, Unexpected Shut Down, or Blue Screens (BSOD) on Intel® NUC Devices

No Display after a BIOS Update

Intel® NUC Shows a Black Screen After a BIOS Update

There is also an Intel® NUC - No Boot Troubleshooting Wizard.

Power Button LED Reference table

Default Power button LED Color Meaning
Blue or white (solid) Powered on (S0 power state)
Blue or white (breathing) In Modern standby (S3 power state)
Blue, white, Orange (flashing) HDD activity
Red Catastrophic error


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