Article ID: 000089156 Content Type: Product Information & Documentation Last Reviewed: 07/10/2023

Can I Safely Shut Down a NUC by Disconnecting the AC Power Adapter?

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Summary

Information on NUC hard shutdown and potential risk

Description

Unable to determine if performing a hard shutdown will damage the NUC

Resolution

We do not recommend removing or disconnecting the power from the NUC as it could result in hardware failures. A "soft" shutdown using the OS options (if available) is the recommended method.

As a workaround, set up an operating system task scheduler to turn off the NUC prior to the forced shutdown by X amount of minutes.

Additional information

This task scheduler is only for Windows* OS users

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