Yesterday I received my DIY AMD laptop and proceeded with the instructions. Unfortunately, I have not made it to OS installation yet. Currently, the laptop does not turn on when I press the power button. The power button does not light up either. When I open the input cover, the LEDs blink red as the guides suggest is normal. The battery appeared to charge correctly, as the LED turned red while plugged in, then white after an hour or so.
So, it seems that maybe (hopefully only?) the input cover kit is not working correctly. I followed the instructions by checking both ends of the cable connector.
Are there any other tests or resets that might help figure out the source of this issue? After waiting so long, I’m disappointed to hit this snag right out of the gate.
Thank you for the quick response! I took the input cover off to find the other power button and noticed no blinking LED lights. It had been unplugged since last night. I unplugged the keyboard connector and plugged in the charger, the lights began blinking but also… the laptop seems to have turned on by itself! It booted to the BIOS screen. I carefully reattached the keyboard cable and put the lid back on, and now I can navigate the menus. I inserted the USB stick with an OS installation image and I believe I am able to install the OS. The keys and touchpad seem to be working. However, the power button light is dark. Perhaps there is some kind of short in that button?
I did submit a request to support, but the automated reply did not provide a tracking number and suggested the forum would get the fastest response.
Reseating the fingerprint sensor didn’t fix the problem with it. But, I’ve managed to get Windows 11 installed and install the Framework driver bundle, which enabled the WiFi drivers. A notification popped up that the “Goodix fingerprint device was not found!”, but that’s probably expected. If/when support gets back to me, I guess the fix is somewhat clear. Thank you for very much for helping get this laptop into usable shape!