Normally I wouldn’t even bother posting here since I already have a ticket in, but it has been 39 hours now with no response.
It seems like my batch 1 amd board was damaged in shipping, I have been very intermittently able to get it to show me the BIOS screen, 3 times since I have received it, and intermittently showing the LED post codes - which I have noted and recorded, 13 green (or possibly 1 white, 12 green) 14th red, 1 Blue, 2 possibly green or blue, followed by an additional 4 blue.
Most of the time starting the machine results in the screen turning on, and then nothing further, no LEDs, no display text, nothing.
Of special note is the fact that when I first got the board, and actually still, you can see the exhaust fins are bent out of shape and I had to remove and reinstall the entire cooler assembly to even get the fan to operate at all.
Couple this with the fact that it smells vaguely of burning plastic when started and I think I have a damaged board, but I’ve been unable to find any indication of what the post code I have managed to see is since as far as I can tell there are no guides for the AMD boards yet.
Really hoping support gets to me soon since I am lost a lot of time already on projects that need doing. But I am open to other ideas, as I am out of them.
So I did some last resort testing to see what I could find out, I completely removed the board from the laptop and observed it directly, hooked only to another monitor, a power supply, and a keyboard.
I booted the board and it - after some time, managed to bring up the option for standalone mode, from there managed to get into the bios and everything from there was in the clear.
Long story short - I have since ordered a replacement screen.
The scent has dissipated as well - I assume it was something left during manufacture.
Thank you for all the ideas and stuff guys. It all informed my decisions.