Today I received my new framework 13 gen DIY. I put it together carefully following the instructions, but when the time came to boot it up, nothing happened. Then, I noticed that no lights come up when I plug it in. I tried removing the RAM and the storage and putting them back. I tried power cycling by removing the connector with the battery. When I do this, the laptop blinks red, but it still wouldn’t show any light when I put back the input cover.
Now, I also noticed that the touchpad cable seems to be burned.
If you are talking about the light on the side, I believe it does. But if something on the input cover is shorted out, it may be preventing things from powering up. If you are still wanting to try things yourself (before contacting support or while waiting to hear back from them), I’d probably try disconnecting the input cover and plugging in the charger to see what happens. I think you can even get to the power button on the mainboard with the input cover removed.
I managed to turn it on without the input cover using the small button on the mainboard. So, I guess the problem now is with the input cover being fried. I can see burnt marks on the battery, so something happened when I first powered on the computer. Hopefully, this is just a defective input cover.