No, it's working as designed which is to rely on the power button for initial power on.
thanks for responding. Unfortunately a design which reverses the RPI logic of powering up when power is applied does not work for me (and others). It runs against the core of IoT. the design requires a human to intervene with every power cycle. Last week I returned the desktop housing to Altronics for a refund. For me it was a deal breaker. Lord knows why the design did not accommodate both use-cases. Second-guessing a fundamental RPI philosophy in this design does not work for me.
I wish the team all the best.
just bought a RPI desktop box, and installed the RPI. All good.
As part of testing, I pulled the power from the unit (power does go off regularly in our area) and then powere the unit back up again. The desktop unit does NOT power up the RPI until a human presses the power button. This is is a different logic to a regular RPI which would start up when it receives power.
By needing to press a button, the desktop cannot reliably run unattended or in a cupboard. It needs attention from a human at all times.
Any chance there is an option to override this logic and simply start if power is applied to the box?