I own an Acer Aspire VN7-572G and have not been impressed with its OEM firmware. After discovering that it does not utilise Intel's Boot Guard technology, that several Skylake and Kabylake laptops (it has a Skylake chip, but I read that the platforms are similar) have received successful coreboot ports and reading the porting guide on the wiki, I figured that I could give porting coreboot to my laptop a shot.
When I was done, I figured that I had an image that might boot so I flashed it to my laptop with a Raspberry Pi and a SOIC clip. However, here's what it does:
a) It powers on quietly, as expected;
b) The backlight and power LED light up;
c) The fans spin up to high and then it stays that way. It does nothing else. The display is dark too.
After 15 minutes and a second attempt, I figured that I could no longer blame anything on a long first boot-up and gave up and flashed back to stock.
Now, in all honesty I should have tried first without cleaning Intel ME but I find it so much more likely that I did something wrong than that cleaning ME was the sole problem.