I was running one of the Khadas Ubuntu images when suddenly it froze. The heartbeat on the white LED stopped. After a short while it went into a boot loop dumping a load of what looked like register details to the screen on each boot.
I tried plugging it into another machine to flash a new image to eMMC but it won’t respect the three quick presses of the function key. The blue led lights ever so briefly and then it continues to attempt to boot normally - it returns to the boot loop.
Trying Krescue (tested on another VIM3 as working) results in one of the two attached images 90% of the time. 10% it starts Krescue but within 10seconds it locks up.
On one of the few occasions Krescue started, I got it to start restoring an image before it became unresponsive. The progress bar didn’t move and the write speed was 0 however the cumulative time kept counting and the estimated time to completion went up and up and up. It never wrote any data according to the UI.
It appears to have died. It’s less than a week old! Should I return it or is there hope?
(I’ve got images of two different failure modes but being a new user I’m only allowed to upload 1)