Board won't boot into system nor flash

I have an NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX Development Board, but it won’t boot into the system. It works just fine when I got it, but no longer boots. The UART output seems the board can’t find an SD card, but it is in the card slot. I tried a few SD cards, flashed using balenaEtcher, but the same error message still shows up in the UART output. I tried to flash the board using SDK Manager but failed. I also tried to install the system in an M.2 NVME SSD but can’t get into uboot mode. Attached are UART logs and SDK Manager logs.

Many thanks!

uart_nx_startup.txt (38.9 KB)
nx_flash_log.txt (5.6 KB)
SDKM_logs_JetPack_4.5.1_Linux_for_Jetson_Xavier_NX_[developer_kit_version] (124.8 KB)

When dealing with such problem, only flashed with sdkm can help.

Also, please do not make this case more complicated. Forget about M.2 NVME SSD now, it has nothing to do with this issue. It may just make things worse.

If the flash gets stuck, I think we should check this by other methods

  1. How many jetson NX do you have there? If you have more than one board, can you try to flash other devices with the same host?

  2. Did you ever use the same host to flash sdkm to this NX device before?

The purpose of these two questions is to check if it is a hardware problem. For example, if other NX modules can get flashed without problem, then it is probably the hardware defect on current NX.

But if none of them can get flashed, then it is probably the host issue.

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  1. I only have this Jetson NX.
  2. I haven’t flash this NX device before.

I can buy a Nano to test if it’s my host, should I do that?

Thank you!

I would suggest you can find another hosts first…

Whether you need to spend your own money depends on yourself.

Alright, I will try another host first!