We have two iMX6 SOMs. One is placed in a evaluation board and is regular used (daily basis). The other is placed in an Ixora V1.0 carrierboard and is not used in the past few months, but working before.
Today I had the intention to use the iMX6 on the Ixora carrierboard. But I did not get any activity on my display. So I tried to read out the bootloader postings by connecting the serial output to my PC. Unfortunately I still did not get any results. So I though, like mentioned in the manual, it could hang during boot so I have to re-upload the bootloader. I tried to get the SOM in recovery mode, but I get no listing of the “15a2:0054 NXP/Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.”
I tried the following:
- “Faulty” iMX6 in the Evaluation board and see if it will boot (red LED beside the SOM will turn off). No results;
- “Faulty” iMX6 in the Evaluation board & there enter recovery mode with the button on the mezzanine. No results;
- Working iMX6 in the Ixora carrierboard. Just starts up perfectly.
By this time I think it could be that the SOM is dead, but is there a way to verify if the SOM is dead? It doesn’t matter for me if it is a hassle or not, just want to confirm it (but hopefully I’m wrong :)).
Any help appreciated and thanks in advance.
PS.: The " faulty" iMX6 was stored placed into the Ixora carrierboard with the default heatsink on top. The carrierboard itself was mounted on a simple frame. This frame was than just sitting on my desk.