Various freezes during boot & while running several Linux distros - hardware error?
Hi, I bought a Pinebook Pro in august 2022. I never got the Pinebook Pro to work properly. I've tried several Linux distros from different micro SD cards & internal emmc. Sometimes the boot process stuck or some programs (firefox, gnom or the whole desktop) were frozen after some minutes. Lately I have tried to use Manjaro-ARM-kde-plasma-pbpro-23.02, kali-linux-2023.3-pinebook-pro-arm64 & Armbian_23.8.1_Pinebook-pro_bookworm_current_6.1.50_cinnamon_desktop without any luck. I flashed Tow-boot.spi (pine64-pinebookPro-2021.10-005.tar.xz) but sometimes it was frozen during boot medium selection. After such a freeze I usually did a soft reset (holding power button for 10 seconds) and then I faced another freeze at a different position.

Since I had some problems with the micro SD reader in the beginning I have often disassembled the back plate and wrote the Linux distro direct to the emmc from my computer. I have lost two screws so could that cause the "random freezes"? I will attach some photos. Maybe I destroyed something in the Pinebook Pro? I will also attach the log directory of my latest Armbian.

Is there anything else I could try or provide for error tracking?

Thanks for your time

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Here is the log directory (/var/log) from armbian:

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Various freezes during boot & while running several Linux distros - hardware error? - by donuts - 11-22-2023, 11:26 AM

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