RockPI X wont boot anymore

Hi, one of my RockPI Xs wont boot after doing a sudo shutdown in linux. The board starts with a blue light and a very dim green light - but nothing more - no HDMI output. If I hold down the power button after booting, the blue light dims a little - so something is happening, but I cant tell what it means.

As I looked at other threads, I got the CH341A programmer and flashed the latest BIOS and the bios from august of last year - the flash utility says its erasing and rewriting the bios with no errors. But still its not booting.

Not sure what else to do or try - are there any suggestions? Thank you in advance.