I had to hard reset my routerboard because it said "Database image is malformed" in the log and some configurations were gone (this happened after a power outage), I tried to restore it with a backup I had and it didn't work.. so I applied the hard reset via winbox .. then, it's NOT showing on winbox at all.. I've tried LITERALLY everything.
I did the following connected DIRECTLY from my pc to the routerboard via ethernet cable to the ethernet 5 of the routerboard:
I applied the hardware reset (pressing the reset button waiting for the USR to blink for 5 seconds)
I set my pc ip to 192.168.88.3 and tried to enter to 192.168.88.1 via winbox and via browser
I tried to enter manually the mac address of the router on winbox
I even tried to install a new routerOS via netinstall (with pressing the reset button for 15 seconds and releasing when the light is off) and the netinstall program didn't show the routerboard
I don't have any more networks, I disabled firewall/windows defender, I disabled other NICs .. I tried with other cables and I tried connecting directly to other pcs/laptops
and literally NOTHING is working. I feel i've tried everything
maybe the flash was corrupted? or something like that?
I will buy another routerboard exactly like this tomorrow, I have a backup from March, Can I set up the new one and restore that backup normally? or do I have to do something else?
thanks a lot for your help.