R7000 boot loop

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passat-18t
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R7000 boot loop

Hi Everyone

Im a R7000 newbie although not a newbie to flashing routers with custom firmware or jtagging enigma 2 satellite equipment.

Anyway i bought the r7000 pre flashed from ebay with Asuswrt-Merlin installed bootloader CFE is 1.0.0.0 arrived 3 weeks ago all was fine till i powered it down to move to another part of the house. From then on it went into a bootloop, swapped out the PSU for 2 known good one's and still it is boot looping.

Learned with the help of the ebay seller to flash the r7000 with nmrpflash and have flashed the router twice which at the end of the process asked me to reboot but still the router is in bootloop sits there with a orange power light then at intervals all the lights flash on then back to orange power light.

Is the CFE corrupt ? If so how can i flash that with no router access. Ive spent a day and a half reading this thread before joining and i can not work out if i need to flash the CFE and how i go about it.

The images i flashed was the image it had installed when bought

Merlin R7000_384.19_0

Then when it still would not boot i tried this netgear firmware

R7000-V1.0.11.110_10.2.100

Still in bootloop.

Paid £75 for this router not a lot of money but as covid took my job from me it is to me at the moment so any tips to bring this back from the dead would be appreciated.