thanks for the quick reply..
I formatted the 2gb USB drive in XP and tried the latest on your mediafire page.. (windows bin) When I power cycle the unit, I get a blue screen that says Please Wait, and then it powers off again.. in about 30 seconds, then works as normal.. It never does any type of updating.
I tried re-formatting a few times and still didn't work. So then I tried the other package you had posted, and followed the "dd ......" steps.. same thing, wouldn't recognize it. I tried the magic sequence (I think it was guide, info, aspect, info, 1) and it doesn't reboot. I'm stumped.