hey guys. I'm new to the site. i just got my apad today. it's a batch two. i wanted to upgrade my firmware, but my lower usb doesn't seem to work. I've tried 6 different usb cables ( two were brand new, never used). I've followed the flash method from hipad.com to a t and nothing happens. I'll wait 30 or more seconds and try another cable. I've tried the hold power and menu method also. Even when the apad is on and connected to the pc, xp doesn't react. I've tried 2 laptops and a desktop, all running 32 bit xp. is this a cable or a apad issue? is there a way to upgrade via micro sd? any help would be greatly appreciated!