Brand : Power Up! -- purchased from Tiger Direct
original Fw: 3.5.31
1. tried to replace firmware w/o extracting my own for a backup and killed it
2. followed great guide on this site to open the player and short the circuit.
3. found firmware for version w/radio, which my unit doesn't have--but it restored all the previous capabilites of my player. this version is 3.5.35, i think, and i found it here:
http://www.s1mp3.org/files/manufacturer ... GCF-MV1.7z
I ran into atleast one post with a guy w/ exact same problem and sounds like he gave up. Don't give up!