ok well i have no idea where to post this after what i did to my handheld. the rom update did the same thing to many other 3600 series ipaqs as it did to mine: no startup whatsoever. i found instructions on how to fix it on a pc, but it requires usb and my usb cradle doesn't work at all. is there some way to fix it on mac os 9 (serial adapter of mine works on os 9 with serial cradle) or by itself? the only thing i can think of is to crack it open and disconnect the battery to see what happens. if that doesn't work...i'll take a freaking hammer to it then.