Just got my v9 back with a CC 2.0SLE installed. It worked once, then I (tried?) to flash it with the latest firmware, then I ran a backup successfully. Turned it off.. came back in a few hours, turned it on, and it only boots the sony screen. I tried "reset" boot with the firmware .bin/.cue disk in the drive. Maybe I'm not hitting "reset" 3 times correctly (the button above eject, right?) but I tried a lot of variants, and it sure doesn't seem to work. I've read that the firmware upgrade disk should be able to boot anyway, but I get the red "please insert a valid PS2 disk". Can you folks offer some suggestions? I've read a ton and this doesn't seem to be covered.