This is a long shot, but maybe someone knows a solution.
While we were away, our power line was hit by lightning.
Even though it was on a surge protector, my Spider IV 150 was affected.
(Just for reference, another surge protector also let me down while the RCA (yes RCA) unit we had for the washer/dryer sacrificed itself but protected the electronics in those appliances).
Anyway, now the Spider never fully boots up. It turns on, then the display just cycles around every 8 seconds with a flash. I tried resetting by pressing A while powering up, but no luck. I tried connecting via the MkII but, no surprise, the Monkey never sees the Spider.
I'm hoping I just need a way to completely reload the firmware. Is that at all possible for a reasonably technically competent end user?