For about the last year I've had the flashing screen thing after about 5-10 minutes of playing and it would say POD HD500 not connected. I tried everything except holding the direction button to the left while I powered up the unit. Granted I spent most of this summer on the Harley but thank you guys and the Real Zap especially. Second comment was posted by you and I have my board back and it doesn't disconnect from the computer. Thank you!!