Thank you for the reply. I did them separately. My Spider Jam is 9 years old. I never paid much attention to updating, I just played. I also have 4 other amps, so I switch it up. I purchased the FBV 3 last week and that's where it started. I plugged it in and the LCD was displaying only the last user style played. So I fired up the PC and started reading these forums and of course signed up. I then ordered a USB/ SD Card device as well as 1 and 2 GB SD cards from Amazon. All the SD cards in our house are 16 and 32 GB. Learned by reading here that SD cards cannot exceed 2 GB, and that they must be formatted as FAT, and not FAT 32. So I downloaded Ver 2.09 for Spider Jam, loaded SD Card and all went well. However the LCD issue on FBV 3 still persisted, so I kept reading and searching. I got the proper type 1 to type 2 USB cable and plugged the FBV 3 into the USB port on my PC, but the PC wouldn't recognize it. Figured out how to put FBV 3 in Update mode, but still no go. So I kept reading and learned of Line 6 Monkey, which was a dead end as apparently it has been replaced by Line 6 Updater. Downloaded Line 6 Updater but it wouldn't recognize my username/email addy and password. Tried the Off line mode, but still nothing. That's when I wrote the post above and shut off the freakin PC and played guitar. Later, when I calmed down, I tried again. I started Line 6 updater plugged in FBV 3 to USB, put FBV 3 in update mode, and logged in with only my username (truncated email address), and voila! I could seethe FBV 3 updates. Downloaded and ran back to my guitar room and plugged in. Problem solved!
1. This post/reply may be verbose and redundant to some, but I tried to put it all down in the hope that someone in the same boat that I was in will be helped.
2. Line 6 products seem to be of good quality and Ive been satisfied with the products that I own, however the owners manuals are poorly written and simply not adequate.
3. This marriage of the guitar world and the PC world isn't for everyone. I'm by no means a Luddite, and am fairly competent with PC stuff, but I play guitar to get away from stuff like this. Maybe that's why my other 4 amps are all tube amps.