Thank you for the response psarkissian!
I can appreciate this advice. Trying to find an easy, cheap solution is one of my character flaws I guess. I envision Spicoli from Fast Times, "My old man's a television repairman. He's got this ULTIMATE set of tools. I can fix it"
I bought this X3 Pro on EBay and it worked fine for the first week exploring the presets. Then the USB cable I purchased on that prime site came in the mail. Logged on and used the Pod Farm one time. Was really jazzed and stayed up past my bedtime tweaking around in it. Next time I turned it on, it started rebooting. That's when I became an unpaid Line 6 research analyst. Still can't play guitar real well and my tone is for s&#@, but I'm real smooth with a screwdriver so there goes my bench space!
Bottom line is I like this unit and if I can't tweak it into a usable item without letting all of the magic smoke out of it, I'll find a service center somewhere around Tampa and have it operated on with no insurance. I do have an older Line 6 Floor Pod that has some fantastic options too, but I wanted a PC interface to record some damage and the floor unit doesn't have that.
PS: Have you ever seen a gold-faced X3Pro?