CiccoPippo made this post over in the news:
Remove Power plug for 10 seconds
Re-insert power plug,
The red Compaq logo will appear along with a little white blinking cursor in the upper left corner. When the cursor drops about an inch, press Control U a few times.
Wait for the service screen to appear.
Erase (hold the right arrow key till you reach the end then back space over all the text) the user name and replace with your ISP user name Tab to the next field Erase the password and replace with your ISP password
Tab to next field Erase the phone numbers and replace with your local ISP^“s phone number
Tab thru to the URL and remove the s from https. Thats about it. It will take a LONG time for the image file to download so go have lunch, out, far from where you are now.
I tried this. I currently had v2 on the internal sandisk, so ctrl-u was a no go. Flashed the original v1 and it worked. Didn't even have to unplug for 10seconds. Just hold the power button for 4 seconds, it reboots, then hold ctrl-u as he says.
This does not allow you to bypass using MSN yet. It only allows you to put in your ISP's number which it will then dial, try to connect to MSN, put in YOUR MSN userid and password and then download version 2. So you still need to have an MSN username and password.
Any other key combos???