So I was trying to update my 996T w/ the new software, and there was a communication glitch. i did as the on-screen prompts said: Turn off the scanner, plug the serial port in, and while holding the L/O & "6" button, turn on the power. All fine and dandy until it said there was a communication error. I looked at Uniden's site further, and notice they sell a cable for computers that only have a USB port. My computer doesn't have a serial port and I bought a serial to USB adapter thinking it would solve my problem. Guess I was wrong on that. Any ways. I couldn't update the software. I tried using the two different comm. ports that came up under the Uniden program (comm. 3 & 4), and nothing worked, hence I think it's the cable. So there is nothing in the directions on what to do next if you can't upload the software. So I figured just turn the scanner off. Now when i go to turn it back on, the scanner's LCD display flashes green. So what does that mean, and how do I get it back to the normal scanning status? I'm hoping I didn't clear out it's memory.