Tried the firmware update from Coby but it said it was corrupt. Ok so only 2 files were corrupt...they were the zimage files which I got from the other firmware 8024. Loaded it on the external SD and turned on the tablet...BAM! It WORKED! No more brick. So I am sharing mid_1024n_2011_05_24.rar That is for MID1024...it worked for me!