wow. This is getting hardcore. Your definitely a mad scientist! Firmware is certainly a good place to check, but in theory if you discovered the bug in the firmware, would you or someone you know be able to hack and modify the thing? Is the firmware update for the T902 that Fujitsu posted the one you will debug, or the original Firmware? I am learning a lot on this thread, so I'm all for exploration and further experimentation. Your resolve is seriously inspiring!! But don't break the bank if it's not feasible. I gotta admit the fact that someone would finally be able to document taking a Fujitsu T902 apart would thrill me in itself in case I ever get the guts to replace the thermal paste on my own. Thanks for your time and investment man, if its any consolation, IF this works I'll pay half of that protocol analyzer ($100) with an e-mail money transfer (or paypal) to how my gratitude. Did you ever get the opinion of that local tech group you had mentioned going to an evening a while back??