I'm sorry to hear that, but I think it is bricked. I know that some Toshiba HD DVD players hangs on the welcome screen after an update. Especially if you update over the net. Was this when you tried to update to version 4.0?viking i think i just bricked my ep30.all went well with the process and now my ep30 has been hanging on the welcome for about 20 mins.is this normal or did something go wrong do u think.
Anyway, you can call Toshiba (Kingfats has the number) and tell them your player hangs on Welcome. I think most people get the player replaced.