just figured id update this... installed the new dash update with a dvd a few minutes ago and it brought it back to life!
Awesome ! So it was indeed flash corruption. Good it was not a problem that prevented it from updating. Nice to give things an life extension.
Now if it was something that completely blocked it from updating, the trash bin would be the place (of course remember to recycle things so don't toss it on the regular trash lol)