Originally Posted by yusef
Don't press return yet, just leave that window open and eject your kindle and unplug it. Restart it and plug in the USB cable while it's restarting. Click on the terminal window to make it active, but leave a finder window open so you can see the sidebar, or make sure you can see the desktop. As soon as the Kindle drive icon appears, hit return. The kindle's screen should immediately go blank, and you can immediately press menu. When the screen refreshes, the menu should be showing and you can go into settings, press menu again and update the kindle.
Thanks yusef... you are just a great magician!...LOL