Firmware Upgrade Error, turns on but won't go into DL mode

Hey there folks,

I was going to venture into rooting my admire and was reading up on the whole process while it was upgrading from the official Samsung fancy pants installer and I don't know if it was wiggled loose or the kid in the house is lying to me, but now it won't go past "Firmware upgrade encountered and error. Please try again."

Now it does turn on when you hold the power button only. Not a damn thing otherwise, it's a shame really. Never even got to screw up via rooting haha is there anything I can do? My pc does recognize it on/off but as an unrecognized device.

Worst case, can I take it to Metro and puppy dog it for a fix or another?