First used the web updater to load the basic OS eventhough my USB pin could not be detected. BlackBerry - Update your Device Software
After that was done, there was not more deadly red LED flashing and then used Device Manager that was installed on my computer to load in the current T-Mobile OS (also installed on computer). Did my restore and I was up and running.
Very nice tech from Phillipines! Used webex so he could see what I was seeing on my computer and guided me every step of the way.
RIM webupdater (from their website) is a lifesaver if you computer does not recognize your phone's USB PIN. Web updater will see is as unknown and go ahead and install the basics for your phone so Device Manager will recognize your USB and you can take it from there.
I may try if I can find a manual for the mcp program that I downloaded....