Thanks all for your input.
ok... I did "something".
I went en checked the Fuses... the list is mostly unchecked... here is how it reads for the rest :
SPIEN checked and there is a red question mark in the lower right corner of the checkbox
BOOTSZ bootflash size - 1024 words boot adress = $0C00
BODLEVEL brown-out detection at VCC = 2.7v
SUT_CKSEL Int Rc 0sc 1MHz ; start up time ?ck + 64ms ; default value.
Then i went into the main menu and recalled posts about the signature. The box was empty so I clicked the read the signature. box filled with "OxDF OxDB Ox4F" and below it it says warning that signature doesn't match the selected device.
I'm using the lates AVR studio downloaded from Atmel with brand new (bought last sept) ISP Mk 2 programmer
The ISP mode is on but it's the onl;y thing in that menu and frequency is at 125.0 Khz
I tried to programm... entering programming mode was solved BUT
"PROGRAMMING FLASH FAILED".
any ideas? I'm soooo close I can hear those servos wirring !!!! Please help.