Upgrading the firmware download seemed to make the HMI work fine, I haven't actually carved anything yet. The charity project I was supposed to do had to be cancelled because I couldn't finish in time, so I have a table top set up to carve and now have to decide what to put on the top where the charity logo was originally supposed to go. Plus I've been making furniture for an order, gal wanted a mudroom bench that wasn't made of particle board or cost $150 - which is all she was finding. So I buy 2 x 4's for $23, plane them down so they look good, glue 5 together for a table top, and then Kreg them all together. So I have less than $30 in it and get $75. I would have charged more but it's the sister of my son's girlfriend.
I did put a USB extender cord on the machine to try and insure that I don't break another motherboard, then taped the cord onto the top of the machine so it won't put any strain on the USB port. We'll see if that works, it did while downloading the firmware stuff.
Went down to carve my first piece after replacing the motherboard (broken USB port), and while the set up started working fine .... when it came to choosing which file to carve the screen had no arrow to let me chose an option, then went to error 21. I tried a different flashdrive, and everything works as advertised again. A warning to everyone, be careful with your flashdrive. I believe this PNY 8GB flash drive may have been the cause of the USB port breaking by clamping too tightly into the port, then breaking off the internal plastic positioning piece inside the port when I went to extract it.
If your flashdrive is feeling a little too snug when you install it, I'd recommend switching to another one for safety. I've added a 6" USB extender cord (available at any computer outlet) to my machine, plugged one end into the machine and duct taped the cord to the top of the 1013. This allows me to plug flashdrives into the extender rather than the motherboard, which hopefully will keep me from breaking yet a third board in the future.