Something similar happened to my Rocket. It was working fine one day. Moved it to a new system the next morning. Installed software on new system and the Rocket stopped working. No system could see the Rocket. If I rolled back the firmware on the Rocket systems could see it, but it wouldn't work. Sent it to Red and they couldn't fix it or tell me what the problem was. $3000 for an out of warranty replacement.
The dip switch #8 thing did not fix my problem.
I never really considered that upgrading the firmware might have caused the problem, until this thread.
I just assumed that something happened when moving from one system to the other, even though in 20 years of working on computer hardware I have never had anything happen moving a card between systems.
I also considered that the card got too hot the night before and finally died , but that never made any sense.
I would just really like to know if upgrading the firmware could be bricking these cards or it is totally unrelated. I have another Rocket I am scared to upgrade and a friend of mine has had two rockets die like this, so he never want to use a Rocket again (one of those Rockets was mine).
Here is the Rocket software and firmware I was using
software - from 1.4.10 to 1.4.16
firmware - from 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52