[Q] having serious problems with note 2..please help!!

hey guys..

i bought a buddies note 2 last night, and he had some weird rom on it. i formatted the hard drive, and attempted to install a new rom using odin.

i received a couple error messages in odin. first i got:

first i got: Can't open the serial(COM) port.
then i got: <ID:0/003> Complete(Write) operation failed.

a quick google searche attributed those to kies running in the background, so i closed keys, and ended all related processes.

i restarted odin and tried again, but got "Can't open the serial(COM) port." message again.

some answers i found on google were to restart the phone and restart odin. i restarted my phone. only now, it looks like the phone is bricked with the following error message: "Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recover mode in Kies & try again.

I loaded up Kies, but the phone is not being detected by my computer, and it just hangs on "Connecting"

I tried switching the cable into another USB port, and the computer DID detect the phone momentarily, but only for that split second. Kies just tried to connect again, but remained in "Connecting", and then ultimately failed, recommending i reboot my device.

am i ****ed here? what can i do?

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