To followup on my original post.
I was able to successfully put the Galaxy Note 12.2 into Odin mode, load up Kies on my PC and connect the Note to the PC.
In the "ID:COM" box it now says "0:[COM5]" with a yellow background and in the "Message" box it shows "<ID:0/005> Added!!".
So can I be hopeful that I might be able to use Odin to recover the Note?!
Thanks again for any help any of you can give. It is certainly appreciated.