Fading Grid

I was trying to create this effect published on Kirupa:


I’m using flash 5, and have followed this to the letter, but when I test/run the file I just get a blank white page, no border, no image. I’m not sure if it’s the way I set things up or the Action Script I copied & pasted from the posting, Anyone got any suggestions? or sample code?

Many thanks
An absolute desperate to get this working - SpiritDancer.