I've tried reseating the ribbon cable and am pretty sure it's evenly installed. I even checked the ribbon itself to see if there are any cracks or scratches that could have happened when it was disassembled.
The other thing I noticed is that even though it was turned off, when I tried to power it up this morning the battery was drained. I'm pretty sure it was at full juice last night.
This really sucks! I finally get the new replacement parts for the controls that do actually feel so much better than the originals, and my GCW gets completely ruined. Figures...
And the red was really working for me:
com64, does this sound like something you can repair?
Edit: Also, I just touched this area on the PCB and it seems to get hot when there is power supplied to the board:
It doesn't heat up enough to be burning, but it is too hot to touch.