Question Pluto IIX GCvideo help needed

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If anyone has any advice or tips that’d be great as I’ve come to a dead end.
Bought the Pluto IIX #6117 pre installed with GCvideo 3.0e and have been trying to install it for a couple weeks now but can’t get any signal.
I have tried two different setups so far and have not gotten promising results for either.

1st attempt:
Wired all data, pwr, and gnd with 30awg braided.
Ensured the 54mhz pin was routed separately from other signals.
Tested continuity with a dmm.
Verified 2 led’s light up with 1 steady light and 1 blinking.
Tried both plugging hdmi in to a hp monitor and tcl tv.
Attempted plugging in the hdmi after powering gc as I had read that worked for some people.

2nd attempt (the one shown in photos):
Twisted 30awg data lines, and switched to 26awg braided for pwr and gnd.
Ensured the 54mhz pin was routed separately from other signals
Tested all continuity with a dmm.
And got the same results for everything from the first attempt.

Anyone got a recommendation for my third attempt? I read that it can be finicky trying to get the dvi signal from these boards, do you think I just need a better monitor?
 

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I had an older revision pluto that would only ever work without the DDC resistor, maybe yours is similar?
 
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