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Yes, avoid_safe_mode is set to 1 in my config.txt file and the 2×5 pin header is pointing in towards the center of the RPi.

Things that I’ve noticed is there is a roughtly 7.5 M Ohm resistance showing between the VCC and the Ground at all times, even with the ribbon cable unplugged. Also going in to the NSES circuit board I have cut a few of the redundant wires short as some of these are shard on the board (vcc, ground, clock) and this can be seen in the image.