So, during this lock in, I decided to be a dumb ass and break my beautiful LOTR LE. I will not get into the details as I am still embarrassed by my stupidity . Needless to point out I was really POed at myself
That being said , I thought I had a problem with the CPU Board and after doing a little research , I contacted Chris through pinside.
He responded right away and after trading a few texts / pictures , he confirmed my 500 dollar CPU needed work.
I have never sent a board out for work before so I was a little concerned. His website provided straight forward directions and I got it out the next day. Chris notified me a couple of days later that the board arrived at his place safely.
I figured it would take awhile , but after a couple days , I got the email that all was fixed. Chris actually took a YouTube film of the board being tested so that I could see it working before returning the board to me in the mail. I received the board today and it works . No more busted LOTR!!!!
Just wanted to thank Chris publicly as he was timely and very professional. People like Chris make this a great hobby. I would have no hesitation reaching out for his help any time in the future.