Quoted from Lermods:
Where and how did you connect the led strips? What kind of strips are you using? How did you make the strip? You’ve created a short somewhere so think about these questions to resolve the issue. Do you have access to an external 12v source to test the strip independent of the game?
Some connectors are fully powered, like the topper plug, as soon as you flip the power switch so despite the game not fully booting, a short would create an issue?
I used this LED strip
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I soldered 18ga wiring from + to +, and - to - from the old strip to the new strip. I did a second length across the top, then soldered 2 separate lengths to run down the left side and the right side. On all of the new strips, I made sure to hot glue the soldered wires and use electrical tape around the solder points. On the original strip I just hot glued the wiring at the solder points. I can peel it up and try to get some tape underneath so that way it is not touching the metal case.
I disconnected the left and right strips so I can move the screen, but the second top strip is still connected.