I had my sc ramp opto go bad. It still played okay but balls were never diverted into sc. They would go up the ramp, loop around, and back down the left while giving out the right points. The game would throw different errors relating to the sc, diverter, and switches but it was only one bad opto.
There are 4 optos in the sc. In the switch test menu, you can test each one by breaking the beam of light with a ball or hand. You can test the diverter and sc magnets as well. I am not sure what is going on with your machine but try to pinpoint exact switches or parts are not working.
I also had some troubled with led strips and ended up frying a gi connector. I would leave those disconnected until you work out the other issues. The main thing is to turn off the machine when working under the play field.