I’m probably just going to have Shanefix deal with this but the long and short of it is I replace my retimer and the situation is unchanged.
I realize there are a few possibilities and I don’t particularly love any of them. My observations are as follows:
The retimer chip had a slightly different code printed on it than the original. The G4 in the bottom right was the same and I think the TDP158 on top, but the middle numbers were slightly different. I realize it’s possible the retimer chip I put in was faulty, but maybe I put in the wrong type of chip?
Also I find myself wondering if I put it in right . Everyone seems to just drop the chip on top of where the old one was, but how do you align this properly? Just sort of eyeball it? I find myself skeptical I didn’t screw this up.
Then there is the possibility that the retimer wasn’t the problem in the first place.
If there are any relatively easy checks I can do I might give it a shot, but I’m probably going to just ship it off.