I have recently been given a SaberForge saber with a SaberCore 2.0 Viridian soundboard by a friend to fix, as he has zero electronics/soldering experience, and none of the required tools (e.g. soldering iron).
Originally, it appeared to be a fairly simple broken wire job, but there turned out to be more of a problem than expecting (including the LED cluster having died - 2/4 LEDs blown). So, I turned to the web to get a wiring diagram to repair it, but things are never simple...
I found two wiring diagrams (after a fair amount of digging), but neither seem to match how the saber was originally wired (the lack of a DynaOhm resistor is also concerning). The friend in question assures me he bought it new from SaberForge (who obviously want us to send it back to them for repairs... we're in the UK, so that is a crazy expensive non-option), and it hasn't been modified or worked on in any way.
So, I need guidance. Are the two diagrams (see below) both viable but alternative options? Is one right and one wrong? And does anyone know why there is a resistor soldered in awful fashion on a battery terminal on the board (last two pics).
Many thanks if you are able to help me with this one.