Ok I took a video I'm not sure this will help you help me figure this out, but:Aaaaarghhh no shimmer or pulse - YouTube
It's a Cree XPE2 single LED in red and I have a resistor on the LED (not sure if that's ever stopped pulse or shimmer from working, but I'm semi noob with standard LED and haven't used many reds ever) and I've shown at the end of the video here the settings in RICE that it is reading off of Bank 1.
Also, I reformatted the mini SD card and applied the settings again just to check if that helped but I've got the same result.
One more issue revealed itself. Any advice here would be great: When I save settings in R.I.C.E. and the saber shuts off as per R.I.C.E., the saber loses power. I must reinsert the kill key and remove again for the saber to work.
The battery negative is connected directly to the R.I.C.E. long pin. That's how I've done all my LS builds and pixels etc with no problems (in fact I was told to do it that way by the saber gods), but just stating that here in case CF 9 is different. Perhaps it's something else in the wiring. Any thoughts appreciated.