Hello! I have purchased a triple kit and assembled one of them so far. When I put in the 2nd battery, I get one "chase" pattern. The last light stays lit on the battery side (next to r1, labelled B1 in the my image), and the 6th last light stays lit on the other side (near RN2, labelled R6 in my image). When I press the test button, the light near R1 stays lit and on the other side the 6th from last shuts off and two others turn on. The 9th from last (near rn4, labelled R9) and the first (near rn8, labelled R30). If I press and hold the test button, I can get "B1" to turn off, and sometimes I can get all the lights to turn off.
When I put in the third battery, the same thing happens but IC10 gets quite hot after 15 seconds or so.
I have noticed in the battery graphic a little "3 batts cut here" with an arrow. If I scratch out this trace, will this likely solve all of the problems? Or should the board work with 2 batteries (but perhaps with less battery life) ?
I have made a movie of the chase pattern, and also posted high-resolution images of the assembly:
Will scratching out the "3 batts cut here" line solve all the problems? Is it likely to be something else?
Thank you for your time!!! The kit has been super fun.