adafruit_support wrote:OE has a 10K pulldown on-board. There is no need to connect to it unless you want to pull it high to disable the outputs.
the problem still is that i am not getting the verify bit from the adafruit board
I didn't have the jumpers on for the address to start i added them after i had a oscope hooked up i could see it sending the address but it get no verify and then continues to repeat sending the address this has been the case with or with out the address jumpers added.
either the chip is not working or i am missing something is there a way to verify this chip is even good???
oh and thats not the edges of the pads your seeing in my solder job thats resin i used a old 60/40 with a resin core the dwells are quite nice on them but i haven't cleaned the resin off yet