Thanks for the info, Dwight. I'm learning a lot working with Dave.When posting scope pictures please state the sweep and voltage scales. Is this an analog or digital scope? The "noise" pictures could be aliasing is on a digital scope( wrong sweep frequency for the signals being looked at ).
I've been too busy to follow this but Daver is a very good debugger.
Do remember, debugging remotely is difficult thing to do. It depends on the person doing exactly what is requested and replying to exactly what is requested. Things like if the voltage measurement is request with answers like "it was good" are problems that make it difficult for the person helping with the debug. Good is not a voltage.