perhaps it's just a proof of concept.
I broke a couple copper crystals pulling new wire. I also went with an oversized green shrinktube. I also added in a resistor on the branch and which doesnt really make sense, but that is the thing i did.
V next will likely out that on bottom.
I have the wires rerun, and a contact from the negative leg of the LED going to the oxidized copper. The connection is horrible, the light is blinking, etc. But, I'm pretty sure I can solve all that.
Look, its ghastly.
I'm back in business.