Is your Evaporator Fan good ?
Replaced fan - no dice, display still acting funky. Oh well! Replaced motherboard, put freezer back together, plugged in - compressor starts!
Blowing cold air!
Woo hoo! Now that it works, I guess I'll clean it out really good before putting it back in it's home and setting it to chill down.
Thanks everyone! $200 was definitely cheaper than $2800 - no matter how much I would have loved to justify getting a freezer on the bottom
EDIT: Also got my subscription - well worth it! Wondered why I couldn't reply in all the forums