What happens when you power it up? Both LEDs remain lit?
There are two LEDs:
Power: this is the smaller, less intense one, away from the board edge.
Status: this is the brighter one, closer to the board edge.
Can you tell me the state of each, and if it changes at all once you plug it in, over a period of 1-2 minutes after plugging it in?
Could you take a picture of the CHIP - both sides - and share?
the “new” CHIPs should work with this firmware. And as I said, it seems to be booting fine from the windows disconnect/reconnect message.
Also, there are quite a few bad pieces in the “new” batch, in my experience, so its possible that yours has bad NAND. if the problem persists - even after a second successful (re)flash, thats the most probable explanation. In that case, it might be worth trying the official firmware from NTC and see if that flashes well.