ok I proceeded to check the voltages on all the pins as asked. Even though I had checked continuity of all the pins earlier and verified contact of the pins I pulled out a magnifying glass and looked at the pins on the connector and found several broken solider joints. I re soldered the connector and like magic it now works.

Thanks for you help in getting this working.

I now have two LCD displays would you like me to return one? Thanks for the assistance.