I would like to get the stock unit working and would only do this as a last resort. I haven't spent much time on researching this yet. I would really like to see if we can get a way to fix the stock units.Mine was also 5 solid lights. From others and what I read, it's dead. I hadn't read about a way to reset with computer.
After calling around (a few sites are still listed as in stock) with no luck, I decided to go with one of the custom units @Plasa makes. He has a couple options. He will be shipping mine soon. I'm in Tacoma, maybe it would save a few bucks to ship together? Ships out of Italy
Might be good option to reach out to him.
If you search CTIS Arduino you will see his posts