Just got a displayotron BUT

SO I ordered a Display-O-TRON hat for a pi…
I plug it in the turn on the pi… I run the bash script and install everything and start running the test scripts… it looks good except there is no text on the LED the backlight works.
I tried it on another pi and it’s still no go… Now there is another hat on both pi’s a fan (but I even disabled the script that was running the fan so the pins should be just passing everything through…

I will pull a hat off at some point but if it doesn’t work??

Make sure SPI and i2c are enabled in Raspberry Pi Configuration.
Or from terminal raspi-config.
The pinout is here.
Display-o-Tron HAT at Raspberry Pi GPIO Pinout
And the Fan Shim pinout is here, if that’s the fan your using.
Fan SHIM at Raspberry Pi GPIO Pinout

I don’t see any pin conflicts.