Thanks for the prompt reply!
I've had a bit of luck since last time
To answer your question I flashed my original dump just to see if it would write successfully. (which it did)
Anyhow, I resoldered the E7 (Tristate #) line and managed to get Norway to display "STATUS_TRIST_N: True" and the PS3 now boots to the "Press the PS Button screen" and I am able to turn it off also.
Now I'm not exactly sure what the implications of my "STATUS_TRIST_N: False" from before means on me. But will I have received a bad dump because this output was false the first time? I also did a full write using the original dump back to the PS3 under this False state.
I will go ahead and check my dump using the Flash wiki you mentioned.
Anyone care to shed some light?