Yeah, $88 for a new one sounds sweeet !
The only thing I can suggest is to keep playing around with adding the Data Line, as most people have problems with it !
Basically, if you plug the trippy in, and it only lights up when you press a button, then that data line is a fault.
Its quite common, and can take some people a bit of time before they add the data line, so as it is 100% faultless.
(Because it is carrying data, the electrical connection needs to be 100%)
Apart from that, it should be very easy !