AJ, yes it was just a bad board from ge. Board would not do anything just beeped couple times when I hit any button. Installed the 2nd new board and it fired up got the lines across screen to program it.
For future reference, it did NOT have the 3 program lines on control panel. It was a brand new board from factory, or my local parts supplier. Sometimes you just get defective parts. In my opinion GE is notorious for bad boards, I have changed out more GE boards than any other manufacturer.